About QPI Sites


  • Joined QPI in 2009
  • Partnership with California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA); 26 QPI counties
  • QPI commitment exemplified through practice and state initiatives, and active work specific to individual sites. QPI county currently involves:
    • Comfort calls
    • QPI influenced foster family investigations 
    • Transitions
    • Full Partnership
    • Embracing birth parent and resource parent relationships 
  • Hosted 3rd National QPI Conference in San Diego, 2015
  • California’s Just In Time online training: qpicalifornia.org

  • Joined QPI in 2020
  • Statewide Launch “QPI Kick Off”, November 2020
  • Site has a statewide implementation team, a Statewide Caregiver Advisory Council, and three local groups
  • Began QPI Champions training program, November 2020

  • Birthplace of QPI (2008)
  • Privatized system; QPI present in all regions and overseen by 12 Community Based Care organizations
  • Current priority:
    • Implementation of 2020 legislative changes:
      • Respectful partnerships between staff and families
      • Birth/foster parent partnerships
      • Developmentally appropriate transitions
    • Ongoing work on foster family investigations, incorporating QPI principles into the judiciary
  • Hosted 1st National QPI Conference in Tampa, 2012
  • Florida’s Just In Time online training: qpiflorida.org

  • Joined QPI in 2016
  • Statewide partnership with Department of Children and Family Services and includes nine regions.
  • Statewide Highlights & Current Priorities:
    • Planful Transitions
    • Early connections focus – Initial “Comfort” Calls & Icebreaker Meetings
    • QPI Practice Guides developed for use by staff, foster caregivers, birth parents, partners clarifying best practice in that area, and implementation strategies. Topics include:
      • Confidentiality and Information Sharing
      • Initial Calls
      • Icebreakers
      • Planful Transitions, and
      • Placement Guide for Care Setting Decision Making with Young Children
  • Birth and Foster Parent Mentors (region specific)

  • Joined QPI in 2017
  • Partnership with Aspire MN and specific private agencies
  • Highlights:
    • Initial (comfort) calls passed into legislation effective November 2020
    • Reunification day proclamation by Governor Walz June 25, 2020
    • QPI-MN Champions cohort; 12 individuals trained
    • Published “Starting Journey as a Relative / Kin Foster Parent” video series in conjunction with Mitchell Hamline Law School
  • Current Priorities
    • Youth Voice – developing youth designed and facilitated training for prospective foster parents and child welfare staff
    • Birth-foster parent connection
    • Elevating voice and leadership of lived experience individuals
    • Antiracism action work group
    • Expanding statewide network QPI-MN regional sites and members
  • Piloted QPI Champions program in 2020
  • Learn more about QPI Minnesota’s history and current movement at qpimn.org

  • Joined QPI in 2011
  • Statewide partnership includes Clark County Department of Family Services, Clark County, Washoe County Human Services Agency Children’s Services Division, and Division of Child and Family Services – Rural Region 
  • Significant areas of focus and achievements:
    • Statewide policy on Normalcy 
    • Relative placement data indicates high priority and nationally competitive numbers
    • Siblings being placed together for Clark data high
    • Statewide policy on Information sharing
    • Court improvement Project and local judicial partners on QPI ideals and impact on practice
    • Peer support coaches both for resource families and placement stabilization (Foster Parent Champions in Clark)
    • Washoe was initial site to practice and formally study the ABC-V practice model now statewide FRV practice
    • Statewide integration of QPI philosophy
  • 2020 initiatives:
    • Partnership between birth families and caregivers and staff
    • Comfort calls
    • Appropriate transitions
    • Visitation, and
    • Kinship navigator program evidence based statewide
  • Hosted 2nd National QPI Conference in Las Vegas, 2014
  • Washoe joined QPI Champions program in second cohort, October 2020
  • Nevada’s Just In Time online training and website: qpinevada.org

  • Joined QPI in 2014
  • Partnership with City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (county agency) which includes 10 case management agencies, and 25 resource home licensing agencies
  • Beginning to establish QPI committees in the 10 case management agencies
  • Areas of focus:
    • Resource parent court participation
    • Information-sharing with resource parents
    • Icebreakers
    • Training
  • Hosted 6th National QPI Conference in Philadelphia, 2019

  • Joined QPI in 2014
  • Partnership with Our Community Our Kids (OC-OK), a division of ACH Child and Family Services, First3Years, and 2INgage.
  • Highlights & Current Priorities
    • OC-OK assumed case management from DFPS in March 2020 to serve the families of youth in care.
    • Expanding QPI to rural counties and expanding therapeutic services for youth.