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Osborne’s Newest Paper on Impact of Shifting Family Dynamics on Child Wellbeing

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New Brief: Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families

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Osborne Paper “Home Visiting Program: Four Evidence-Based Lessons for Policymakers”

February 8, 2017early childhood, home visiting, osborne

Federal and state policymakers and philanthropies are increasingly emphasizing the use of evidence to drive policy decisions. One of the areas in the forefront of evidence-based policymaking is early childhood intervention strategy, home visiting. As lead evaluator of the Texas Home Visiting (THV) program, the largest home visiting program in the country, serving over 6,500 [...]

Osborne Paper on the Impact of Shifting Family Dynamics on Child Wellbeing

January 5, 2017early childhood, family instability, News

The increasing rates of divorce, remarriage, and single parenting over the past half-century have dramatically impacted the nature of family structure and child wellbeing. CFRP director and LBJ professor Dr. Cynthia Osborne and her colleague Dr. Paula Fomby recent published Family Instability, Multipartner Fertility, and Behavior in Middle Childhood in the Journal of Marriage and Family addressing the complexities [...]

Partnerships for Children breaks record fulfilling Holiday Wishes

December 19, 2016cfrp

Partnerships for Children’s Holiday Wishes program helps to create holiday memories for children served by CPS. Each child is able to submit three wishes that are then fulfilled through donations and sponsorships. In 2015, the program provided gifts to over 4700 children throughout Central Texas, and this year Partnerships for Children will surpass that number. [...]

Veteran’s Day 2016: Supporting Military and Veteran Families in Texas

November 11, 2016military

    Veteran’s Day is a special day to honor and thank our nation’s veterans for their service. The children and families of veterans and military are near and dear to our hearts here at CFRP. CFRP is working with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective [...]

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