Human Services


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Healthy Infant-Toddler Development

For many teens and young adults, unstable living conditions and financial insecurity can make raising infants and toddlers even more trying. Without positive supports, these struggles can lead to poor health, developmental and economic outcomes for young parents and their children.


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Join Us for NCSL Base Camp 2020

COVID-19, the economy, systemic racism, high-stakes elections. For a year unlike any other, you need a plan unlike any other. Welcome to NCSL Base Camp 2020, where national thought leaders and policy experts join with states to map the way forward.

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Human Services


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COVID-19 Child Welfare Virtual Meeting Series

Register now for the August 12 installment of NCSL’s five-part series on the impact of COVID-19 on child welfare systems. We’ll examine federal and state efforts to support youth aging out of the child welfare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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To deepen its support for policymakers with an interest in prenatal-to-3 policies, NCSL’s Children and Families Program is partnering with the new Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Read more.


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.