University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
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, Chair||2014-2021||Tufts University|
|Joshua Brown, Vice Chair||2014-2021||Fordham University|
|Sara Benning||2017-2021||University of Minnesota|
|Rebekah Levine Coley||2011-2021||Boston College|
|Michael MacKenzie||2014-2021||Rutgers University|
|Cynthia Osborne||2014-2021||University of Texas at Austin|
|Greg Welch||2017-2021||University of Nebraska|
|Mariah Contreras, Early Career Representative||2016-2019||Tufts University|
|Diana Serrano, Student Representative||2017-2019||Brandeis University|
|Kenneth A. Dodge, Governing Council Representative||2017-2021||Duke University|
|Natasha Cabrera, Governing Council Representative||2017-2021||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Patricia Barton, Consortium Coordinator||2016-||Society for Research in Child Development|