About Us

The National Quality Improvement Center for Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five year project designed to promote permanence, when reunification is no longer a goal, and improve adoption and guardianship preservation and support. The QIC-AG is built on the premise that child welfare agencies need to provide a continuum of services to increase permanency stability, beginning when children first enter the child welfare system, and continuing after adoption or guardianship has been finalized. The QIC-AG is working with eight Partner Sites to develop a continuum of services that increase pre and post permanency stability for families, improve children’s behavioral health, and advance the well-being of children and families.

Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Grant #90CO1122-01-00. The contents of this website does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This information is in the public domain. Readers are encouraged to copy and share it, but please credit Spaulding for Children.

For more details about the QIC-AG, click here: Project Overview

A service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, USDHHS, the QIC-AG was awarded to Spaulding for Children in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Learn More About Child Welfare in the 21st Century

With an emphasis on improving child and family outcomes by implementing and evaluating interventions that promote permanence and support children and families that have moved to permanence, the QIC-AG announces two new video products for use in practice, classroom and administrative settings.

Viewers can choose between a brief video which provides an overview of the project, or the full length video which includes details about the QIC-AG’s eight partner sites and their interventions.

Brief Video


Full Length Video