Social Services

The Lincy Institute values applied research that leads to improvements in many key community well-being indicators. By forging and strengthening collaborations that aim to build the capacity of local social service entities, The Lincy Institute seeks to enhance the state of social services in our community, and beyond.

Aims

By valuing capacity building, we aim to assist social services in leveraging their existing resources with evidence-based solutions and advancement of programming advocacy in the following areas:

  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Strategic services for youth development
  • Child welfare and family policy

Social Services Briefs and Reports

Upcoming

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Past

2018

  • Lesley Dickson, MD, FAPM, LFAPA, will present on “Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.” She attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where she also completed a residency in psychiatry. She is...

  • Learn about UNLV's graduate certificate in Addiction Studies and undergraduate minor in Addiction Treatment, Nevada licensing requirements for alcohol, drug, and gambling counselors, and careers in our local community....

  • Dona M. Dmitrovic, MHS, Foundation for Recovery, will present on the history of opioid addiction and recovery in the US in her presentation entitled, “We Do Recover!” Peer recovery support services models and fighting stigma...

  • Dr. Chia-Liang Dai will speak on a marathon training program for addiction recovery among people who participate in a residential recovery program and homeless services. This program emphasizes the important role physical...

  • Learn about UNLV's graduate certificate in Addiction Studies and undergraduate minor in Addiction Treatment, Nevada licensing requirements for alcohol, drug, and gambling counselors, and careers in our local community....

  • As the opioid crisis devastates more and more communities in Nevada, the country, and the world, the William S. Boyd School of Law will bring together leading experts to address key questions: What do we know about the...

2017

  • About the Summit A lively, collaborative, half-day summit designed for passionate professionals working with children and families in Clark County. Review data & trends Examine case studies Collaborate with child...

2016

  • Nevada continues to experience challenges in its behavioral health system, particularly regarding access to mental health services, and a shortage of skilled professionals to meet the needs of the population. The Lincy...

2015

  • The Las Vegas Sun spent several months exploring community challenges created by lack of treatment for children with mental health problems. The Las Vegas Sun spoke with parents and siblings, educators, doctors, judges,...

2013

  • Members of the UNLV community are invited to attend a summit to discuss how Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute are reframing public policy issues in Nevada. Please join us to learn more about our ongoing...