Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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

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

  • September 27
  • September 29
  • October 25
  • October 28
  • November 29
  • November 30
  • December 7

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 22-24-CCP
Contact: Reach out to your local regional office


Children’s Residential Program
2022 Statewide Quarterly Provider Meetings
Date: 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
COVID-19 Guidelines and Information Updates
Date: September 28, 2022
Time:1-2:30 p.m.
Details:The Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) ASC Program invites you to our informational call on September 28, 2022 regarding “COVID-19 Guidelines and Information Updates.” This call will focus on: (1) New COVID-19 vaccines; (2) New CDPH guidance; (3) updated PINs; and (4) answering your questions. For additional information, see Provider Information Notice 22-27-ASC.
How to participate:Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Zoom link


Adult and Senior Care Program
Continuing Care Resident Stakeholder Meetings

Date: 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

Date: 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

Children and Family Services Division

Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit    
Quarterly Tribal Placement Workgroup Meeting (Tribes Only) 
Date: October 18, 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 by identifying objectives and prioritizing action items to continue discussions and work around placement concerns and collaboration between counties and Tribes. Emphasis on ICWA placement preferences and emergency placements. 
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


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 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

State Hearings Division

Statewide Stakeholder Meetings
Date: 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

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, next meeting: September 29, 2022 
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

Research, Automation, and Data Division

Statewide Verification Hub (SVH) Stakeholder Meetings
Dates: 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

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