4 things you need to know about The Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline

Juvenile Detention is in important social justice issue and it involves so many of the families we work with here at CFRI. Sam LaPres, CFRI Graduate Research Assistant/MSSW Student  will be highlighting the Cradle-to Prison pipeline on our blog this summer. This is the first post in a three part series where will be exploring in… Read more »

Congrats Grads! CFRI chats with our office’s recent UT graduates.

By Kate McKerlie  CFRI would like to take a moment to recognize our recent graduates. CFRI is fortunate to have a fantastic group of passionate and talented individuals who work hard on a daily basis to make the great work we do possible. Congratulations graduates, and good luck in all your future endeavors!  Helen Hollis,  CFRI Graduate… Read more »

CFRI Presents on Permanency and Resilience of Foster Youth at Upbring Conference

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the Children’s Bureau this year’s theme is “Building Community, Building Hope.” The focus this year is to acknowledge the power of communities to address child abuse by intersecting research, policy and practice to promote family well-being and child protection from abuse and neglect. Here in Austin, Texas… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Shannon Mann-Butler, CFRI Senior Operations and Development Coordinator

Describe in your own words what you do at UTCFRI: I am responsible for program development and coordination, conference planning and coordination, university outreach, volunteer and mentor coordination, collaboration efforts on campus and in the community, fundraising for UTCFRI programs and projects while working closely with campus development. I also supervise and provide professional development… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Tina Adkins, CFRI Research Associate

  What are your professional areas of interest/ research interests? I am very passionate about improving the child welfare system through quality research and interventions.  In particular, I believe that if you help a parent, you help a child.  Therefore, my favorite work involves supporting the needs of foster and adoptive parents.  I believe psychoanalytic… Read more »