Careers at CFRP: Current Staff & Student Job Openings

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CFRP NPR Interview: How America’s Child Support System Failed To Keep Up With The Times

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How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child in Texas?

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Father Involvement and Family Violence

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Our Research

The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) is an independent, nonpartisan research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in issues related to young children, teens, and their parents. We engage in rigorous research and evaluation work aimed at strengthening families and enhancing public policy. Read More


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Pediatricians on the Frontlines of Poverty

March 10, 2016early childhood, home visiting, toxic_stress

When taking your child to the doctor for a well-child visit, the appointment normally includes a physical exam, checking your child’s growth and development, vaccinations, and asking your doctor any questions you may have. Now, the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) is recommending that doctors add another component to these visits: screening for poverty. In [...]

CFRP Welcomes New Staff and Students

February 25, 2016cfrp

With the growth in our work has been an expansion of the CFRP family! Welcome to new staffers Sydney Briggs, Research Associate; Ally DeGraff, Research Analyst; and Nicole Vinton, Program Coordinator. We also are pleased to have new students join the research team: Gina Hinojosa, Senior Student Associate; and Graduate Research Assistants Kimberly Bernsen, Jon Brandt, Andrew Corcoran, [...]

New Award: Project S.A.F.E. (Survivors are Fundamental to the Equation)

February 19, 2016cfrp, child welfare, family instability

CHILD WELFARE | Family Safety Grant: Project S.A.F.E. (Survivors are Fundamental to the Equation) Sponsor: Texas Council on Family Violence In response to increasing awareness of the overlap between domestic violence and child maltreatment populations and services, the Texas Office of the Governor created the initiative Project S.A.F.E, overseen by the Texas Council on Family Violence. [...]

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