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Legislative Strategies to Address Benefits Cliffs

Don’t miss NCSL’s Base Camp 2022 where you can learn from your colleagues in Connecticut and Kentucky about opportunities to reduce benefits cliffs, increase family economic stability and incentivize work. Join the session “Legislative Strategies to Address Benefits Cliffs” on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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The Best Child Welfare Policies Focus on Prevention 

Most families come to the attention of child welfare when they are in distress. But upstream prevention policies can help children and their families stay together. National experts discuss state policies to support families and reduce their interactions with child welfare systems.

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A Promising Approach to Mental Health in Young Children

In the first of a two-part series, NCSL explores infant and early childhood mental health and related policy options. Learn how state legislators are helping foster prevention-based approaches to healthy social and emotional development.

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Getting Child Care Workers Back on the Job

The child care and school-aged care systems were stressed before COVID-19. NCSL’s webinar “Getting Women Back to Work: The Role of Child and School Aged Care” discusses these concerns and potential solutions. 

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Pandemic’s Toll Continues for Working Women

One million jobs once held by women, most of which are considered essential, remain unfilled in the wake of COVID-19. With perspectives from legislatures, nonprofits and the federal government, the challenges and solutions were discussed at NCSL’s 2022 Legislative Summit and captured here.

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State Legislation & Bill Tracking

Want to know what legislation your state or other states have introduced or enacted? NCSL maintains legislative-tracking databases in the following human services areas: child support and family law, child welfareearly care and education, economic mobility and housing and homelessness. To research state legislation on other topics, visit NCSL’s directory of legislative databases

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Health and Human Services

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, this committee covers state federal health and humans services programs, legislation, regulations and policies.

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