Human Services


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American Rescue Plan and Addressing Youth Homelessness

The American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 is intended to support recovery from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to learn more about this webinar that will explore the intersection of the American Recovery Plan Act of 2021, youth and young adult homelessness, and education.


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Resources Supporting Young Children

This month the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child. Click to access resources to better understand early childhood policy and financing issues.

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Evictions and the Pandemic

Our featured speaker, Emily Benfer, a visiting professor of law at Wake Forest University and an expert on housing and health law, explains how the pandemic has exacerbated the eviction problem, who is being evicted and how the recently extended federal eviction moratorium factors into the situation.


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2020 Enacted Child Support and Family Law Legislation

NCSL maintains a database of all introduced child support and family law legislation. Click to access a summary of laws enacted by states in 2020.


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Optimizing Child Welfare Financing

In 2018, child welfare agencies spent $33 billion to promote and protect the welfare of children and youth who were at risk of, or were victims of, maltreatment. This webinar will cover an analysis of this complex financing system and offer insight into how each state’s unique funding composition determines what services are available to children and families. 


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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, and housing and homelessness. To research state legislation on other topics, visit NCSL’s directory of legislative databases


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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