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THREE BRANCH INSTITUTE ON CHILD SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

The Three Branch Institute on Child Social and Emotional Well-Being is a partnership between NCSL, the National Governors Association, Casey Family Programs, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges. The 2014 Three Branch Institute on Child Social and Emotional Well-Being was held June 30-July 2, 2014, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Learn more about the meeting and evolution of the Three Branch Institute.

 

 

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COME TO THE 2014 SUMMIT

Legislative Summit Circle LogoLegislative Summit circle logo Come to the Minneapolis Legislative Summit Aug. 19-22 and bring home 1,000 ideas from the land of 10,000 lakes. Register now!

There are many interesting sessions including Keeping the American Dream Alive and Reading by Third Grade: It's Critical. Learn more about these and many other exciting sessions by viewing the Human Services and Welfare online agenda today.  

 

 

 

 

 

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CHILD MIGRANTS TO THE U.S.

Head shot of a young girl looking downThe U.S. is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving on the southern border, gaining humanitarian and political attention and challenging federal and state resources and management. As of June 14, 2014, more than 52,000 children have been apprehended, a doubling of arrivals compared to last year.
 

 

 

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HOME VISITING: IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN

This brief overview of home visiting in the states specifically looks at the programs, models and resources available. Additionally the brief includes a story from a potential client of how home visiting could work for families in your state.

 

 

 

 

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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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