Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams
Begun in 214, the Quality Improvement Center for Research-Based Infant-Toddler Court Teams (QIC-CT) is a collaborative effort designed to support implementation and build knowledge of effective, collaborative court team interventions that transform child welfare systems for infants, toddlers and families. Funded by the U.S. Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau, CSSP partners with ZERO TO THREE, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and RTI International to operate the QIC-CT. Together, the organizations are supporting information-sharing and knowledge-building to help ensure that local jurisdictions and states have the tools necessary to identify and address the underlying challenges faced by families in the child welfare system and to ensure that infants, toddlers and families have access to high-quality, evidence-based services.
The QIC-CT provides training and technical assistance to develop and expand research-based infant-toddler court teams based on the Safe Babies Court Teams approach in demonstration sites, including:
- New Haven and Milford Infant-Toddler Court Teams, Connecticut
- Florida Early Childhood Court, State of Florida
- Hawaii Zero to Three Court, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Polk County Safe Babies Court Team, Des Moines, Iowa
- Forrest County and Rankin County Safe Babies Court Teams, Mississippi
- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, The Cherokee Safe Babies Program, Cherokee, North Carolina
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The partners of the QICT-CT operate a centralized website offering numerous resources, publications and information of interest to child welfare professionals. Visit http://www.qicct.org/ to access them.