Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: June 14, 2022

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

Office of Tribal Affairs

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS)  Steering Committee
Date: June 21, 2022   
Time: 1 p.m. – noon   
Details:  The purpose of the ICWA AFCARS Tribal Steering Committee is to engage with Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) in an effort to develop the Child Automated Response and Engagement System (CARES) system as the statewide Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System that will replace the legacy Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS), including development of the ICWA data elements specified in the 2016 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) final rule; and to scope out an approach to develop a system that prioritizes and promotes ICWA compliance.
How to participate:  Online Link to participate:  WebEx Link
Contact: For any questions regarding the workgroup or to provide written feedback or other related communication to Digital Services, please email the ICWA Inbox at : ICWA-Tribal@osi.ca.gov or TribalAffairs@dss.ca.gov

Resource Family Approval Convening
Date: June 27 – June 28, 2022   
Time:  TBD (Agenda to follow)
Details:  The overall theme is one of working in partnerships
to promote a better future for foster children and the families who care for
them. Representatives from County Child Welfare & Probation, Tribes & Tribal Organizations, FFAs, RTAs, CDSS and CalSWEC are encouraged to attend this statewide convening.
How to participate: Register to participate
Contact:  TribalAffairs@dss.ca.gov

Community Care Licensing Division

Adult and Senior Care Program
Informational Call regarding COVID-19 Second Booster, Test to Treat and Infection Control Plan Forms
Dates:
 June 15, 2022
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Details: This call will focus on new and current COVID-19 updates on the second booster, Test to Treat program, and infection control plan forms.
How to participate: See Zoom link in Provider Information Notice 22-19-ASC.
Contact: Reach out to your local Adult and Senior Care Regional Office.

Child Care Licensing Program
Family Child Care Home (FCCH) live virtual orientation
2022 Dates:

  • June 24
  • June 27
  • June 28
  • June 30
  • July 25
  • July 26
  • July 28
  • July 29
  • August 22
  • August 25
  • August 26
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Details: The Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program (CCP), hosts live virtual orientations for FCCHs. The orientations are instructor-led and live-streamed through Zoom. Interpreters will be available to provide oral interpretations in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin. For additional information, see Provider Information Notice 22-17-CCP.
How to participate: Reach out to your local regional office to pre-register for the listed virtual meeting options.
Contact: Reach out to your local regional office

Children’s Residential Program
2022 Statewide Quarterly Provider Meetings
Dates:
• August 25, 2022
• November 17, 2022

Times:

  • Congregate Providers: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Foster Family Agencies: 1-3 p.m.

Details: Children’s Residential Program provider meetings are moving from quarterly by regional office to quarterly consolidated statewide, virtual-based webinars with all providers welcome to attend.  We will continue to separate congregate care and Foster Family Agencies (FFAs) in their own statewide virtual quarterly meetings. 
How to participate: Reach out to your local regional office to pre-register for the listed virtual meeting options.
Contact: Children's Residential Regional Offices


Adult and Senior Care Program
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Advocate Stakeholder Meetings
Dates:
• July 18, 2022
• October 17, 2022
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: These meetings are intended for resident advocacy organizations/associations to discuss broad policy, regulatory and statutory issues impacting RCFEs. There may be additional opportunities for stakeholders to engage with the Department via local outreach through Regional Offices.  
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: ASCPStakeholders@dss.ca.gov

Adult and Senior Care Program
Continuing Care Resident Stakeholder Meetings

Date:
• July 21, 2022
• October 27, 2022
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: cclcccb@dss.ca.gov

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

Dates:
• July 25, 2022
• October 24 2022
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: These meetings are for provider organizations/associations that represent licensees of RCFEs to discuss broad policy, regulatory and statutory issues impacting RCFEs.  There may be additional opportunities for stakeholders to engage with the Department via local outreach through Regional Offices.
Contact: ASCPStakeholders@dss.ca.gov


TrustLine Advisory Committee Meeting
Dates: July 28, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Details: Collaborative meeting between the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, CDSS, TrustLine Agencies, County partners, and Live Scan vendor Idemia.
How to participate: Collaborate Meeting
Contact: Pallavi Shimoda, pallavi.shimoda@dss.ca.gov

