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Title of Program Announcement: National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC NRF)
Purpose: The QIC NRF was created by the Children's Bureau to promote additional knowledge development about the engagement of nonresident fathers (NRFs) and their children who are involved in the child welfare system and to determine the impact of NRF involvement on child welfare outcomes, including child safety, permanence, and well-being. The project is a collaborative partnership between the American Humane Association, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, and the National Fatherhood Initiative. It initially focused on the identification of subthemes, knowledge gaps, service gaps, research priorities, and an experimental design for a set of subgrants. Then in 2008, the QIC NRF awarded four subgrants to collaborations led by the county child welfare offices in El Paso County, CO; Marion County, IN; Tarrant County, TX; and King County, WA. As specified by the QIC NRF, the four subgrants will have a male initiate contact with the NRFs and use a model intervention curriculum for 20 weekly peer-led support groups. Each subgrant has its own outside evaluator to gather and analyze qualitative data from families, workers, and collateral professionals, as well as quantitative data from administrative sources at several points in time.
For a copy of the funding opportunity announcement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-394-3366 .
To view the QIC NRF curriculum, Bringing Back the Dads, and brochure, Your Legal Rights as a Father, please visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway library.
Funding Period: October 2006 - September 2011
Title: National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System (QIC NRF)
Award #: 90CO1025
Grantee: American Humane Association, in partnership with the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law and the National Fatherhood Initiative
Contact: Sonia C. Velazquez, Project Director, email@example.com
Project Website: http://www.abanet.org/child/fathers/
Last Update: August 2010
QIC NRF Subgrants Include: