CHASP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne and her research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Child and Family Research Partnership, and the Texas DFPS’ Prevention and Early Intervention division hosted the first annual “Texas Fatherhood Summit: Building the Evidence Base for Fatherhood Programs” in Austin on February 3, 2016.
The Summit brought together hundreds of leading researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood to exchange ideas and assess the state of fatherhood programs in Texas and throughout the country.
National fatherhood expert Dr. Ronald Mincy, Director of the Center for Research on Fathers, Children and Family Well-Being and Social Policy Professor at Columbia University, was the keynote speaker and spoke about the importance of fathers in their children’s lives. Dr. Osborne and other top researchers around the country presented on what the current evidence says about fatherhood programs and the impact on future policy decisions. Fatherhood program providers also shared their work of supporting fathers on the ground in communities.
All event details and helpful links are at www.childandfamilyresearch.org/about/texas-fatherhood-summit-2016.