Advancing an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach

Introducing the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

We're working across multiple sectors to advance an adult and child survivor-centered approach.

The safety and well-being of child and adult survivors of domestic violence are profoundly linked.

Latest News from the QIC-DVCW

Introducing New QIC-DVCW Resources

The QIC-DVCW has bridged practice wisdom, research, and the science of trauma and resilience to develop the Adult and Child Survivor-Centered Approach: an innovative approach for addressing domestic violence and co-occurring child maltreatment in child welfare-involved families. The overview of the Approach is now available, accompanied by an Issue Brief that provides guidance on how child welfare, domestic violence programs, and other collaborative partners can build and strengthen protective factors that studies show benefit both adult and child survivors of domestic violence.

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Lessons Learned from Families and the Field

From January to April 2017, the QIC-DVCW conducted a series of listening sessions to understand the current opportunities and challenges of working with families who are involved in child welfare and experiencing domestic violence, including the perspectives of families themselves.

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What is the QIC-DVCW?

Advancing an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach

The Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) is a five year cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau to test an approach to improve how child welfare agencies and their partners work collaboratively to help families experiencing domestic violence. The safety and well-being of child survivors of domestic violence and child maltreatment are closely connected to the safety and well-being of the adult survivor of domestic violence.  For this reason, the QIC-DVCW is testing an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach to addressing the needs of both the parent and child, which includes effectively engaging and working with the person causing them harm.