UPDATE: Find all post-event links and resources at http://www.childandfamilyresearch.org/about/texas-fatherhood-summit-2016/
The Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas DFPS’ Prevention and Early Intervention division are hosting the “Texas Fatherhood Summit: Building the Evidence Base for Fatherhood Programs” in Austin, Texas. The Summit brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood to exchange ideas and assess the state of fatherhood programs throughout the country.
We are honored to have national fatherhood expert Dr. Ronald Mincy as our keynote speaker. Dr. Mincy is the Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being and Social Policy Professor at Columbia University. He will speak on the importance of fathers in their children’s lives and why research in this field is so critical. Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Child and Family Research Partnership will also present an overview of the strategies for evaluating and building a comprehensive evidence base.
The Summit will include a series of panels for perspectives from the national, state, and provider levels on what the evidence says about fatherhood programs and the impact on future policy decisions. The top national fatherhood program evaluators from Mathematica, MDRC, and the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN) will talk about what questions they are trying to answer about fathers and their preliminary findings. Policy leaders from state agencies from Texas will discuss the landscape of their state-wide fatherhood initiatives as examples for the nation. Then, fatherhood program providers will share their invaluable work of supporting fathers in the communities.
|7:30am – 8:45am||Breakfast Provided|
|7:30am – 9:00am||Check-In|
|9:00am – 10:15am||Introduction:|
10:15am-10:30amBreak10:30am – 12 noonIntroduction to Fatherhood Program Research:
National Panel on Fatherhood Research and Evaluation:
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch Provided1:00pm – 2:45pmState Panel on Investing in Texas Fathers:
2:45pm-3:00pmBreak3:00pm – 4:30pmProvider Panel on Supporting Fathers in the Communities:
4:30pm – 5:00pmBuilding the Evidence Base in Texas:
5:00pm – 6:00pmNetworking Reception (Tejas Dining Room)
EVENT HASHTAGS - We encourage everyone to tweet now and during the Summit with the event hashtags: #TXdads2016 #fatherhood. You can start now and let people know you’re coming – follow/tag the Child and Family Research Partnership at @CFRPlbj and we’ll retweet you!
SUMMIT LOCATION AND ROOM - The Summit, including breakfast and lunch, will be held in the Ballroom/Salon C on the third floor of conference side of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705). Click here for the Google Map link to AT&T. Breakfast and check-in begin at 7:30am, and the program begins at 9:00am.
PARKING - Free on-site event parking will be provided – you must park in the parking garage at AT&T. The AT&T parking garage entrance is on the north side of the building off W. 20th Street (see photo below). Please keep your paper ticket, and at check-in, it can be exchanged for a free parking pass to be used when you exit. [Please Note: Free parking passes are provided only for parking on-site at AT&T. Attendees are responsible for parking off-site in nearby garages.]
For full details and registration, go to txfatherhoodsummit.eventbrite.com.
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