Stakeholder Resources

CDSS Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

Last updated: June 17, 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:

  • 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
California Wraparound Hub Meeting - Northern Hub

Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Hubs are regional groups that share information, collaborative practices, and discuss topics relevant to wraparound.
How to participate:For background, visit the Wraparound Services webpage. Also, see the Zoom link.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov


Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit
2021 Caregiver Support Webinar Series: Foster Care Rates, Allowances, Reimbursements and Supplements for Resource Families

Date: July 1, 2021
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Details: Caregivers open their hearts and homes to children across the state. The more that caregivers understand the laws and policies that affect them and their foster/kinship children, the more familiar they become with options and the easier they can navigate services. These webinars are created to provide caregivers with knowledge about topics they have requested.
How to participate:See webinar link.
Contact: Foster Caregiver Policy and Support Unit, Kinship.Care@dss.ca.gov, (916) 651-7465


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
California Wraparound Hub Meeting - Central Hub

Date: July 16, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Hubs are regional groups that share information, collaborative practices, and discuss topics relevant to wraparound.
How to participate: For background, visit the Wraparound Services webpage. Also, see the Zoom link.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
California Wraparound Advisory Committee

Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Advisory Committee makes recommendations, identifies and shares solutions, and promotes best practices related to wraparound policies and programs.
How to participate: For background, visit the Wraparound Services webpage. Also, see the Zoom link.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov


Resources Development and Training Support Bureau
California Wraparound Hub Meeting - Southern Hub

Date: August 16, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Details: The California Wraparound Hubs are regional groups that share information, collaborative practices, and discuss topics relevant to wraparound.
How to participate: For background, visit the Wraparound Services webpage. Also, see the Zoom link.
Contact: Early Practice Interventions for Children and Families Unit, WraparoundQuestions@dss.ca.gov


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

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


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

Dates:

  • 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

Family Engagement and Empowerment Division

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


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
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

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


CalSAWS Project
Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

Dates:

  • 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

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