Launched in October 2021, the Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency (QIC-EY) is a five-year project charged with advancing child welfare programs and practice to ensure that they authentically engage and empower children and youth in foster care throughout the United States, especially in relation to permanency decisions. The QIC-EY aims to bring about systemic changes in how children and youth are engaged authentically, as reflected in intentional shifts in child welfare policy, practice and culture. The QIC-EY is working with eight pilot sites to achieve its goals. Established through a cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the QIC-EY is funded 100 percent by the ACF/HHS.
To learn more about QIC-EY project, visit the official program website.