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The Latest State-by-State Child Support Data

Each year the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement releases a preliminary report to Congress detailing 50-state data on numerous child support measures.

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What’s New from Children and Families

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

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Early Care and Education Summer Quarter 2017 Update

This edition of the e-update features a handful of recently archived webinars and LegisBriefs from the ECE project staff and other NCSL colleagues.

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Combating Rising Suicide Rates Using Scientific Research

An American adult dies every 12 minutes by suicide. Rising rates have lifted suicide to the 10th leading cause of death in 2015

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Thursday Webinar: Dual Language Learners

The final webinar in NCSL's Early Care and Education series will focus on policy options and strategies to effectively serve preschool through third grade students who are still mastering their native language while also learning English.

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A Sobering Look at the Opoid Abuse Crisis

The scale and urgency of the opioid crisis is clear in the numbers.

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Opioid Crisis Tops HHS Priorities

Confronting the opioid crisis and helping states tackle the myriad problems associated with the epidemic is the top clinical priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Jane Norton, director of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs for the department. 

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What's New from Children and Families - Summit Edition

Plan to join us beginning Sunday in Boston for the annual Legislative Summit. Register and learn more about the specific Human Services sessions, including a look at state strategies to address Adverse Childhood Experiences and ways to support foster parents. We hope to see you there!

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Batter Up at the NCSL Early Learning Fellows Leadoff Meeting

The College World Series wasn't the only exciting game in town in Omaha last month.

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Thursday webinar: State Preschool Programs

Steve Barnett with the National Institute for Early Education Research will highlight the key findings from the annual State Preschool Yearbook during NCSL's webinar, State Preschool Programs: Annual National Institute for Early Education Research Update, Thursday at 2 p.m. ET.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.