Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: November 23, 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:

  • 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


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


Children and Family Services Division

Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Wraparound Fiscal and Organizational Leadership Workgroup 
Date: December 2, 2022 
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Details: This workgroup focuses on 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. The group is also developing guidance regarding Wraparound contracts and serving out of county youth with Wraparound. 
How to participate: Wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov 
Contact: Chris Pettee, Chris.Pettee@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Parent Partner Advisory Committee 
Date: December 13, 2022 
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Details: The Parent Partner Advisory committee is a group of California parent partners (those with lived experience as parents navigating child welfare, probation, or behavioral health) who come together to make recommendations regarding training needs, practice guidelines, opportunities, and resources. 
How to participate: Information to register:  https://humanservices.ucdavis.edu/parent-partners


Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Wraparound Fidelity & Outcomes Data Workgroup 
Date: December 16, 2022 
Time: 10 a.m. - noon 
Details: By enhancing and developing outcome and fidelity measures, data collection, and continuous quality improvement processes, CDSS has partnered with a consultant to develop a CFT evaluation plan that supports the CFT observation tool and survey redesign.
How to participate: Wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov 
Contact: Chris Pettee, Chris.Pettee@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Specialized Permanency Webinar 
Date: December 21, 2022 
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Details: Complex Care/Specialized Permanency Webinar:  The Road Back Home.  This webinar will focus on the promising practices of Kings County Child Welfare Services which underscores their belief that, even after services have been terminated, “it’s not too late” to reunify children with their families. 
How to participate: Information to register
Contact: Janine LeSieur, Janine.lesieur@dss.ca.gov or Wraparoundquestions@dss.ca.gov


Integrated Practices and Resource Development Bureau 
Peer Partner Backbone Committee 
Date: December 21, 2022 
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Details: This Committee focuses on collaborating and uplifting voices of youth partners, parent partners, and others with lived experience to impact change at CDSS and across the state in case-level work with families and in policy and program development.
How to participate: ICPM@dss.ca.gov 
Contact: Kayla Granderson, Kayla.granderson@dss.ca.gov


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


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

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
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