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

Insights into Post-Adoption Service Programs for Private and Intercountry Adoptions from the QIC-AG

While post-adoption services have been shown as important in family well-being and health, little research has assessed the effectiveness of these services for families who adopt children through intercountry or private domestic adoption.  This new paper draws upon unique approaches from several of the QIC-AG interventions and highlights the importance of ensuring availability and access to services and supports for families that adopt via the intercountry or private domestic process.

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Posted 08-18-20

Prioritizing and Planning Parent Outreach for Adoptive and Guardianship Families: QIC-tips For Success

This new paper focuses on Parent Outreach, an essential element of implementation that can sometimes be overlooked.  The QIC-AG brings together insight, lessons learned, and “QIC-tips” collected and compiled as teams in the eight partner sites worked to support adoptive and guardianship families.

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Posted 08-17-20

Implementation Manuals

The QIC-AG has released comprehensive Implementation Manuals for each of the seven interventions.  The manuals provide detailed information for child welfare and a roadmap and structured process to 1) determine if an intervention is the “right” intervention for your site and 2) implement the intervention with integrity.  Click the links below for each manual.

Posted 07-04-20

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.

Webinar: Promoting Systems Change to Prepare and Support Adoption and Guardianship Families

With the six key messages as a guide, Leslie Cohen and Stephanie Hodge Wolf highlight the practical tools, materials, and content created by QIC-AG and offer a deeper understanding of how the work can be useful for members of the child welfare community as well as allied professionals.

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Posted 06-09-20

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!

Posted 06-28-19

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.

QIC-AG Podcast

Updated 7-27-20

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

Posted 11-9-18.