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Fiscal Academy

This page is devoted to county fiscal and program training opportunities and resources. The training opportunities listed on here are sponsored by the California Department of Social Services, in close cooperation with UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education-Human Services.

Upcoming Events

Fiscal Academy Webinar

Wednesday, August 21, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What’s New: A Sneak Peek at Fiscal Academy Courses

RCFFP is excited to share our latest course offerings and resources to Fiscal Academy!  Our new courses cover foster care eligibility funding and various other funding streams critical to the claiming process.

We are also excited to announce and share that we have created three (3) comprehensive practice and policy guides pertaining to Foster Care Eligibility, developed in partnership with and approved by CDSS. We are hopeful that these guides will support county foster care eligibility staff to enhance their knowledge about AFDC-FC, Kin-GAP programs, Juvenile Court, and support the county’s goal to improve their overall accuracy in foster care eligibility determinations, ensuring appropriate funds are drawn for youth in foster care.

Join us for this upcoming webinar where we will provide a high-level overview of these courses and what you can expect to gain from them.


Elizabeth “Lizzy” Dembosz is a Public Education Specialist with the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice at UC Davis Human Services. She has worked in human services for over 10 years, where she started her career as a rehabilitation specialist in the mental health field, supporting youth in- and out-of-home care. Dembosz transitioned to child welfare services as a social worker and supervisor for five years. She has specialized expertise in Safety Organized Practice, voluntary family maintenance, and child and family teaming. She is passionate about best practices in teaming, collaboration and engagement, and she fuels this passion by coaching and training human services professionals.

Jerelyn Bourdage, M.S.W., LCSW, is a Public Education Specialist with the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice at UC Davis Human Services.  Jerelyn worked in the field of child welfare for over 22 years delivering direct practice to children, youth, and families in multiple programs, provided Safety Organized Practice coaching and best practice support to line staff and leadership, and managed policies and procedures as a policy analyst. 

Registration Link: https://ucdaviscpe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-6ppjkqGtewp5F08mNKwvWBjxxwB9vn
Meeting ID: 964 0718 2003
Passcode: 330936

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