Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: June 4, 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. Topics will include: updated industry guidance, summer safety tips, provider stipends and California’s Pandemic EBT card, along with a dedicated question-and-answer time. Providers may attend any meeting listed below. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Dates and Times:


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

Dates:

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

Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: Information to follow.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
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:

  • 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:

  • 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.

Office of Equity

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

Dates:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.
Contact: StatewideVerificationHub@dss.ca.gov

State Hearings Division

Statewide Stakeholder Meetings

Dates:

  • 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