QIC-AG Toolkit and Resources

In October 2019, we released our findings from the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) project. QIC-AG was a five-year project working with eight sites that implemented evidence-based interventions or developed and tested promising practices to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes.

Because November is National Adoption Month, we’ve been sharing QIC-AG chapter highlights and resource toolkit materials related to QIC-AG, adoption, and permanency. If you missed any of those posts but would like to know more, we’ve compiled our shared resources on this page for you.

To learn more about the QIC-AG project, click here.

QIC-AG Chapter Covers Together


QIC-AG Framework

“Helping families prepare for the transition to permanence should begin before finalization by using evidence-based supports and services that not only equip families to weather unexpected difficulties but also feel comfortable to seek assistance if the need arises.”

Click here to view the Continuum Framework.

QIC-AG Framework


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Child Welfare Video

The story of child welfare in America is dynamic and ever evolving. For this reason, we’d like to share a video by Spaulding for Children called “Child Welfare in the 21st Century: Preparing Families for Post Permanence.”

Click here to watch.


Data Sharing in Child Welfare

Data sharing is incredibly important among organizations serving children, youth, and families. However, this exchange of information must be done in a careful manner to ensure confidentiality, policies, and procedures. In this document, we cover the ins and outs of sharing data in our field.

Click here to view the Data Sharing sheet.

Data Sharing in Child Welfare


QIC AG Final Take Aways
Project Take Aways

For our final QIC-AG toolkit resource, we’re sharing the key messages that we’re taking away with us from the last five years. We hope that the findings might provide you with support and inspiration in the work that you do.

Click here to read the Project Take Aways.

This research summary was designed by staff at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing at The University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, in conjunction with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.