UMSSW Awarded Grant to Improve Placement and Stability for LGBTQ Children and Youth in Foster Care
November 21, 2016 | Emily Taylor
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation, at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW), has entered into a cooperative agreement to establish a National Quality Improvement Center on Tailored Services, Placement Stability, and Permanency for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Children and Youth in Foster Care (LGBTQ QIC). This project will work with state child welfare systems, to implement promising and evidence-based practices that improve placement stability, well-being, and permanency. Interventions will be designed to enhance staff, caregiver, and provider knowledge, skills, and competency in providing safe, affirming, and supportive environments for LGBTQ youth in foster care.