General Resources and Links

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QIChats

Name Description
The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) – QIChat


Tennessee – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIChat presented September 19th, 2018.

This QIChat highlights the intervention that Tennessee has implemented to support to children and families who have achieved permanence. Tennessee discusses lessons learned while implementing the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. NMT helps clinicians determine beneficial therapeutic activities for a child based on the child’s specific developmental stage and physiological needs. The QIChat provided an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that Tennessee has made to implement the intervention into their system.

Reach for Success – QIChat


Catawba County – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIChat presented August 15th, 2018.

This QIChat highlights the intervention that Catawba County, North Carolina has implemented to support to children and families who have achieved permanence. Catawba County discusses lessons learned while implementing Reach for Success; a structured early-outreach program designed to identify adoptive families who might be at higher risk for post-permanency discontinuity and may benefit from services. This interactive QIChat provides an overview of the intervention and highlights adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that Catawba County has made to implement the intervention into their system.
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Adoption and Guardianship Enhanced Support (AGES) – QIChat


WI – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIChat presented July 18th, 2018.

This QIChat highlighted the intervention that Wisconsin has implemented to support to children and families who have achieved permanence. Wisconsin discusses lessons learned while implementing Adoption and Guardianship Enhanced Support (AGES); a voluntary program designed to support families who face escalating stress stemming from emerging issues. The interactive QIChat provided an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that Wisconsin has made to implement the intervention into their system.

Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) – QIChat


IL – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIC-Chat presented June 20th, 2018.

This QIChat highlighted the intervention that Illinois has implemented to support to children and families who have achieved permanence. Illinois discusses lessons learned while implementing Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET); a strengths-based, psychoeducational approach designed to teach youth about the impact of trauma on human cognition. The interactive QIChat will provide an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that Illinois has made to implement the intervention into their system.

Tuning in to Teens – QIChat


NJ – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIC-Chat presented May 16th, 2018.

This QIChat highlighted the intervention that New Jersey has implemented to support to children and families who have achieved permanence. New Jersey discusses 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 provided an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that New Jersey has made to implement the intervention into their system.

Vermont Permanency Survey – QIChat


VT – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIC-Chat presented April 18th 2018.

This QIChat highlighted the intervention that Vermont has implemented to support children and families that have achieved permanence. Vermont will discuss lessons learned while implementing the Vermont Permanency Survey which was designed to help the site learn about the experiences of families both pre- and post-permanency, inform practice, and connect families to needed resources. This QIChat provides an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that Vermont has made to implement the intervention into their system.

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska – Implementing Family Group Decision Making


Winnebago Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIChat presented March 21, 2018

This QIChat highlighted the intervention that the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has implemented to support children and families in placements that do not seem to be moving toward permanence. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska discussed lessons learned while implementing Family Group Decision Making; a culturally competent, family engagement practice to promote decision-making related to permanence. This interactive QIChat will provide an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has made to implement the intervention into their system.

TX – Pathways to Permanency 2 – QIChat


TX – Site Specific Page

This is a recording of the QIC-Chat presented February 21.

This QIChat will highlight the intervention Texas has implemented to support children and families in placements that do not seem to be moving toward permanence. Texas will discuss lessons learned while implementing Pathways to Permanency 2; a seven session (21 hour) series for caregivers who are parenting children who have experienced trauma and loss. The interactive QIChat will provide an overview of the intervention and highlight adaptation, recruitment and retention efforts that Texas has made to implement the intervention into their system.

QIC-AG Adoption Service Providers Video Series

Name Description
Adoption and Guardianship Enhanced Support (AGES) This is a recording of the webinar presented: September 22nd, 2017

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of Adoption and Guardianship Enhanced Support (AGES). AGES, developed by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, is being offered to families in the 17 counties and three sovereign tribal nations in the Northeastern Region of the state, who have adopted through the intercountry or private domestic process. AGES offers families individualized assessment of emerging needs and their strengths, identification of family-specific goals, personalized assistance with navigation of pre-existing resources and services, and targeted advocacy in areas requested by the family.

 Tuning in to Teens (TINT)

This is a recording of the webinar presented: August 10, 2017

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of Tuning in to Teens (TINT).  TINT is being offered to children in New Jersey who are between the ages of 10 and 13, who have been adopted through the intercountry or private domestic process.  TINT is a seven session, emotion coaching program designed to increase parents’ capacity to understand and respond to their child’s emotions and thereby, help the child to develop and improve emotional competence.

NEUROSEQUENTIAL MODEL OF THERAPEUTICS (NMT):  Post-Adoption Service in Tennessee Available to Intercountry and Private Domestic Adoptive Families This is a recording of the webinar presented: July 27, 2017

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of NMT. NMT is being offered in Tennessee to families with adopted children who have been referred to Tennessee’s Adoption Support and Preservation Program in the Shelby, East, Northeast, Tennessee Valley, Smoky Mountain, and Upper Cumberland regions. NMT is available to children who have been adopted through the intercountry or private domestic process. NMT is a developmentally informed, biologically respectful approach to working with at risk children that helps organize a child’s history and current functioning. The NMT approach helps families and professionals apply interventions that appropriately align with a child’s needs and strengths.

SUCCESS COACH: Post-Adoption Services in Catawba County, North Carolina Available to Intercountry and Private Domestic Adoptive Families This is a recording of the webinar presented: June 28, 2017

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of Success Coach services, which includes ongoing support and enhanced case management to children and families to promote placement stabilization and child wellbeing. Success Coach services are available to families in Catawba County who adopted through the Child Welfare System; and the intercountry or private domestic process. Post adoption services are available in all other regions of North Carolina and information about how to access those services be shared.

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.

Annual Lessons Learned

QIC-AG Products

Name Description
Ask About Adoption: Teachers edition

Ask About Adoption: Pediatric Health Care Providers edition

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.
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.

Other Adoption and Guardianship Links

Name Link
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.
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