News Category: child and family


Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff Appointed Director of the Population Research Center at UT Austin

June 5, 2020

Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D., a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, has been appointed as the Director (September 2020) of the Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been an integral part of the PRC and has served as the Development Core Director and Postdoctoral Training Director.

CHASP Lunch Talk 2/12 with Dr. Cynthia Osborne: Program Evaluation 101

Feb. 3, 2020

Whether you are a policymaker or a program manager, you will need to determine if your program actually works as intended and why or why not. Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and director of the Center for Health and Social Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will discuss how to begin to answer the question of “Does it work?” including how to develop a strong logic model that guides the evaluation of programs. More.

Dr. Michael Hole Helps Bring Mobile Health Services to More Kids

Dec. 3, 2019

Dell Children's Express bus makes rounds in Central Texas. Dell Children’s is partnering with Texas Women Infants and Children to offer health care for WIC clients.

Elisa Borah Launches New Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness

Sept. 24, 2019

After years of continuous war, multiple deployments and barriers to accessing targeted and effective programming, U.S. military and veteran families face a diverse set of needs, including addressing the effects of military trauma, stresses on the family from prolonged separation, and the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life. Read more.

CHASP at SXSWEDU and SXSW 2020

Aug. 12, 2019

Help ensure our CHASP Faculty Fellows and The University of Texas at Austin have a strong presence at next year's SXSW and SXSWEdu Conference and Festival! They have several captivating proposals that need your vote during the public voting PanelPicker process, which ends Friday, August 23rd.

You don't need to attend to vote, and all you have to do is choose "VOTE UP" via the links below.

New Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center Led by CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne

Aug. 6, 2019

At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual Legislative Summit on August 6, 2019, The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with early childhood leaders from across the country, announced the establishment of the Prenatal-to-Three Policy Impact Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. With initial support by the J.B. and M.K.

Michele Deitch Named to Texas Task Force on Dual Status Youth

July 22, 2019

Michele Deitch, CHASP Faculty Fellow and The LBJ School of Public Affairs/ The University of Texas School of Law criminal justice expert, is an invaluable resource to the state of Texas on a number of social and juvenile justice issues. She's now been asked to serve on the Texas Supreme Court’s Children’s Commission Task Force on Dual Status Youth. The statewide task force is comprised of judges, practitioners, and experts on juvenile justice focused on the needs of youth who are in both the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system.

Perspectives Blog > Access to Reproductive Health Care in Texas: Rosie’s Law and the Hyde Amendment

April 22, 2019

Access to Reproductive Health Care in Texas: Rosie’s Law and the Hyde Amendment.  By Marjorie Crowell, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorAccess to reproductive health care in Texas is an issue for many living in the state.

Perspectives Blog > Texas Public School Finance: The Special Education Struggle

April 18, 2019

Texas Public School Finance: The Special Education Struggle.  By Lynn Murphy, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorThe state of special education in Texas is grave. Following federal investigation, Texas was found to be in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in January 2018.

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