Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

Helping survivors to heal


What We Work For

We work to develop innovative solutions and resources that help families experiencing domestic violence.

How We Do It

We work to promote safety, stability, and well-being for adult and child survivors of domestic violence.

The Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW) was established to develop, implement, support, evaluate, and disseminate innovative strategies that help systems, organizations, and programs that serve families who are experiencing domestic violence. Our goal is to improve adult and child survivor safety and stability and promote family well-being.

We use collaborative methods and a research- and practice-based framework to ensure that we are supportive of and responsive to the lives of individuals who have experienced domestic violence.

The QIC-DVCW is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.

We hope to see a world where domestic violence doesn’t exist. Until that time the QIC-DVCW creates innovative, data-informed resources that support systems working with families experiencing domestic violence.

Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

The QIC-DVCW was established to develop, implement, support, evaluate, and disseminate innovative strategies that help systems, organizations, and programs that serve families who are experiencing domestic violence to improve adult and child survivor safety and stability and promote family well-being.

To best support our stakeholders, the QIC-DVCW developed the Adult and Child Survivor-Centered Approach that focuses on reducing domestic violence risk factors and building domestic violence protective factors for adult and child survivors; promoting accountability and positive change for domestic violence offenders; and aligning policies, practices, and programming that is responsive to the lives of individuals who have experienced domestic violence.

We are funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.

QIC-DVCW Outcomes

Thus far,  our work has yielded the following products:

  • A report of the theoretical basis for the Adult and Child Survivor-Centered Approach;
  • The development of a domestic violence risk and protective factors framework;
  • The development of a domestic violence offender accountability and positive change framework;
  • A comprehensive literature review about child welfare involved children and families who have experienced DV as well as child welfare organizational practices and programs;
  • The competitive selection of several research and capacity building projects.

QIC-DVCW Partners and Funders

Partners:

Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) serves as the lead agency of the QIC-DVCW and is partnering with four organizations in addition to CSSP:

Funders:

The QIC-DVCW is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Our Experts

Charlyn Harper Browne

Charlyn Harper Browne

Senior Associate
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Sarah Morrison

Sarah A. Morrison

Director, Learning & Evidence
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Susan Notkin

Susan Notkin

Senior Vice President, Systems Change
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Kristen Weber

Kristen Weber

Director, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
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