Advancing Practice, Programming, and Policy

This resource page is designed to provide access for stakeholders across the U.S. to QIC-DVCW products and resources that will support improved responses to children and families in which domestic violence is occurring. Tip sheets, practice guides, archived webinars, and more will be made available here for public use.

Our Full Resource Library



Overview of the QIC-DVCW

Introducing the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare! Learn who we are and what we’re doing.

Factsheet: Child Welfare and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects one in three women and more than 15 million children in the U.S., and increases the likelihood of child welfare involvement.


Issue Brief on Relational and Systemic Accountability for Persons Who Use Violence

Our Approach involves engaging people who use violence in ways that are safe for adult and child survivors, and promoting positive change through accountability.

The Child Welfare System in the U.S. News: What’s Missing?

This research report shares how the child welfare system and domestic violence are portrayed in news coverage and discusses what patterns in the coverage mean for practitioners around the country working to build and maintain stronger child welfare protections that address the needs of families experiencing domestic violence.

Issue Brief on Protective Factors for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Our Approach involves building protective factors that lessen the impact of domestic violence for adult and child survivors and promote their safety, healing, and well-being.

Overview of the Adult & Child Survivor-Centered Approach

Learn about the QIC-DVCW’s innovative, research-based approach for addressing domestic violence and co-occurring child maltreatment in families who are involved in the child welfare system.

Voices of Families and Professionals

Addressing domestic violence in the context of child welfare is complex and requires resources, leadership, and practical approaches.

Tip Sheets & Practice Guides

Practice Tips for Working with People Who Use Violence

These tip sheets explore the importance and practice of building both relational and systemic accountability with people who use violence.

Tip Sheets for Responsive Practice During COVID-19

Practice Tips on Protective Factors for Adult and Child Survivors of Domestic Violence

Practical tips on how to build the conditions and environments that help buffer the negative effects of domestic violence on adult and child survivors and support their well-being.

Virtual Events

Let’s Be Real: The Urgent Need for Change in Child Welfare, Courts, and DV Programs

Child welfare systems, dependency courts, and domestic violence programs have contributed to the conditions that result in disproportionate representation of families and survivors of color within child welfare, as well as racial disparities in access to help and services. Let’s Be Real is a conversation among leaders in these fields on the urgent need to advance racial equity.

Innovation on Demand Part 3

This virtual dialogue was Part 3 of Innovation on Demand. Presenters shared how current shifts in practice can improve future efforts to prevent and respond to family violence and inequities of care. They discussed how communities can move beyond surveillance and monitoring to build resilience and strengthen families. The recording, transcript, and resources shared by the presenters are available now.

Innovation on Demand Part 2

This virtual dialogue was Part 2 of Innovation on DemandWith a focus on partnerships between child welfare and domestic violence professionals, presenters shared new strategies for working with community partners and discussed why collaboration is important to effectively help families experiencing domestic violence. The recording, transcript, and resources shared by the presenters are available now.

Innovation on Demand Part 1

This virtual dialogue was Part 1 of a three-part series called Innovation on Demand: Strategies for Addressing Family Violence During COVID-19. Presenters shared strategies for how to offer virtual services and create safer virtual environments with families impacted by domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recording and transcript, along with resources shared by the presenters, are available now.