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KEEPING TRACK

young boy leaning on a fenceStates are finding better ways to ensure foster children’s personal information follows them through the system, and is updated and comprehensive. Learn more about this topic by reading a recent State Legislatures Magazine article by Meghan McCann, NCSL policy specialist who focuses on foster care issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 CHILD WELFARE LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS

 Kids holding thumbs upThe Child Welfare Project in the Children and Families Program tracks legislative enactments related to the safety, permanence and well-being of children and families through its yearly compilation of state legislative enactments. During the 2014 legislative session, NCSL identified at least 294 child welfare-related bills enacted in approximately 45 states.

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FELLOWS LEGISLATIVE CORNER

 Capitol Dome with Blue BackgroundAs a way to keep Fellows connected and to highlight work being done, NCSL staff periodically highlight a Fellow and the work they are doing. The April edition highlights Texas and New York. NCSL's Early Learning Fellows program began in 2011. The program shares with selected Fellows the latest research and state policy ideas during a series including face-to-face meetings and webinars. Learn more about being a Fellow.

 

 

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CHILD WELFARE APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER

six kids laying on the floorNCSL's latest Child Welfare newsletter featuring information on 2014 Enacted Legislation, disproportionality in child welfare, housing and foster care, supporting adoptive families and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OVERVIEW | HUMAN SERVICES

What happens to children—especially in their early years—echoes over the long haul across a broad range of social policy areas. How children fare today will be felt in all parts of society--in schools, the economy, health, welfare and criminal justice systems. In addition, polls suggest that voters are dissatisfied over governmental responses to the needs of children and families. To address these concerns and help legislators support families in their communities, NCSL tracks state and federal policies and programs in three key areas: early childhood care and education, welfare and poverty, and child welfare. In addition, we offer resources on child support, marriage, domestic violence and family law. The human services federal affairs staff represents state legislatures on the full range of federal human service issues in Washington, D.C.

NCSL staff can provide comprehensive, thorough, timely and in-depth information on critical human service policy issues. Staff working on human services includes the Children and Families Program in Denver and the human services federal affairs staff in Washington, D.C. We provide services to legislators and staff working to improve state policies affecting children and their families.

STANDING COMMITTEE

The Health and Human Services Committee is one of eight NCSL Standing Committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states. In particular, this committee has jurisdiction over state federal health and humans services programs, legislation, regulations and policies.

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  • Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Created in 1968, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CAFCP) serves more than three million children in child care settings each day. CACFP is among the core federal child nutrition programs that Congress will review in the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

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