Building Knowledge to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce

Eight Child Welfare Systems Selected to Test Workforce Strategies

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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


The QIC-WD is on our way to examining big changes in technology available to frontline workers in Virginia. 


The Family Safety Program of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was recently recognized for their high quality approach to keeping families safe, intact, and functioning.


Michelle Graef, QIC-WD Project Director, shares an example of what the QIC-WD is learning: child welfare and human resources divisions need to work together to identify and address workforce issues.