CFRP Affiliations


Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management
appamCFRP Director and Associate Professor, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, serves on the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2014 Policy Council, the leadership team responsible for setting policy and strategy for the association. Dr. Osborne’s four year term on APPAM’s Policy Council is through 2017. APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education. APPAM promotes multidisciplinary public policy research through their annual research conference, peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and active involvement with leaders in policy, academia, and research.

Fatherhood Research and Practice Network
frpnCFRP Director and Associate Professor, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, serves as consultant and Chair of the Responsible Fatherhood working group for the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN). The FRPN is a long-term project of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) composed of an innovative group of investigators, practitioners, program officials and policymakers. The FRPN’s goals are to develop a research agenda that defines the state of the current research in the area of fatherhood and father involvement, identify extant gaps in this research, and generate suggestions for future research. Dr. Osborne is chairing the Responsible Fatherhood working group, who is tasked to identify gaps and future directions for rigorous evaluation research in the area of father engagement and parenting of their children. Click for more about the FRPN and CFRP.

University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
consortiumThe University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium is a national, interdisciplinary organization of university-based entities that focus on child and family policy. CFRP is the member entity for The University of Texas at Austin, and CFRP Director and Associate Professor Dr. Cynthia Osborne is an elected member of the CFP Consortium Steering Committee.

The Consortium is a forum that fosters:

  • Research – scientific collaboration around child and family issues
  • Career Development – cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate training to support the next generation of child and family policy researchers
  • Engagement – effective research-to-policy and research-to-practice translation; efforts to use research to inform policy and practice.

CFRP is the member institution at The University of Texas at Austin for the Consortium. To join the Consortium’s network and listserv, you must be affiliated with a member institution. Anyone may become a CFRP affiliate – faculty, researchers, advocates, professionals, students, and other staff. Affiliates of CFRP receive access to the Consortium listserv and research and networking opportunities. Contact for more information.

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For information on how to become a CFRP Affiliate, please contact