Human Services


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Paid Family and Medical Leave Policies in the States

Register for this, Thur./Feb. 6, 60-minute webinar to learn what actions states are taking to realize the health, educational and financial benefits of paid family and medical leave.


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Earned Income Tax Credits

The earned income tax credit has widespread bipartisan support as it relates to families, and interest in expanding its benefits for workers without qualifying children is gaining momentum.

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Human Services


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Blog | Infant and Toddler Data

ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends has produced a first-of-its-kind publication to answer how the 12 million infants and toddlers are faring in the United States. Read this recent blog to learn more.


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Supporting Foster Parents

This page contains information for state legislators about how they can become involved in helping find more foster parents for the more than 437,000 U.S. children and youth in foster care, a situation exacerbated by the opioid and substance abuse crisis.


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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Human Services Legislation

The human services area has the following databases available: Child Support and Family Law Legislation Database, Child Welfare 2017 Legislative Enactments Database and Early Care and Education Legislation Database.