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What's New From Children and Families | November 2019

In 2018, more than 286,000 U.S. families received voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services for a grand total of 3.2 million home visits. Learn more about home visiting at the National Home Visiting Resource Center and their just released Home Visiting Yearbook.

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Research indicates that the first years of a child’s life are profoundly significant in terms of brain development and growth, with more than 1 million new neural connections formed every second during that time. That’s a lot of brain activity!

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Hunger Partnership: New 'Bringing Legislators to the Table' Report Available

Back by popular demand, NCSL is releasing a third edition of “Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger through Public-Private Partnerships."

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What’s New from Children and Families: October 2019

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, family economic security, housing and homelessness. For more about our program, visit us at NCSL.org.

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What’s New From Children and Families? September 2019

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, family economic security, housing and homelessness.

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Using Addiction Counselors to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services

Lack of access to behavioral health providers in rural areas continues to affect millions of Americans.

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Child Care and the Future of Campaign Funds

I recently joined the Elections and Redistricting team at NCSL, and in my early research on campaign finance, I was surprised to see so many incoming questions about the use of campaign funds for child care. I shouldn’t have been.

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2019 KIDS COUNT Reveals Positive Trends for Some Children, Disparities Persist

Leslie Boissiere, vice president of external affairs for The Annie E. Casey Foundation, presented mixed findings from the 30th anniversary edition of the foundation’s KIDS COUNT Databook at NCSL’s Legislative Summit.

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Trends in 2019 Injury Prevention and Opioid Abuse Prevention Legislation  

Injury prevention remains a key issue for state lawmakers due to its high toll on individual’s health and state and individual finances.

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HHS Committee Chairs Gather in Denver

Policymakers gathered to expand their knowledge of health and human services issues, exchange policy options and successes in health and human services, bridge connections between legislators and issue experts, and develop individual action plans to confront issues head on.

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