Project Update

Mountain Valley CWDA Children's Committee - Update

Child Welfare Digital Services delivers a project update to the Mountain Valley CWDA Children's Committee on March 8. Review the CWS-CARES and CWS/CMS presentation slides online.

Bay Area Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Bay Area Regional User Group on March 1. Click here to view the presentation slides. 

Northern Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Northern Regional User Group on February 27, 2018. Click here to view the presentation slides.

Central Valley Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivers a project update to the Central Valley Regional User Group on Feb. 23. Click here to view the presentation slides. 

Southern CWDA Children's Committee

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Southern Regional User Group on February 22, 2018. Click here to view the presentation slides.

Mountain Valley Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Mountain Valley Regional User Group on February 21, 2018. Review the presentation slides online.

Southern Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Southern Regional User Group on February 15, 2018. Click here to view the presentation slides.

Bay Area Regional User Group Presentation - Update

Child Welfare Digital Services delivers a project update to the Bay Area Regional User Group on February 1. Review the CWS-CARES and CWS/CMS presentation slides online.

Snapshot Implementation Activities

The CWDS Implementation Team is preparing for Snapshot, the first major CWS-CARES release. This tool allows staff to search CWS/CMS data for people and their past child welfare history. The team hosted a series of web conferences in January to kick off implementation activities with the State, county, and tribe organizations. These important sessions covered an overview of the Snapshot tool, logistics of the rollout, implementation services provided to organizations, key contacts and resources, next steps, and a brief Q&A. Ten regional sessions were conducted. Invitees included staff from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), county directors, SPOCs, technical contacts, and trainers. Implementation Leads (IL) will prepare stakeholders for this change and serve as liaisons for the project. Stay tuned for more updates by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on social media.

CALS Core Counties Participate in Usability Study

This week CALS core counties visited CWDS Headquarters to participate in a usability study. The collaborative session included further developing the RFA form-to-form navigation concept and pre-submission workflow processes. This will allow CWS-CARES to streamline the online forms, speed up the application process and reduce workload for the approval service. CALS digital service is the team that will provide state and county licensing and approval staff and managers with a simple and efficient tool for facility licensing, certifying and resource family home approval.