The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five-year project working with eight sites that will implement evidence-based interventions or develop and test promising practices which if proven effective can be replicated or adapted in other child welfare jurisdictions. Effective interventions are expected to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes for waiting children as well as children and families after adoption or guardianship has been finalized.

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New QIC-AG Video

The brief QIC-AG project video describes how the child welfare population is shifting from foster care to children in permanent homes. Hear parents’ stories about their children’s needs, and consider how the child welfare system can promote child well-being and healing from trauma within the context of a safe and permanent home.

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Recent Webinar

This webinar delivered on September 27, 2016 provides viewers with an overview of the QIC-AG Permanency Continuum Framework and how the project’s eight partner sites utilize it to assess their system of care.
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QIC-AG Permanency Continuum Framework Materials

The QIC-AG Permanency Continuum Framework was developed by the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) to guide its work of helping children in the transition from foster care to adoption or guardianship, and then helping families maintain stability and well-being after adoption or guardianship has been achieved. To learn more about the Permanency Continuum Framework and read or download more information about the eight different intervals that make up the Continuum, visit www.qic-ag.org/continuum-framework.

Project Overview

The National Quality Improvement Center for Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a national project designed to promote permanency, where reunification is no longer a goal, and improve adoption and guardianship preservation and support. QIC-AG is built on the premise that child welfare agencies need to provide a continuum of services to increase permanency stability, beginning when children first enter the child welfare system, and continuing after adoption or guardianship has been finalized. QIC-AG will work with six to eight selected sites (states, counties, tribes) to develop a continuum of services that increase pre- and post-permanency stability for families, improve children’s behavioral health, and advance the well-being of children and families. A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, USDHHS, the QIC-AG was awarded to Spaulding for Children in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.