Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: May 20, 2022

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

Office of Equity

2022 Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Event in collaboration with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA).  
Event theme: Collaborating to Stop Hate
Date: May 23, 2022
Time: noon-1:30 p.m.
Details: The 2022 AAPI Heritage Month event will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about the Stop the Hate Program Fund initiative and its focus on addressing the unfortunate rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in recent years as well as the historical roots of anti-Asian bias. Attendees will hear from the leaders who advocated for and ultimately shaped this initiative into a statewide partnership between state government and local community organizations. To ensure the event is inclusive to all, closed captioning and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
How to participate: Register in advance
Contact: OOE@dss.ca.gov

Community Care Licensing Division

Adult and Senior Care Program Licensees
Informal call regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing, Quarantine, and Isolation Guidance
Date: May 25, 2022  
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Details: This call will focus on providing updates on COVID-19,reviewing new testing guidance, reviewing new isolation and quarantine guidance, answering frequently asked questions.
How to participate:  See Zoom link in Provider Information Notice 22-17-ASC.
Contact: Reach out to your local Adult and Senior Care Regional Office


Children’s Residential Program
2022 Statewide Quarterly Provider Meetings
Dates:
• May 26
• August 25
• November 17
Times -
Congregate Providers: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Foster Family Agencies: 1p.m-3 p.m.
Details: The Community Care Licensing Division, 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 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
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
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 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:
• 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

Child Care and Development

Child Care and Development and Nutrition Quarterly Update Call 
Date: July 19, 2022 
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Details: During this call, CDSS will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the child care and development and nutrition transition and provide stakeholders with an update of our work furthering the goals of the transition.   
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