June 2, 2020

Over 1,000 Join YLC for First Ever National Virtual QPI Conference

At the end of May, YLC hosted it’s first ever virtual Quality Parenting Initiative National Conference, focusing on sustaining a relationship based system during challenging times. Our 1,000+ conference participants (more than double our largest QPI conference!) took part in masterclasses led by nationally regarded child and adolescent development experts, breakout sessions featuring practical best practices from QPI youth, families, agency staff that can be immediately implemented, and virtual happy hours. Feedback from participants: “I was really sad about not being able to attend in person, but I’m so impressed and grateful that you guys pulled this valuable experience together for us all. It’s been so informative, meaningful and inspirational! THANK YOU!!” and “The most important thing I gained from this conference is realizing that it takes a team of people to do what we do, hearing from other people around the country and how their programs work compared to how my program works, having the latest developments in science and practices.”

We are so grateful for everyone that led a session, spoke on a panel, and participated in the event. Their dedication to building a a relationship-based foster care system that prioritizes every child and youth having a loving family and community, especially through this national health crises, is what keeps the QPI movement pushing forward. Click here to see recordings of our conference sessions.