Amanda Haboush

Senior Research Associate
Director of Programs for Prevent Child Abuse Nevada
Expertise: Children's health, Child development, Child welfare, Mental health, Juvenile justice, Cultural competency, Advocacy, Policy


Amanda Haboush earned her Ph.D. in experimental psychology and her master of arts in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Amanda's research background is on mental health in adolescent, adult, and older adult populations. She also has a particular interest in improving research methods to be more culturally competent.

As a researcher at the Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy, she has designed and implemented many research projects regarding children's physical health, mental health, and education, as well as children's advocacy initiatives such as Every Child Matters in Nevada and Prevent Child Abuse Nevada.

A Las Vegas native, Haboush aims to remain in this city and work with NICRP to create a healthy community where families and children are a priority. 

Amanda Haboush In The News

Las Vegas Sun
April 30, 2019
Resist the temptation to think of all child abusers as monsters set out to inflict harm on their child, say medical professionals at University Medical Center Children’s Hospital. Oftentimes, those who abuse children are overstressed, overworked parents lacking community and social support.
El Tiempo
January 9, 2017
Last Saturday, September 4, the event "Be a superhero for the children in our community ?? By Prevent Child Abuse Nevada (PCA NV) with the topic of child abuse prevention that took place at Downtown Container Park at 10:00 am.
El Tiempo
January 9, 2017
The series of free workshops in Spanish offered by Prevent Child Abuse Nevada (PCA), include topics such as prevention of child sexual abuse, development of the brain of children from the fetal stage and child stress, this occasion Valeria Gurr, coordinator of PCA Nevada, offered the course, choose your partner or child caregiver carefully.
El Tiempo
January 9, 2017
Prevent Child Abuse Nevada (PCAN), in coordination with the Clark County Department of Family Services, held an event at the Town Square Mall to raise awareness about child abuse and to try to avoid this scourge.

Articles Featuring Amanda Haboush

Children on a playground
Business and CommunityAugust 10, 2017
Ninth annual check of state’s entering kindergartners showed more have health insurance, yet barriers to health care access still exist.
girl coloring on yellow paper
Arts and CultureAugust 30, 2016
Do you know where your favorite candidates stand on the issues that most affect Nevada children?
children lean against chain-linked fense with backpacks
ResearchSeptember 22, 2015
Annual survey shows the number of Silver State kindergarteners with health insurance has spiked to 92 percent.
Autumn leaves by a UNLV mark
Business and CommunitySeptember 18, 2014
Community event to focus on issues related to children’s quality of life in Nevada and includes free admission to Las Vegas Natural History Museum.