Creating a Family is pleased to introduce you to a new resource created specifically to meet the needs of post-adoptive families. The National Quality Improvement Center for Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a “five-year project working with eight sites that will implement evidence-based interventions or develop and test promising practices which if proven effective can be replicated or adapted in other child welfare jurisdictions. Effective interventions are expected to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes for waiting children as well as children and families after adoption or guardianship has been finalized.”
QIC-AG has developed two important resources for educators and pediatric health care providers. These fact sheets are intended to “raise awareness about the unique needs of children who have been adopted, and to provide concrete tips on how these professionals can effectively work with these children.” The fact sheets are also suitable for adoptive parents to create engagement with teachers and health care providers on the unique issues facing adoptive families. The covers of both fact sheets are shown here in above and below. Click on this link to find the two pdf’s.
In addition to these fact sheets, you might also be interested in a live chat that QIC-AG is hosting on February 21 at 3:00 pm EST. Their homepage has all the pertinent information you need to register for this 30 minute event.