by Jason Burdge
Last week I was fortunate to attend the National Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) conference. It was inspiring to learn about success with the program across the country and state. The core of this initiative is building a community approach to improving the relationships between - and perception of - all of us involved with caring for foster youth.
As stated by an attending social worker, â€œTogether we are better!â€
Another interesting concept that stayed with me is recognizing the difference between a team complying with a goal and a team committing to a goal. It is simply a measure of dedication.
We are fortunate to have so many members of our community who are committed to improving our ability to care for foster youth. Positive change will not come unless we all strive to improve the system and work together as a united community.
In the coming months we have several new and exciting events planned to celebrate and enjoy our community. I hope you will join us at one or all of them!
If you havenâ€™t done so already, please renew your membership. Your support matters and we canâ€™t do what we do without you. Together we are better!