The Judge’s Role in Prevention: Implementing Plans of Safe Care

Initiative:  The National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams Description: This video featuring Judge Peggy Walker draws on her experience as the presiding judge of the Douglas County Georgia Family Treatment Court and discusses the judge’s role in improving systems of care for infants with prenatal substance exposure and [...]

QIC-CCCT Evaluation Webinar: What Does the Data Tell Us So Far?

Date: January 26th, 2021 Speakers: Terri Tobin (AHP), Jen Carpenter (AHP), Lisa Lundquist (AHP) Description:  The QIC-CCCT evaluation seeks to generate knowledge about how and to what extent demonstration sites improved child welfare and treatment outcomes, implemented the CARA amendments to CAPTA and Plans of Safe Care, built and sustained effective collaboration, [...]

Case Law Review – Prenatal Substance Exposure

This body of case law represents a robust discussion of legal issues surrounding prenatal substance exposure in civil child protection cases across the country. The variation in analysis from different jurisdictions illustrates how this area of child protection law presents many challenges and varied decision-making across courts. The goal of this case law [...]

Serving Native Families Affected by Substance Use Disorder: Active Efforts and Plans of Safe Care

Date: June 30th, 2020 Speakers: Ken DeCerchio (Deputy Project Director, National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams) Suzanne Garcia (Tribal Law and Policy Institute) Stephanie Weldon (Yurok Health and Human Services) Alita Redner (Yurok Health and Human Services) Description:  Substance use disorders among pregnant women and the number of infants [...]

Conveying Your Message – Strategies for Promoting Your Program

Download the Conveying Your Message TA Tool Date: 6/24/2020 Speaker: Tara L. Kunkel, MSW Description:  Conveying the message of your program is an essential part of sustainability and growth. The story you tell needs to convey the value of your program to the families you serve, community stakeholders, and policy makers in [...]

Plans of Safe Care: An Issue Brief for Judicial Officers

Judicial officers hear a broad variety of dependency matters from a unique vantage point. This often requires insight and education in areas beyond the law such as substance use, mental health, and infant health and development. This briefing paper is intended to assist judicial officers presiding over collaborative community court teams better understand [...]

Reasonable and Active Efforts, and Substance Use Disorders: A Toolkit for Professionals Working with Families in or at Risk of Entering the Child Welfare System

A toolkit for professionals working with families in or at risk of entering the child welfare system.  The QIC-CCCT developed the Reasonable Efforts, Active Efforts and Substance Use Disorders Toolkit to help address some of the challenges presented in making reasonable and active efforts and related judicial findings in cases involving substance use. The [...]

Supporting Recovery and Reunification

Speaker: Dr. Lynne Katz Description:  Dr. Lynne Katz highlights a collaborative response strategy developed by the University of Miami’s Linda Ray Intervention Center to support families in recovery as they transition out of residential treatment and reunify with their children. Recognizing that reunification support is essential to stabilizing the whole family through [...]

From Policy to Practice: Comprehensive and Coordinated Family-Centered Treatment for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Speaker: Dr. Hendrée Jones Description:  Join Dr. Hendrée Jones for a discussion about the use of family-centered treatment when serving pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders and their families. Dr. Jones will present about the importance of care coordination and systems integration for the whole family, including building relationships and [...]

QIC-CCCT REDCap Webinar

Description:  Would you like to learn more about the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system and how it may benefit your program? In this session, we give an overview of this secure web platform (developed at Vanderbilt University under a federal NIH grant, free for non-profits, used in over 3,900 institutions in [...]

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