Path Toward Reunification

| 12:20 PM

Tom Ruff, a child protective services social worker, generally has 15 days after a first court hearing to figure out more facts, identify more family placement options for the child who was taken out of the home and help make a plan for the next steps.


The County and the Court

| 11:23 AM

Tom Ruff is a child protective services social worker who works in the North Central Region’s Court Intervention unit. That means he typically gets involved in cases once a front-line social worker investigating a report to the County’s Child Abuse Hotline has already visited the home and found evidence of abuse or neglect, prompting the County or law enforcement to remove children to protect them.


Connecting Online with Family Caregivers

| 4:37 PM

When you’re trying to reach a wide audience, it pays to be innovative. In the case of the County’s Aging & Independence Services (AIS), taking their popular caregiver seminars online has helped them reach a whole new audience.


County Encourages Seniors to Speak Up

| 9:09 AM

Access to transportation, funding for services and support for caregivers topped the list of concerns voiced by San Diego County seniors at a community meeting sponsored by the Health and Human Services Agency Aging & Independence Services (AIS).