About the Consortium
The University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium seeks to inform social policy that optimizes child and family wellbeing.
The Consortium engages members around the core components of the Consortium’s mission:
- Research – scientific collaboration around child and family policy 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.
Consortium members participate in monthly webinars, share resources on the Consortium listserv, and collaborate on various Consortium projects.
The Consortium was founded in 2002 by a handful of interested university leaders and today has over 25 member entities. In 2009, the Consortium launched its initial website and received funding from the Foundation for Child Development to establish a strategy and business plan. In 2011, the Consortium started hosting webinars on child and family policy issues. In 2015, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) became the Consortium’s administrative host. Today, the Consortium has a growing listserv, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and is expanding web content to better serve the needs of members.
Consortium Steering Committee and Staff
|Tama Leventhal, Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Iheoma Iruka, Vice Chairemail@example.com|
|Rebekah Levine Coleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mariah Contreras, Early Career Representativeemail@example.com|
|Diana Serrano, Student Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenneth A. Dodge, Governing Council Representativeemail@example.com|
|Natasha Cabrera, Governing Council Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patricia Barton, Consortium Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Martha Zaslow, Consortium Senior Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|