Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: September 14, 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

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

Dates:

  • September 15, 2021
  • October 18, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

Time: 1-3 p.m.
Details: The September 15 meeting will focus on COVID-19 updates and planning for flu season during the pandemic. Facility employees are encouraged to participate.
How to participate: For the September 15 meeting, see Zoom call information available in Provider Information Notice 21-42-ASC.

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 Meeting

Date: 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 Meeting

Date: 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

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Overview Webinar
Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Details: Topics will include an overview of FFPSA components of AB 153 (Part I and Part IV), the Prevention Plan, and funding and comprehensive prevention planning.
How to participate: Email ffpsa@dss.ca.gov or emily.small@dss.ca.gov for information on how to take part in the webinar.


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.


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 Fiscal and Organizational Leadership Workgroup Meetings

Date: First Friday of every month
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Details: Covers aftercare implementation.
How to participate: Reach out to contact below.
Contact: Daniel Wilson, Daniel.Wilson@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


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


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

Office of Equity

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

Dates:

  • 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’ Meeting

Date: 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


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

Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

CalFresh and Nutrition Branch
Statewide Stakeholder Quarterly Meeting

Date: 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 Meeting
(WARRA/SARRA)

Date: 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


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


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:

  • 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

Date: 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: 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