Building Knowledge to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce

Eight Child Welfare Systems Selected to Test Workforce Strategies

View the eight selected sites

Our Mission

The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is dedicated to understanding how to improve child workforce outcomes. Ultimately, improvements in workforce outcomes can lead to enhanced child and family outcomes for state and tribal child welfare systems.

Recent Blog and News Updates


Michelle Graef, QIC-WD Project Director, presents how the QIC-WD approaches our work with sites.


Anita Barbee, QIC-WD Evaluation Team Lead, describes how the evaluation team will examine various QIC-WD activities, including site selection and the implementation of the interventions.


Research indicates that an organization’s culture and climate directly affects employee morale, expectations, and turnover, as well as outcomes for children and families.