Amanda Haboush-Deloye

Interim Executive Director, Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy
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-Deloye In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 11, 2020
Experts are sharing tools for teachers to spot signs of abuse during distance learning.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 31, 2020
Reports of child abuse are significantly down in Clark County and it’s prompting concern that more cases might be going unnoticed because children aren’t in school.
Las Vegas Review Journal
January 13, 2020
With a persistent early learning shortage in Nevada, some families are turning to online alternatives to prepare their kids for kindergarten — a goal that research shows makes an impact on reading scores and achievement rates in elementary school and beyond.
November 8, 2019
Nevada doesn’t make it easy for kids.

Articles Featuring Amanda Haboush-Deloye

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Business and CommunitySeptember 9, 2020
UNLV child advocacy expert Amanda Haboush-Deloye examines the pandemic’s impact on abused youth, and how medical professionals and others can help reverse the trend in unreported cases.
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.
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Arts and CultureAugust 30, 2016
Do you know where your favorite candidates stand on the issues that most affect Nevada children?
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ResearchSeptember 22, 2015
Annual survey shows the number of Silver State kindergarteners with health insurance has spiked to 92 percent.