General Resources

Addressing Disparities and Overrepresentation of Black, Latinx, Indigenous Children & Families of Color in Child Welfare
During the QIC-R’s Quality Learning Collaborative Session, Dr. Tricia Stephens presented on the disparities among Black, Latinx, Indigenous Children, and families of color in child welfare. To view the recording, please click here. To access Dr. Stephens’ slides, click the “Download” button.

Rapid Cycle Improvement Process – PDCA
This presentation highlights the rapid cycle improvement process of implementing, examining the effects, and refining the process of QIC-R sites’ chosen interventions. 

Enhancing Family-Centered Practice Through a Trauma Informed Perspective
Darquita Fletcher, QIC-R Project Director, and Angela Braxton, National Family Engagement Consultant, developed a presentation on the importance of utilizing family-centered guiding principles and trauma-informed approaches.

Family-Centered Reunification Training
The Family-Centered Reunification Training is a 60-minute, easy-to-access online training that assists child welfare agencies in understanding a family-centered approach to working with families toward timely and safe reunification. Upon completion of the training, child welfare agency staff will have the tools necessary to create a foundation for authentic engagement with parents, families, and young people, which will support reunification efforts. Click the “Access Training” button to complete the training via our learning management system: Ideas@TheInstitute. The training can be found under the “Featured Programs & Curricula” section.

A Parent’s Perspective on Family-Centered Reunification Practice
This document was written by National Family Engagement Consultant, Angela Braxton. Angela provides strategies for effective family-centered reunification practices in child welfare.

Child Welfare Practice: Creating a Successful Climate for Change – Findings and Considerations from an Institutional Analysis
This article provides an overview of the California Partners for Permanency (CAPP) Project and the Institutional Analysis conducted in Los Angeles County. It outlines the findings from the Institutional Analysis, including strengths and considerations for improvement. 

Iowa Parent Partner Approach Handbook
This handbook provides an overview of the Parent Partner Approach. This approach promotes innovative change in social work practice to improve relationships with parents and assist in policy development and learning opportunities.

Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: An Innovative Partnership to Promote Authentic Family Engagement in Systems Change
The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Family Voices partnered to create and implement a process for engaging families in the Pediatrics Supporting Parents national initiative to promote the social and emotional development of young children. This case study examines that partnership and provides insights about best practices for engaging families.

Parent Engagement and Leadership Assessment Guide and Toolkit
This assessment tool redefines how families experience early childhood systems and the role parents can play to reshape these systems to be more equitable.

A Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities
The Children’s Bureau formed a workgroup that is comprised of representatives from Tribal child welfare programs, evaluators, university researchers, technical assistance providers, and Federal program partners. This roadmap talks about the importance of building relationships, knowledge, and skills for evaluation practice in Tribal child welfare.

Impact of Safe@Home on Placement and Permanency Outcomes
The purpose of this study was to rigorously test the effectiveness of Safe@Home, an in-home parent skill-based intervention implemented in Clark County, Nevada. 

Family-Centered Reunification in Child Welfare: A Review of Best Practices
The QIC-R team has explored current interventions to assess those that might serve to achieve successful reunification. Our assessment can be found in this guide.

QIC Evaluation Types & Definitions
This document defines various types of evaluation as it relates to the QIC-R.

Implementation Science Summary
This is a summary of implementation science and the four stages of implementation, developed by NIRN, the National Implementation Research Network.

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