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For Researchers

Dig into the resources below to deepen your understanding of Bridges to Better and the results of our evaluation.

“They say I don’t love my kids enough and I choose the guy. No listening, no reasoning, and they just take the kids.”

– Survivor

“I would like to see more choices available for survivors and definitely more accountability for batterers.”

– Survivor

“The only advice they say is just go with the system. Do what your social worker tells you to do. Why do I need an attorney?”

Spanish Speaking Father

“I didn’t do anything. I was very scared. I was like that, close minded. I felt nothing. No tools, no support from anyone. I don’t have family members here or anything.”

– Immigrant Survivor

Overview of Bridges to Better


Learn more about the six principles and two practice and policy frameworks of Bridges to Better.

QIC-DVCW Logic Model


Check out the logic model of the Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW). For more on the QIC-DVCW, read the About page.

Bridges to Better Outcomes


Our research showed improvements in practice and outcomes, and generated new questions!

Racial Equity Principles for Research


The QIC-DVCW Evaluation Team at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare developed and operated by a set of equity principles for research.

QIC-DVCW Final Evaluation Report (Executive Summary)


Read the Executive Summary to see the results of our evaluation, including improvements in child safety and permanency.

Research Foundation of Protective Factors for Survivors


A growing body of research points to building protective factors that help both adult and child survivors do better in work, school, and life.

Pathways to Healing: Protective Factors for Survivors


Protective factors for survivors of domestic violence at a glance.

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