eQIP New Special Event – Words From the Bench: A Conversation about Youth, Families, and Placement Recommendations with The Honorable Judge Guyton
“This is not football, this side doesn’t win and this side doesn’t lose. We either all win or all lose, and we are looking at the best interest of the child. “
– Honorable David G. Guyton
In the Car When It Happened: A Brief Reflection on the Inaugural QI Partnership Live Event
So, it was in the car that the inaugural eQIP live event was brought to my attention. With skepticism, I tuned in to the discussion between Dr. April Fernando from the TCOM community and Dr. Christopher Bellonci, the Assistant Medical Professor at Harvard Medical School and Senior Policy Advisor at The Baker Center for Children in Boston.
The Families First legislation created the role of the Qualified Individual (QI) to serve as an independent gatekeeper for placement in Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP).