General Resources and Links

This page contains valuable information and links to assist you in the great work that you are performing.

QIC-AG Products

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Introduction to TARGET for Adoption Service Providers
This webinar recording provides an overview of Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET).  TARGET is being offered in Illinois to youth between the ages of 10-17 who have been adopted through the intercountry or private domestic process and who reside in designated counties.  TARGET uses a strength-based, psycho-educational approach to teach youth and their families about the impact of trauma on cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational processes. The webinar covers the eligibility criteria and the process for referring families.
Continuum Framework This document lays out the continuum of services that form the framework of the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG). The continuum is a comprehensive array of pre- and post-permanency services provided from the point a child enters the public child welfare system, through finalization of an adoption or guardianship, and continuing throughout post-permanence after an adoption or guardianship is finalized.
QIC-AG Project Postcard A printable document providing a brief overview of the project and information about how to learn more about the QIC-AG and its products.

Documents

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Unregulated Custody Transfer/Re-Homing of Adopted Children: Tip Sheet for Child Protection & Child Welfare Professionals The Capacity Building Center for States developed a Tip Sheet for child protection and child welfare professionals on the Unregulated Custody Transfer/Re-homing of Adopted Children. The Capacity Building Center supports States and territories in building the capacity to develop, implement, and sustain a continuum of adoption preservation and support services that result in enhanced family stability, permanency, and well-being.

Links

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TARGET Model Discussion TARGET Model – Audio Recording
The award-winning Adoption from Foster Care campaign from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council unveiled a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) that aim to encourage the adoption of older youth from foster care. Press Release
CHILD WELFARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE NEED FOR A PRE-AND POST-PERMANENCE SERVICE CONTINUUM Webinar Recording