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Issue 09.2018.03 - March 2018

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California Health & Human Services Open Data Portal: Knowing your Customers

By Camille Valverde, Statistical Analyst with San Bernardino County DCSS

In our ongoing quest for additional data to increase our ability to analyze the population we serve, many LCSAs are on a constant hunt for free government datasets (aka “open portals”) that may serve as a launching pad for data that will help us better serve our current customers and …

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PI #6—Percent of Current Support Paid by Percentage Band—Great Concept, Let’s Expand Our Thinking! —Part II

By Adam Perry, Child Support Program Manager, El Dorado County DCSS

Well, a lot has taken place since the last time I updated you on the Banding Toolkit back in the September 2017 issue. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on where we are and what the future holds. We are excited that the Banding Toolkit is …

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Learn to Win & Mentor Others—Part One

By Lou Tice (as seen in Personal Excellence®)

Doesn't it make good sense to change our internal picture before we go around trying to change the results we’re getting? People with an optimistic view of their capabilities out-perform those who are doubtful or simply more “realistic,” even though their abilities are virtually identical. They don’t give up easily or worry …

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Keeping Pace with a Rapidly Changing World

By Leonard Villagomez and Mike Moreno, Deloitte 

The world is changing at a rapid pace. Organizations must adapt to remain relevant and child support programs are no exception. Arguably one of the most effective federal programs of all time, child support faces new challenges—arising from dramatic changes in society—that may threaten its future success.  Child support agencies are experiencing rapid change …

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Bay Area LCSAs Collaborate on Payment Options Campaign

By Ignacio J. Guerrero, Director, Santa Clara County DCSS

The Bay Area local child support agencies have had a long history of collaborating with each other to better serve families and customers that depend on our critical services.  Most recently, Alameda County DCSS led a very successful Regional Employer Workshop.  More information on that event can be found by clicking …

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Outreach for the Modern Child Support Program

By Natalie Dillon and James Anderson, Yolo County DCSS

Over the past five years, the child support caseload has been in a decline throughout the state of California. The caseload in the medium-sized Yolo County child support agency, located adjacent to Sacramento in northern California, is no exception. In addition, we found that the percentage of Yolo County cases with …

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Meet Your Peers

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Melinda Self

Director, Contra Costa County DCSS

I am the third of four daughters born to an ironworker father and a homemaker mother. Although the “homemaker” label has changed over the years and may no longer be politically correct, that is what my Mom still proudly calls herself…

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LPC Corner: To Lien or Not to Lien; That is the Question?

By Colin S. Anderson, Lead Attorney, Yolo County DCSS

Hamlet aside, there has been a lot of confusion surrounding real property liens in the last couple of months. The turbulence was noted by the CSDA Legal Practices Committee (LPC) and the issue was discussed at the last few meetings…

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Homeless Children Matter—Part 4

By Tara Turrentine, Homeless Youth Coordinator, El Dorado County Office of Education

El Dorado County Child Support Services has selected Homeless Children Matter as the beneficiary of fundraising efforts for the next annual CSDA training conference in May 2018. Thank you for the opportunity to educate CSDA One Voice readers over this year about McKinney-Vento and how homeless students navigate …

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Patriot Award

On January 24, 2018, during a Sacramento County Department of Child Support Services (SCDCSS) All-Staff Meeting, several members of SCDCSS leadership and county personnel team received a very prestigious recognition—the Patriot Award.  Those honored by this award were Program Manager Marilyn Brereton, Supervisor Heather Jeter, Lead Child Support Officer Mary Gutterez, Supervisor Alecia Winborne, and Personnel Specialist April Fitzgerald. The …

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Poverty Awareness Month… Identifying Innovative Solutions

By Marie Girulat, Director San Bernardino County DCSS

How do we come together to address poverty in our community? What can we do as human services organizations? In January, San Bernardino County Human Services convened over 15 county departments, community and faith-based organizations, and county residents to join together in a month-long campaign to encourage action and innovative …

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People on the Move - March 2018

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? Send an email to Stacy Gray to share in our next issue of OneVoice…

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Complimentary Training

Productivity & Collaboration Tools*

How to Leverage Technology to Help Grow Your Business

 

Thursday March 15, 2018 (10 - 11 AM)

 

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Regional Poverty Simulations

 

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Los Angeles - April 11, 2018

Annual Conference - May 2, 2018

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2018 CSDA Annual Child Support Training

Conference & Expo

 

Registration Now Open - CLICK HERE

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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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2017 Child Support Attorney Sourcebook

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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Please note: The books available were signed personally by author Dr. Kathryn J. Edin during one of our training events.

 

2016 The Face of Child Support in California

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