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SACHS Meeting Calendar (2021-2022)

November 4-5, 2021 (virtual via Zoom Meeting)

  • Discussion Topics:
    • County-sharing: Community-based organizations (CBOs) (e.g., strategic partnerships, equity work)
    • Update on State/County Funding Issues
    • Standing State Updates
  • Special Audiences:
    • SACHS counties leads focusing on integrated care services
    • SACHS counties fiscal leads
  • Guests (to be confirmed):
    • Cathy Senderling-McDonald (Executive Director, CWDA)
    • Eileen Cubanski (Director of Budget and Fiscal Policy, CWDA)
    • Kim Johnson (Director, CDSS)
    • Michelle Baass (Director, DHCS)

February 17-18, 2022 (Mission Inn, Riverside, CA)

  • Discussion Topics:
    • Child Welfare Services: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)/ Disproportionality; LA DCFS “Blind Removal” Pilot Project; Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)/Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) Update
    • California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM)
    • Standing State Updates
  • Special Audiences:
    • SACHS counties DEI/equity leads
    • Southern Counties Child Welfare Directors
    • Dawn Schoonhoven Scott (CWDS Director, Academy)
    • Kimberly Mayer (Director, CalSWEC) (to be confirmed)
  • Guests (to be confirmed):
    • LA DCFS Reps. to present on “Blind Removal” Pilot Project
    • Cathy Senderling-McDonald (Executive Director, CWDA)
    • Kim Johnson (Director, CDSS)
    • Michelle Baass (Director, DHCS)
    • Susan DeMarois (Director, CDA)

Note: Prior to the start of the February 17th SACHS Meeting, SACHS Directors will attend lunch with LIA 17 participants (to be confirmed)

May 19, 2022 (Mission Inn, Riverside, CA)

  • Discussion Topics:
    • Aging and Adult Services-How are we planning to incorporate ongoing case management; Looking to integrate APS and IHSS staff; New structures and systems counties are putting in place to address evolving issues facing APS
    • Standing State Updates
  • Special Audiences:
    • SACHS counties Adult Services leads and APS/IHSS Deputy Directors
    • Director of Aging, Los Angeles County (to be confirmed)
    • Orange County Office of Aging Representative (to be confirmed)
    • Dawn Gibbons-McWayne (APSWI Program Manager, Academy)
  • Guests (to be confirmed):
    • Kim Johnson (Director, CDSS)
    • Michelle Baass (Director, DHCS)
    • Susan DeMarois (Director, CDA)

Note: Coincides with LIA 17 Mock Board of Supervisors (BOS)/Graduation on Friday, May 20th 

August 18-19, 2022 (Location: TBD)

  • Discussion Topics:
    • SACHS Annual Planning Session
    • LIA 17 Evaluation/LIA 18 Planning
    • Standing State Updates
  • Special Audiences:
    • N/A
  • Guests (to be confirmed):
    • Kim Johnson (Director, CDSS)
    • Michelle Baass (Director, DHCS)
    • Susan DeMarois (Director, CDA)

FY 2021/2022 Leader’s Circle Hot Topics: Homelessness; American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021; COVID-19 Response and Recovery; Equity and Social Justice; CCR/High Needs Youth; CalFresh; CalWORKs/CalOAR; CalSAWS; and CalAIM

 

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