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eQIP – A Partnership for Qualified Individuals

Not just talk, but a call to action. eQIP curates the resources you need to do the work with others effectively.

Join our partnership to learn from and support other QI’s working on behalf of children and families within the structure of the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).

What is eQIP?

A Collaborative Partnership for Qualified Individuals (QI’s)

The Center for Innovation in Population Health (IPH-C) at the University of Kentucky is proud to help support the eQIP initiative.

eQIP is a groundbreaking virtual partnership in support of QI’s. The intention is to serve as a hub for collaboration, a central point of connection, and a beacon for gathering information and resources specific to the role of the QI. eQIP is meant to be a place for thoughtful sharing of ideas, questions, and best-practices for QIs; and it’s absolutely free! Becoming a partner of the eQIP will allow you to interact with peer professionals across the United States and to strengthen your skillset as a QI in the pursuit of supporting of children and families through FFPSA.

eQIP – Special Events

You Can Never Go Home Again: Planning for Reunification from Residential Treatment – PART 2.

Please join the eQIP partnership for Qualified Individuals and Independent Assessors for its 4th live YouTube streamed event. This live event will feature a previous guest of the series, Mr. Bob Lieberman. In this second installment of “You Can Never Go Home Again: Planning for Reunification from Residential Treatment” Mr. Lieberman and Dr. April Fernando will dive into additional components and critical aspects on the topic that were not explored in Part 1. Based on his career experience Mr. Lieberman has a fascinating perspective that will illuminate the realities of reunification for children and families. Please join us for Part 2. of this conversation as it will be an intriguing discussion that will be enhanced by your presence and expertise.

Join the 30-minute discussion by clicking on the button below on October 24th, 2023 at 1pm Eastern time. We hope to see you there! Thank you for what you do on behalf of others.

**New Podcast Series For QI’s**

We are honored to introduce to you, Let’s Talk about It: QI Conversations About What Really Matters. This is a casual face to face sit down featuring two FFPSA colleagues that don’t know each other, with the goal of having thoughtful discussions about what matters the most in their work. The discussion is recorded to allow you to view an entertaining exchange of real ideas, strategies, and passion for the work!

You Can Never Go Home Again: Planning for Reunification from Residential Treatment – PART 1.

About Our Guest

Mr. Bob Lieberman, the former CEO of a multi-service children’s mental health agency turned consultant with over 48 years of experience in psychiatric residential and mental health services across the continuum.  He has consulted and advised agencies across the United States. Mr. Lieberman is a Certified Trainer of the Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach by Think: Kids, a program based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Lieberman is also certified by ACE Interface as a Master Trainer in Understanding the NEAR Sciences.  He’s written extensively and is co-editor of “Residential Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families, a Best Practice Guide” and of “Transforming Residential Interventions; Practical Strategies and Future Directions.” He is highly regarded statewide and nationally for advancing trauma-informed care in organizations and communities and for his decades of work at all levels of residential practice and policy.

Words From the Bench: A Conversation about Youth, Families, and Placement Recommendations with The Honorable Judge Guyton

About Our Guest

Judge David G. Guyton is a Family Court Judge in Rock Hill, SC.  Judge Guyton was elected to the Family Court Bench in February 2010, re-elected in 2013 and 2019. He also served as an Associate City Judge for the City of Rock Hill from 1999 to 2009.

Judge Guyton is a member of the York County Bar, the SC Bar, the American Bar Association, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and is admitted to practice in the US District Court for the District of South Carolina. He served on the Commission on Lawyer Conduct for over 10 years and currently serves on the Commission on Judicial Conduct. He served as a private Guardian ad Litem in custody cases and as a Volunteer GAL in DSS Neglect and Abuse cases. He also volunteered many hours to the pro bono and Military Assistance to Military Personnel programs of the SC Bar.

Judge Guyton is a past President of the York County Bar Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill. He has served as the Judge Advocate for VFW Post 2889 and the Marine Corps League Olde English Leathernecks Detachment, and is a lifetime member of both organizations.

eQIP – Inaugural Live Event

About Our Guest

Dr. Christopher Bellonci is a leader in the field of children’s mental health best practices. He served on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP) Quality Issues Committee responsible for developing the field’s clinical practice guidelines defining best practices in treating behavioral health conditions. He also serves on AACAP’s Community-based Systems of Care Committee. Dr. Bellonci brings over 30 years of experience as a Board-Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist working directly with children and families in outpatient, inpatient and residential settings.

Dr. Bellonci has consulted with state and federal child welfare and mental health agencies helping those agencies develop best practices and service systems to identify, prevent, treat and support children with behavioral health needs and their families. His expertise has led to Congressional testimony and recently advising the Senate Finance Committee regarding the Family First Prevention Services Act. Dr. Bellonci is a past President of ACRC and is a part of an International Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Senior Policy Advisor at Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston.

2023 TCOM Conference

The Center for Innovation in Population Health’s 19th annual TCOM conference brought together practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and advocates from around the world to share knowledge, strategies, and best practices in implementing TCOM in their communities. This year’s conference was an exciting and informative event, with keynote speakers, workshops, and networking opportunities that raised the bar for all other conferences. We encourage you to join us next year for the 20th Annual 2024 TCOM Conference in San Francisco, California. Dates TBD… stay tuned!

To learn more, please visit the conference page.