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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Lessons from Our Providers: Experiences of Early Learning

Early learning educators with experience in center, home-based, and school-based childcare and prekindergarten programs spoke on the impacts of COVID-19 on their well-being, their clients, and their profession. Our provider panel discussed the challenges facing their profession and what policy supports they felt would be most impactful.

Tell Us All About It: Getting the Most From Your Audit Interviews

Interviews are a fundamental tool in the auditor’s toolbox, and knowing how to talk to people (and, how not to!) is crucial to the full development of audit findings. This one-hour session will offer guidance on how to prepare for, conduct, and document interviews with all manner of auditees. Rediscover the dying art of interpersonal communication and learn how causal elements are best developed in this interactive learning opportunity.

What's Next for Student Loans?

With the student loan pause ending at the end of August, the U.S. Department of Education is rolling out a series of new policies aimed to help borrowers successfully reenter repayment. Austin Reid, NCSL’s director of federal education policy, will explain recent federal actions and detail their implications for state policymakers and student loan borrowers. Topics addressed will include:

  • What to expect as student loan payments resume
  • Details on the new income-driven repayment plan
  • Updates on debt relief programs, such as PSLF
  • What’s next for one-time student loan forgiveness

Concrete and Economic Supports at the Intersection of Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness

This webinar was held with NCSL Child Welfare Fellows and NCSL Youth Homelessness Fellows. The session features a presentation from senior faculty at Chapin Hall about four primary economic and concrete supports--earned income tax credits, child tax credits, direct cash transfers, and housing and employment resources--and how they can prevent youth homelessness and child maltreatment.

How the Social Becomes Physical: State Policies to Improve Behavioral Health

Many factors impact behavioral health outcomes for populations, including economic circumstances and social environments. Policies to improve these economic and social factors may lead not only to better physical health but also to improved emotional resiliency and behaviors for individuals within populations. Hear how state policies and actions addressing environmental factors may improve behavioral health outcomes within your community.