CFRP at SRCD 2015

March 20, 2015cfrp, early childhood, home visiting

The Society for Research in Child Development is holding its biennial meeting this weekend in (not so sunny) Philadelphia. The event is an invaluable multidisciplinary forum for researchers to share and learn about the many facets of child development. CFRP’s Dr. Kaeley Bobbitt (Saturday) and Abby Lane (Friday) are there now presenting some great posters, and they would love to talk to you if you’re attending. Details are below.

Kaeley Bobbitt: From RCTs to the Real World: What Should be Expected when Taking Home Visiting Programs to Scale? 

Session: Sat., March 21, 12:30 to 1:45pm, Penn CC, 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A

Dr. Kaeley Bobbitt is a Senior Policy Associate at the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Bobbitt will discuss the validity of using RCTs as the “evidence” in evidence-based home visiting programs.

Dr. Bobbitt earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests center around the development and well-being of children from low-income families. Outside of her graduate work, she has worked as a research assistant at the Yale Child Study Center and on the Texas KIDS COUNT project at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Dr. Bobbitt is CFRP’s lead researcher on the Texas Home Visiting Program Evaluation and the Estimation of the Cost of Raising Children in Texas projects.

Abby Lane: Early Stressful Life Events and Child Behavioral Outcomes in Fragile Families 

Session: Fri., March 20, 2:25 to 3:40pm, Penn CC, 200 Level, Exhibit Hall A

Abby Lane is a Ph.D. student at The Universityof Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Child and Family Research Partnership. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, Ms. Lane will discuss the association between early occurrence of stressful life events (SLEs) and aggressive behavior for children at age 5.

Ms. Lane holds a Master’s of Public Policy from the George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from St. Olaf College. Prior to coming to UT, Abby worked as a policy fellow covering family economic security, education, and employment issues at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC. Abby currently assists with the Texas Home Visiting Program Evaluation project at CFRP.