Congratulations to CHASP director Dr. Cynthia Osborne as she celebrates the 5th Anniversary of her in-house research center, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP). CFRP specializes in policy research on issues related to young children, teens, and their parents.
Launched in 2011 to be a resource for local, state, and national decision makers aiming to strengthen families and improve child wellbeing, CFRP has succeeded in providing rigorous research and evaluation to inform policy decisions. CFRP is a large team of full-time staff research associates and graduate students. Dr. Osborne has hired over 100 students over the years giving them unique opportunities to apply and hone real world research skills.
The LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dean Angela Evans hosted a reception celebration with partners and colleagues in late October. At the celebration, Dr. Osborne and the School also honored one of CFRP’s founding partners, Charles Smith, the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Dr. Osborne reflected on the first five years in post “5 Questions for 5 Years.”