As the lead agency for the QIC-CCCT, CCFF brought over two decades of experience providing technical assistance to support tribes, states, regions, and communities to improve outcomes for children and families affected by substance use and mental disorders. Since 2014, CCFF has provided In-Depth Technical Assistance to respond to the needs of infants and parents or caregivers affected by prenatal substance exposure. This training and technical assistance focused on implementing the provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act related to infants affected by prenatal substance exposure, including the development of Plans of Safe Care.
NCSC offered expertise in best practices for collaborative courts and extensive court-based networks for dissemination. AHP conducted a rigorous independent evaluation—providing expertise in Continuous Quality Improvement and applying research to practice.
The QIC-CCCT also drew on a team of expert consultants including the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), and other nationally recognized individuals. Consultant areas of expertise included attorney engagement, dependency courts, joint jurisdiction Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, culturally appropriate services, prenatal substance exposure, early intervention and child development, collaboration with the medical community and practitioners, SUD treatment of pregnant women (including those with methamphetamine or opioid use disorders), and community collaboration with opioid-dependent pregnant women.