Children and Family Services Division

Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Parent Partner Advisory Committee Meeting (for Parent Partners) 
Date: June 21, 2022 
Time: 9 a.m.-noon 
Details:  Membership includes parent partners who make recommendations regarding training needs, practice guidelines, opportunities and resources. See Parent Partner Advisory Committee for more information.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact person: Kayla Granderson, Kayla.Granderson@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Workforce Development Workgroup Meeting
Date:
June 28, 2022 
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details: Develop requirements, guidance, and curriculum regarding training, coaching, supervision, recruitment, selection, and retention of Wraparound staff.   
How to participate: Wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov 
Contact person:  Amy Bailey, Amy.Bailey@dss.ca.gov


Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit   
Quarterly Tribal Placement Meeting (Tribes Only)
Date: July 19, 2022  
Time: 10:30 a.m. – noon  
Details: Standing Workgroup occurring on the third Tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis. Discussions around the distinction between placement versus approval, with a focus on developing a work plan and prioritizing actions items to continue discussions and work around placement concerns and collaboration between counties and Tribes. Clarification on emergency placement requirements.  
How to participate:  Online Registration Information or Online Link to participate:  WebEx Link 
Contact: Charm Lee,
Charm.Lee@dss.ca.gov

Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Part IV Stakeholder Workgroup Meetings

Date: First Tuesday of the month
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Details: CDSS and the California Department of Health Care Services co-host meetings with stakeholders. The current focus of these meetings is the Qualified Individual.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Bill Moore, William.Moore@dss.ca.gov

Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Workforce Development Workgroup Meetings

Date: Fourth Tuesday of every month
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
Early Childhood Meetings

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.


Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Steering Committee Meetings

Date: Fourth Wednesday of every month
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@dss.ca.gov


Wraparound Fiscal and Organizational Leadership
Date: First Friday of every month
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details:The purpose of this group is to support the fiscal fidelity of wraparound programs. This includes identification of potential funding streams to braid funds, development of a wraparound estimated cost expense plan, and encouraging the use of flexible funding.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practice & Resource Development Bureau
Wraparound Fidelity and Outcomes Data Workgroup Meetings

Date: Third Friday of every month
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@dss.ca.gov


Supporting Policy Work Related to Child Welfare CANS-Informed CFTs
Date: Not scheduled yet
Time: TBD
Details: TBD
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: William Moore at William.Moore@dss.ca.gov

 

State Hearings Division

Statewide Stakeholder Meetings
Dates:

  • August 19, 2022
  • December 2, 2022 

Time: 9-11 a.m.
Details: Agenda available to participants.  
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.  
Contact:  Kathleen Benton at Kathleen.Benton@dss.ca.go

Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

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


CalFresh and Nutrition Branch
California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Expansion: Stakeholder Listening Session

Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalFreshPolicy@dss.ca.gov

Research, Automation, and Data Division

Statewide Verification Hub (SVH) Stakeholder Meetings
Dates:
• July 13, 2022
• October 12, 2022
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Details: Webex meeting link
How to participate: Join the virtual meeting at the link above. To contribute agenda topic recommendations and access project materials, please visit the SVH stakeholder SharePoint site.
Contact: StatewideVerificationHub@dss.ca.gov
CalSAWS Stakeholder Meetings
Dates:
• September 14, 2022
• December 14, 2022
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Details: Webex meeting link
How to participate: Join the virtual meeting at the link above. To contribute agenda topic recommendations, please contact the email below.
Contact: CalSAWSStakeholderEngagement@dss.ca.gov

Child Care and Development

Child Care and Development and Quarterly Stakeholder Update Meeting
Date: July 19, 2022 
Time: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Details:  CDSS will host its quarterly child care and development transition stakeholder update meeting on July 19, 2022. During the webinar, we will celebrate the one year anniversary of the transition of child care and development and nutrition programming from the California Department of Education to CDSS and share policy and programmatic updates.
How to participate: Register for Zoom meeting
Contact: Corey Rodda, corey.rodda@dss.ca.gov

Adult Programs Division

IHSS Career Pathways

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD
Details: The Adult Programs Division, along with stakeholders, will discuss proposed training opportunities for IHSS providers that assist with the development of a culturally and linguistically competent workforce to meet the needs of an ever-growing diverse population of IHSS recipients, increase provider retention to maintain a stable workforce, and improve the overall quality of care and health outcomes for IHSS recipients.
How to participate: More info to follow
Contact: IHSS Training and Development Unit at IHSS-Training@dss.ca.gov