Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development


The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) was established at CCFL in October 2016 as a cooperative agreement funded by the Children's Bureau, a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. Led by Project Director Michelle Graef, Ph.D., the overall goal of the QIC-WD is to build an understanding of how improvements can be made within the child welfare workforce, leading to enhanced child and family outcomes for state and tribal systems.

The QIC-WD is leveraging the expertise of its nationally recognized team—comprised of CCFL, the University of Colorado-Denver, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of California-Los Angeles, and three child welfare consultants—to design, implement, and rigorously evaluate evidence-informed workforce strategies and interventions in eight state, county, and tribal child welfare agencies across the nation.