NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

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

Human Services

Protective Factors and Their Role in Child Welfare, Early Childhood and Youth Homelessness

This 90-minute webinar will build on sessions from the Seattle convening, diving deeper into child and youth protective factors. Attendees will learn from and engage with presenters on the Strengthening Families and Youth Thrive frameworks and policy options to aligned with this research. Both frameworks are evidence-informed approaches to increase child and youth well-being and reduce the likelihood of adverse experiences and outcomes. Following the presentation, you will have opportunities to discuss the content with other fellows and NCSL staff. Presenters: Francie Zimmerman, senior associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy and Michael Lutton, intern, Center for the Study of Social Policy.

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State Actions to Increase Access to Supportive Housing

To improve the health of individuals experiencing homelessness and reduce associated health care costs, many states are leveraging COVID-19 relief and other funds to provide permanent supportive housing. This type of low-barrier, affordable housing provides health care and support services, such as case management, child care and employment assistance. Featuring national and state perspectives, this webinar will explore the landscape of permanent supportive housing and highlight several state legislative actions.

This webinar is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $767,749 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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Children, Youth and Families Policy: Legislative Trends and 'A Look Ahead'

NCSL policy staff will preview hot topics many legislatures are likely to confront in 2023. Presenters will cover child welfare; child support and family law; early childhood; and food, housing and economic security. Be among the first to tap into new resources on significant state legislation enacted in 2022.

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Improving Access to Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities Webinar

Hospital closures, shrinking budgets, a diminishing workforce and poorer health outcomes in rural areas are prompting policymakers to look for ways to boost maternal health care in the nation’s less-populated communities. Women and families living in rural areas often must drive long distances for prenatal visits, delivery and postpartum care. This webinar will highlight strategies to improve access to maternity care in rural counties. Speakers will provide examples of state actions related to coverage, workforce and remote services.

ModeratorKhanh Nguyen, project manager, NCSL Health Program. SpeakersColleen Durocher, executive director, New Mexico Rural OB Access & Maternal Services, Representative Kimberly Moser, Kentucky and Senator Cristina Castro, Illinois.

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Moving on Up: Economic Mobility in the U.S.

The economic resiliency of U.S. households is a cross-cutting issue like no other. It affects every aspect of life and intersects with every policy area, especially health, housing, employment, education and law enforcement. Despite its importance, economic mobility is on the decline. Learn more about the perils of waning economic mobility and about evidence-based solutions. Speakers include Danielle Goonan, The Rockefeller Foundation and David A. Williams, Opportunity Insights.

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