Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: January 19, 2022

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

Child Care and Development Division

Early Childhood Policy Council Joint Workforce and Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Details: See agenda.
How to participate: Zoom registration

Community Care Licensing Division

Adult and Senior Care Program
Informational Call Regarding Infection Prevention: Upcoming COVID-19 Requirements and Guidance

Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Details: This call will focus on providing COVID-19 updates, offering COVID-19 testing information, addressing vaccination and booster requirements, and reviewing updated visitation requirements. For more information, see Provider Information Notice 22-02-ASC.
How to participate: Zoom link.


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

Dates:
• January 24, 2022
• April 18, 2022
• July 18, 2022
• October 17, 2022
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:
• January 31, 2022
• April 25, 2022
• July 25, 2022
• October 24 2022
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

California Wraparound Advisory Committee
Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 9 a.m.
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Zoom link


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

Date: Every Tuesday
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

Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

CalWORKs and Family Resilience Branch
CalWORKs Policy Alignment Workgroup Meetings

Dates:
• February 3, 2022
• March 3, 2022

Time: 2-4 p.m.
Details: Agenda to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below
Contact: Cal-OAR@dss.ca.gov


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

CalSAWS Stakeholder Meetings
Dates:
• March 9, 2022
• June 8, 2022
• 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


Statewide Verification Hub (SVH) Stakeholder Meetings
Dates:
• April 13, 2022
• 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

Office of Equity

Enhanced Services for Asylees and Vulnerable Non-citizens (ESVAN)
ESVAN Stakeholder Engagement

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Details: The Refugee Programs will invite select participants to stakeholder engagement meetings as they are scheduled.
How to participate: If you are interested in participating, please contact the Refugee Program Bureau.
Contact: Adult Refugee Programs Manager Jacqueline Hom, Jacqueline.Hom@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