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.
News and Events
Episode #4: Allocate Resources to Engage Families in Services and Supports
In this episode (link) we welcome Project Director, Leslie Cohen back to the podcast as well as Christina Shuma, Site Implementation Manager in Vermont to have a conversation about the importance of allocating resources to engage families in services and supports.
Powerful Videos from QIC-AG
The Partner Site Videos chronicle the sites implementation journey and highlight the personal impact of providing the intervention to children and families.
- Reach for Success: Catawba County, NC
- TARGET: Illinois
- TINT: New Jersey
- NMT: Tennessee
- Pathways 2: Texas
- Permanency Survey: Vermont
- FGDM: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
- AGES: Wisconsin
Webinar: Promoting Systems Change to Prepare and Support Adoption and Guardianship Families
Join Leslie Cohen and Stephanie Hodge Wolf for the next QIC-AG webinar. With the six key messages as a guide, this presentation will highlight the practical tools, materials, and content created by QIC-AG and offer participants a deeper understanding of how the work could be useful for members of the child welfare community as well as allied professionals.
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 3:00pm-4:15pm (EST)
Hosts: National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption/Guardian Support and Preservation
Click here to register
Site Intervention Profiles: Lessons Learned
Over the last five years, the QIC-AG’s eight partner sites have ascertained a number of valuable insights about quality implementation of services to increase pre and post permanency stability for families. We are excited to share these insights with all of you!
Ask About Series
The QIC-AG’s “Ask About Series” offers valuable and practical information about adoption and guardianship geared toward professionals that support families. Click the links below to access facts sheet and videos.
- What Teachers Should Know About Adoption
- What Pediatric Health Care Providers Should Know About Adoption
- Guardianship Fact Sheet for Social Service Providers
- Episode #1: Child Welfare in the 21st Century: Supporting Families Who Provide Permanence Featuring Dr. Mark Testa
- Episode #2: Empowering Families to Seek Support Featuring Melinda Lis
- Episode #3: Responding Expediently to Families’ Unique Service Needs
Developing an Adoption Competent Network of Providers
Click here to view the recording of the Developing an Adoption Competent Network of Providers webinar. Pediatric health providers, teachers, and social service professionals play a critical role in the lives of families who have adopted. Once an adoption has been finalized, these professionals typically have more frequent contact with adoptive families than child welfare professionals. Consequently, families look to these professionals for guidance, insight and support. In light of this, it is critical for these professionals to have familiarity with adoption. This presentation will include a panel of medical, educational and child welfare professionals who will discuss how to create a network of adoption competent providers. Specific information will be provided on how to engage pediatric health providers and teachers in a manner that helps them to become more adoption competent