About Us

Welcome to the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW)

The QIC-DVCW is focused on implementing an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach across multiple sectors that integrates practice wisdom and research from child welfare, domestic violence, child development and the science of trauma and resilience in families and communities.

Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach

The Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach is a process of aligning policy, practices, and programming across agencies to be responsive to the lives and unique circumstances of families who have experienced domestic violence. The fundamental tenet of the approach is that the safety, permanency and well-being of child survivors are closely linked to the safety and well-being of their survivor parent, and the stability of their relationships. Knowledge is blended from multiple fields – child welfare, domestic violence, child development, and the science of trauma and resilience – to create systems, resources and services that are responsive to the needs and experiences of all survivors. The approach also requires addressing the behaviors and the needs of the person who has caused harm.

Our Partners

Futures Without Violence is leading this endeavor along with an experienced group of partners.

National Advisory Committee


Managing Director, Public Policy, Casey Family Programs

Jacquelyn Campbell

Ph.D, RN, FAAN, Anna D. Wolf Chair, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


VP Practice Excellence, Child Welfare League of America


National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community


MSW, Ph.D. Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Hon. RosaFigarola

Circuit Court Judge, Unified Family Division, Miami-Dade County, Florida


J.D., Managing Director of Indian Child Welfare Program, Casey Family Programs

Patricia DuncanHall

MA, Employment and Human Services, Contra Costa County, CA


MSW, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University


Executive Director, Citrus Family Care Network


Practitioner, Researcher & Consultant


Ph.D, Director, National Implementation Research Network


MSW, Executive Director, Caminar Latino, Inc.


Ph.D, Director, Center for Family and Community Engagement, North Carolina State University


MSW, Independent Consultant on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse


Ph.D, Professor, Michigan State University

AnnetteWisk Jacobi

Executive Director of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth


Executive Director, The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.


Team Coordinator, West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence


J.D., Indian Child Welfare Center and Appellate Justice for the Mashpee Wampanoag