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 Issue 04.2017.05 - May 2017

Please note: This is also a courtesy distribution to all attendees of the CSDA 2017 Annual Child Support Training Conference & Expo as an opportunity to see our May Issue of OneVoice CSDA Newsletter. Attendees have not been added to our bi-monthly distribution mailing list.

If you would like to be added to our bi-monthly OneVoice CSDA Newsletter distribution please contact Danielle Wermund. Thank you.

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2017 Annual Child Support Training Conference & Expo

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Attendees: Don't forget to visit them in our Exhibitor Hall.

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What YOU Do Matters – & Every Day Does Count!

An Interview with Vicki Turetsky

Steven Golightly and Natalie Dillon collaborated on this interview and on this article.

These are sage words of wisdom from former Federal Child Support Commissioner, Vicki Turetsky. Natalie Dillon and I recently had an opportunity to interview Commissioner Turetsky a few weeks after she left office. …

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Review 2017 Children & Families Policy Symposium

March 1, 2017 - A Child’s Well-Being…It Takes a Family

By Kim Cagno, Director San Mateo Department Child Support Services

“We live in a world where all families are stable, healthy and self-sufficient.”    -Unknown  …

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CSDA President's Message

Strategic Alignment

By Natalie Dillon, Director, Yolo County DCSS

During the January CSDA Board and Membership meetings I talked about a focus on strategic alignment for the Association. Strategic alignment is the process and the result of linking an organization's structure and resources with its strategy and business environment. What that means is that CSDA will be moving toward better defining the …

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Aren’t You Glad I Didn’t Say Quadragennial Review?

By Kathleen Ayers, Chief Attorney, Tulare County DCSS

What is a Quadragennial review? Well, you will have to wait until the end of this article to find out, along with other mathematically significant anniversary names.  For now, I would like to focus your attention on the quadrennial review that is currently taking …

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Collaboration Opportunity for the Child Support Program

By Sue Philpott, Manager, San Bernardino County DCSS

Recently the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) Region IX office hosted a webinar featuring "SNAP E&T and Child Support Collaboration." The presenters were from the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Division of Child Support (WA DCS),  …

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Alleviating Stress

By Ross Hutchings, CAE, Executive Director, CSDA

In preparing material as a co-presenter for the workshop on “Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking” for CSDA’s upcoming Annual Training Conference & Expo, I came across the part where it talks about public speaking as being stressful, at least for some. It was somewhat ironic as I was very stressed trying to …

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What’s showing at the CSDA Legal College 2017?

Marissa de Almeida and Ron Ladage, 2017 Legal College Co-Chairs The 2017 CSDA Legal College has an exciting and innovative new line-up this year starring excellent trainings for Child Support attorneys and legal staff alike.  The CSDA Legal College will be held October 16-19, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel.  We are planning an interactive event in which audience …

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LPC Corner - Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO): A Legacy

By: Colin Anderson, Attorney, Yolo County DCSS

The Legal Practices Committee met at the Sacramento Department of Child Support Services April 6–7. One of the many topics discussed was the concept of whether an LCSA can collect assigned arrears with a QDRO. The topic of QDROs got me thinking about the untimely passing of Doug Harrison on December 2, 2016.  …

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May The Support Be With You! - Engaging Staff with Fun Themes

By Amelia Rosas, Section Manager - Sonoma County DCSS

At Sonoma County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) we kick off every Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) with a new theme to accompany our new Performance Plan. Developing a theme and using it throughout the year gives us a fresh way to work on the Performance Plan each year. We have …

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Meet Your Peers

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Sharon Wardale-Trejo

Director, Merced/Mariposa Regional DCSS

One Voice: Hi, Sharon – most of your peers know you from your active involvement in CSDA, including your recent service as President. However, many may not be aware of your background. Can you give us a glimpse?

Sharon: I grew up in a very small rural community. My parents emigrated from England and set their …

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Karen Roye

Director, San Francisco Department of Child Support Services

In the beginning

Like so many, I am a proud immigrant to this wonderful country. I was born in London, England to a Cuban mother and a Jamaican father.  …

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San Joaquin County DCSS Leadership Graduates a Second Class

By Lori Cruz, Director, San Joaquin County DCSS Eleven employees of the San Joaquin County Department of Child Support Services became graduates of its leadership program on April 10, 2017. The eleven new graduates presented proposals, to address actual work challenges,as part of their graduation ceremony.…

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People on the Move

Who’s going where? This is a great opportunity to let us know who is promoting and or joining your organization. These are their new positions. Would you like to let us know who is moving and where?  …

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2017 Leadership Institute

Chair: Lisa Dugan

Purpose: To provide meaningful content and discussion around current leadership philosophy, practices, challenges, and applications within the child support program

Who Should Attend: Directors, Executive Staff, Managerial Staff, Supervisors, and staff in “lead” positions that are your up and coming leaders of tomorrow*

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This is your newsletter. We want to hear from you!

What would you like to see included, what would be most helpful, what would make this a look-forward-to publication? Also, share with your peers and fellow child support industry professionals your good works. If you have done something within your county that you are proud of, have some promotions …

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