Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: January 11, 2023

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

Community Care Licensing Division

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

2023 Dates: 

  • January 23
  • April 17
  • July 17
  • October 16

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
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Provider Stakeholder Meeting

2023 Dates: 

  • January 30
  • April 24
  • July 24
  • October 23

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


Child Care Licensing Program
Licensing Webinars
2023 Dates:

  • March 28
  • June 27
  • September 26
  • December 12

Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Details: The Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program (CCP), hosts webinars to share licensing-related information with child care providers and the larger early learning and child care community.
The CCP offers English and simultaneous translation in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin for all webinars.  The quarterly webinars will be recorded and posted on the CCLP website under Resources for Providers. For additional information, see Provider Information Notice 22-30-CCP.
How to participate: Online Registration: Zoom link
 

Child Care and Development Division

Child Care and Development Governor’s Proposed Briefing    
Date: January 19  
Time: 11 a.m. – noon   
Details: This is a stakeholder budget briefing on the Governor’s Proposed Child Care and Development budget for 2023-24.   
How to participate:  Online Registration: Zoom Link 
Contact: Corey Rodda, Corey.Rodda@dss.ca.gov 
Child Care and Development Quarterly Transition Stakeholder Update Call 
Date: January 27   
Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  
Details: This is a stakeholder briefing about CDSS’s progress towards the objectives of the child care and development transition from October 2022 to January 2023.   
How to participate:  Online Registration: Zoom Link
Contact: Corey Rodda, Corey.Rodda@dss.ca.gov 

 

Children and Family Services Division

Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Wraparound Workforce Development Workgroup 
Date: TBD 
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: Chris Pettee, Chris.Pettee@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


Permanency Policy Bureau  
Family Urgent Response System (FURS) Technical Assistance 
Date: Second Tuesday of every month  
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.   
Details: Information to follow
How to participate: Online link to participate: WebEx Meeting Link 
Contact: FURS@dss.ca.gov


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

State Hearings Division

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Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

CalFresh and Nutrition Branch 
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Stakeholder Meeting 
Date: First Wednesday of every month 
Time: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. 
Details: Agenda to follow 
How to participate: Reach out to contact below. 
Contact: Hares.Rahimzei@dss.ca.gov


CalWORKs and CalFresh Branch’s 
Racial Equity and Implicit Bias (R.E.I.B) Initiative Stakeholder Meeting 
Date: Quarterly
Time: 11 a.m. - noon
Details: The REIB Stakeholder Meeting will be occurring on a quarterly basis. The purpose of these meetings is to provide updates on the work surrounding this initiative. We will also be providing stakeholder engagement opportunities, and project implementation development.  
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.  
Contact: REIBInitiative@dss.ca.gov 


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

Date: 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

Date: 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

Date: 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)

Date: 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

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Details: Agenda to follow
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: CalFreshPolicy@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