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  What's New:

The Winter/Spring 2014 issue of Child Welfare Matters is Here!
This issue focuses on Lessons from the Field:  Assessing and Improving Continuous Quality Improvement Systems in Child Welfare.

New Quarterly Literature Review
New child welfare organizational improvement literature review available here!

CQI Working Papers!
Five working papers, each focusing on a different component of a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) system, have been posted! Access them here.

Winter 2014 National Webinar Recordings!
Recordings and handouts from our winter 2014 webinars on delivering and sustaining evidence based interventions and continuous quality improvement (CQI) for the courts and child welfare are now available!

Our mission is to support organizations committed to the welfare of children, youth and families and help them achieve better systemic outcomes.

We are one of ten national resource centers (NRCs) funded by the Children’s Bureau (CB), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide free, on-site training and technical assistance (T/TA) to State and Tribal child welfare agencies.

Through training, technical assistance, research and evaluation we help agencies improve management and operations, expand organizational capacity and promote service integration. We focus T/TA in six primary areas, including:

- Strategic Planning
- Continuous Quality Improvement
- Collaboration
- Workforce
- Training Systems
- the federal Child and Family Services Review process

  Resource Highlight:

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Working Papers
The NRCOI created working papers that focus on the componenets of a CQI system. The purpose of these documents is to define and describe the range of specific strategies within each component to implement a high functioning CQI system in a jurisdiction.  While recognizing that the evolution of CQI is iterative and requires time to refine and implement strategies, each working paper is intended to stimulate thinking about a range of strategies, to identify possible barriers to implementation and to identify solutions and recommendations.

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The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) is made possible by a grant from the Children's Bureau. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the NRCOI and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Children's Bureau, ACYF, ACF, or HHS. The Children's Bureau funds this National Resource Center as part of a network of National Resource Centers established by the Children's Bureau.

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