Executive Liaison Child Welfare Digital Services/CWS-CARES
Wendy Christian is the CWDA Executive Liaison with the CWS-CARES (California Automated Response and Engagement System). She works with the State, counties, and Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) to ensure that the needs of counties are represented in the development and maintenance of systems that support the work of county human services staff. With a distinguished career in public service, Wendy is a child welfare subject matter expert and certified Forensic Interview Specialist with more than 20 years of experience working in the field of child welfare in Sacramento County. Among her previous assignments, she served as a Sacramento County Emergency Response Program Manager and was the Director of the Sacramento County Special Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Center.
Wendy holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from California State University, Sacramento.