What is the Quality Parenting Initiative?

Imagine a child welfare system organized around a single principle: Every child deserves excellent parenting, every day. How would that system look different from the one we have today? Would the system return children to their parents, or place them with relatives faster? Would reunifications or placements be more stable, offering children greater security and reducing the trauma of separation? Would success be measured in terms of the ability to maintain and build strong relationships for children? These are the questions that the Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) asks jurisdictions to consider and address.


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