• September 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 7

Spotlight on Continuous Quality Improvement

In August 2012, the Children's Bureau released an Information Memorandum on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), the process by which organizations identify, describe, and analyze strengths and problems and then test, implement, learn from, and revise solutions. This month, CBX looks at how the child welfare field is using the philosophy of CQI to evaluate and improve interventions for children and families. We also highlight a new Children's Bureau CQI Training project.

  • CB's Focus on Continuous Quality Improvement
    The Children's Bureau (CB) completed two rounds of Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico during Federal fiscal years 2001–2004...

  • Building Child Welfare's CQI Capacity
    In August 2012, the Children's Bureau released an Information Memorandum (IM) for State title IV-B and IV-E child welfare agencies about the importance of establishing and maintaining continuous...

  • Promoting CQI: The NRC on Organizational Improvement
    By Peter Watson, Director, National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement There is a growing consensus in the child welfare field that we need to incorporate the ongoing...

  • CQI for Early Childhood Grantees
    The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was developed to improve health and developmental outcomes for at-risk children. The MIECHV program, which is coordinated...

  • Court Performance in Improving Child Well-Being
    The January issue of The Judges' Page newsletter focused on the court's shared responsibility in improving the well-being of children in foster care. In "Improving Child Well-Being Through...

  • CQI Practice Model in North Carolina
    The October 2012 issue of Training Matters, a publication of the North Carolina Department of Social Services (NC DSS) Child Welfare Services Statewide Training Partnership, provides information...