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
Time for a Quick Chat?
Join us for a QIChat! 30 minutes on May 16 at 3:00 p.m. (EST) is all it takes to learn about exciting work being done by the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) in the 8 partner sites. This QIChat will highlight the intervention that New Jersey has implemented to support to children and families who have achieved permanence. New Jersey will discuss lessons learned while implementing Tuning in to Teens; a program that equips parents with strategies for responding empathically to their adolescent’s emotions with the aim of increasing communication and parent-youth connections as well as enhancing the emotional competence of teens. The interactive QIChat will provide an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that New Jersey has made to implement the intervention into their system. Come prepared to Chat as there will be plenty of time for Q and A.
Ask About Adoption Fact Sheets for Teachers, Pediatric Health Providers, and Parents
The QIC-AG as developed two fact sheets about adoption tailored for 1) teachers and 2) pediatric health care providers. The fact sheets are designed to raise awareness about the unique needs of children who have been adopted, and to provide concrete tips on how these professionals can effectively work with these children. They can also be used by adoptive parents as tools for engaging their child’s teachers or health care providers. Click on the link(s) below to download the PDFs.
The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is using or adapting a variety of structured implementation tools which are now available for your use and adaptation. To access the tools, visit the new Implementation Tools Resource Page.
Announcing two new videos describing the QIC-AG and our sites’ interventions. Please watch and share, together we can create awareness of the need to support families from pre- to post- adoption and guardianship.
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.