Exploring Data to Uncover Workforce Needs

The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is working with our sites to explore data related to human resources, readiness for change, agency culture and climate, turnover, and secondary trauma among child welfare workers. Learn about our approach to exploring each site’s needs and opportunities for a workforce intervention.


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

Myth Busting Corner

Assessments are valuable tools in the hiring process


The QIC-WD sites are developing a theory of change as part of their needs assessment. The theory of change follows a thoughtful root cause analysis and captures the ultimate goal of the project and lays out the logic on how that goal will be achieved.


QIC-WD staff presented “Bridging a River of Good Intentions: Building Research Evidence on Public Child Welfare Workforce Development Practices” at the Annual Conference for the American Society for Public Administration on March 12th in Denver, Colorado.