This presentation was led by Howard Shiffman, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS, at the 2015 OPEN MINDS California Management Best Practices Institute in San Diego, CA, on August 26, 2015. In the presentation, Howard Shiffman discussed the proposed changes to the California child welfare system financing – and its likely impact on children, families, and the service providers. Other presenters in this session included: Joseph M. Costa, Chief Executive Officer, Hillsides Debra Zanders-Willis, Director, Child Welfare Services, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego Richard Knecht, M.S., Director . . .