The QIC-DVCW is partnering with and supporting Research and Capacity Building Projects across the country. Projects will develop, implement and evaluate practices, policy and programming to promote safety and well-being of adult and child survivors, accountability and meaningful support for change for people using violence, and permanency for children.
Research and Capacity Building Projects will work with the QIC-DVCW through September 2021 to test collaborative interventions that include two inter-connected components of an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach:
Does a collaborative Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach—that includes safely engaging and establishing accountability of the domestic violence offender—improve adult and child survivor safety, child permanency, and child and family well-being for child welfare involved families experiencing domestic violence?
For which families, and in which social contexts, does an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach improve these outcomes?
What factors are associated with successful implementation and sustainability of an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach?
What are the costs associated with the implementation and maintenance of an Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach, and how do these compare to the costs of “practice as usual”?
These research questions were developed based on a national scan of relevant literature and federal data sets; listening sessions and stakeholder interviews with key informants around the country; lessons from the Greenbook project and similar cross-system initiatives to align child welfare and domestic violence work; and deliberations with the QIC-DVCW National Advisory Committee.