Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: April 6, 2021

The California Department of Social Services works closely with stakeholders across the state. Below is a listing of upcoming meetings.

Community Care Licensing Division

Child Care Licensing Program
Local Licensing Calls for Child Care Providers

Details: These calls will provide guidance and resources to support child care providers.
Dates, times and how to participate listed by region:

Please utilize the Zoom link located directly under the Regional Office of your choice to access each meeting.

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Statewide Spanish Only Virtual Call/Meeting


Adult and Senior Care Program
Monthly Informational Calls for Adult and Senior Care Program

Dates:

  • April 21, 2021
  • May 19, 2021
  • June 16, 2021
  • July 21, 2021
  • August 18, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • October 18, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

Time: 1:15-2:55 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Information to follow.
Contact: For questions, please contact your local Adult and Senior Care Regional Office.


Adult and Senior Care Program
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Advocate Stakeholder Meetings

Dates:

  • April 19, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • October 18, 2021

Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: ASCPStakeholders@dss.ca.gov


Adult and Senior Care Program
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Provider Stakeholder Meetings

Dates:

  • April 26, 2021
  • July 26, 2021
  • October 25, 2021

Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: ASCPStakeholders@dss.ca.gov

Children and Family Services Division

Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
Early Childhood

Date: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Details: The CDSS Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit launched a statewide workgroup to update and enhance the Birth to Six Toolkit, a resource webpage currently housed on the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) website. Upon completion of this project, we hope to expand the workgroup into a larger statewide early childhood committee that will focus on meeting the needs and well-being of children age birth to five years, involved with the child welfare system.
How to participate: If your county is interested in participating in the workgroup, please email CWSEarlyChildhood@dss.ca.gov to inquire.


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
System of Care Monthly Webinars: Staff Recruitment, Training, and Coaching, MOU Part 8

Date: April 14, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Details: The April webinar will focus on how local System of Care can and should collaborate effectively to develop their workforce, support shared leadership and otherwise align the recruitment and staff development processes in support of collective impact and uniform practice.
How to participate: Register for Zoom meeting.
Contact: SystemofCare@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
Peer Partner Hubs

Date: April 15, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Details: The Peer Partner Hubs are a safe space for peer partners (including youth advocates and parent advocates) with lived experience in child and family-serving organizations to network and support one another, share information and learning opportunities, and provide feedback to organizations, counties, and CDSS for system improvement. Peer partners from various child and family-serving systems are invited, including but not limited to child welfare, probation, and behavioral health.
How to participate: Register for Zoom meeting.
Contact: CDSS Peer Partner Webpage


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
California Wraparound Hub Meeting - Central Hub

Date: April 16, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Hubs are regional groups who share information, collaborative practices, and discuss topics relevant to wraparound.
How to participate: Visit the Wraparound Services webpage.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
California Wraparound Advisory Committee

Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Advisory Committee makes recommendations, identifies and shares solutions, and promotes best practices related to wraparound policies and programs.
How to participate: Visit the Wraparound Services webpage.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov


Office of Child Abuse Prevention
Family Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic Data Webinar

Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Details: The Office of Child Abuse Prevention, together with the California Department of Public Health Prevention Injury and Violence Prevention Branch's Essentials for Childhood Initiative, will present the findings for the November 2020 Family Experiences During COVID-19 Pandemic Questionnaire. Attendees will be given a presentation by Drs. Robert Sege from the HOPE Project at Tufts Medical Center and Lori Turk-Bicakci from Kidsdata.org, a project of the Population Reference Bureau. This webinar will include a broad overview of the questionnaire, a summary of California and national findings, and highlights from the Healthy Outcomes Positive Experience (HOPE) perspective.
Agenda if Available: Information to follow.
How to participate: Register for Zoom meeting.
Contact: Marja Sainio, 916-651-9128, Marja.Sainio@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
California Wraparound Hub Meeting - Northern Hub

Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Hubs are regional groups that share information, collaborative practices, and discuss topics relevant to wraparound.
How to participate: Visit the Wraparound Services webpage.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov

Office of Equity

Refugee Programs Bureau
State Advisory Council on Refugee Assistance and Services (SAC) Quarterly Meeting

Date:

  • June 10, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • December 9, 2021

Time: 1:30-3 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Information to follow.
Contact: Lauren Kocher, Lauren.Kocher@dss.ca.gov


Civil Rights Unit Advocates’ Meetings

Dates:

  • April 22, 2021
  • July 22, 2021
  • October 28, 2021

Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Call in: 866-252-6350, Participant Code: 36576447
Contact: Christina Teixeira, Christina.teixeira@dss.ca.gov

Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

CalFresh and Nutrition Branch
Statewide Stakeholder Quarterly Meetings

Dates:

  • May 13, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • November 4, 2021

Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Registration link for online meeting to follow.
Contact: Alexis Fernandez, calfreshrods@dss.ca.gov


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
Early Engagement and Eligibility Engagement
Welfare and SAWs Advocates’ Quarterly Meetings
(WARRA/SARRA)

Dates:

  • April 29, 2021
  • July 21, 2021
  • October 27, 2021

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda and meeting attachments are sent to attendees.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Early Engagement and Eligibility Bureau, Octavio.Galvan@dss.ca.gov, (916) 654-1322


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
Cal-Learn/Adolescent Family Life (AFLP) Quarterly Meeting

Dates: Not yet scheduled.

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Engagement Bureau at (916) 654-2137.


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
Regional Workforce Partnerships Meeting

Dates: Not yet scheduled.

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Engagement Bureau at (916) 654-2137.


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
CCCCO CalWORKs State Advisory Committee Meeting

Dates: Not yet scheduled

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalWORKs Engagement Bureau at (916) 654-2137


CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review (Cal-OAR)

Dates: Not yet scheduled

Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Cal-OAR@dss.ca.gov

Research, Automation, and Data Division

CalSAWS Project
Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

Dates:

  • June 10, 2021
  • September 9, 2021
  • December 9, 2021

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Details: Agenda to follow. Learn more about the CalSAWS Project.
How to participate:Register for Webex meeting.
Contact: CalSAWSStakeholderEngagement@dss.ca.gov


Statewide Verification Hub (SVH) Project
Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

Dates:

  • April 14, 2021
  • July 14, 2021
  • October 13, 2021

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Details: Agenda to follow. Learn more about the Statewide Verification Hub (SVH) Project.
How to participate:Register for Webex meeting.
Contact: StatewideVerificationHub@dss.ca.gov

State Hearings Division

Statewide Stakeholder Meetings

Dates:

  • June 4, 2021
  • August 27, 2021
  • December 3, 2021

Time: 9-11 a.m.
Details: Agenda available to meeting participants.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Kathleen Benton, Presiding Administrative Law Judge, Policy and Rehearings Bureau, Kathleen.Benton@dss.ca.gov