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Current Children's Research and Policy News

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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Business and Community | September 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.

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

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Business and Community | August 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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Research | September 22, 2015

Annual survey shows the number of Silver State kindergarteners with health insurance has spiked to 92 percent.

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Campus News | March 9, 2015

W.K. Kellogg Foundation funds support research and awareness programs for Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy at UNLV, Children’s Advocacy Alliance.

Children's Research and Policy In The News

Las Vegas Sun
January 8, 2021

Federal authorities are investigating whether pepper spray has been used illegally against children housed at two of Nevada’s most secure youth facilities, officials said Thursday.

U.S. News & World Report
January 8, 2021

Federal authorities are investigating whether pepper spray has been used illegally against children housed at two of Nevada’s most secure youth facilities.

Associated Press
January 8, 2021

Federal authorities are investigating whether pepper spray has been used illegally against children housed at two of Nevada’s most secure youth facilities, officials said Thursday.

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.

Children's Research and Policy Experts

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Recent Children's Research and Policy Accomplishments

September 21, 2020
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues...
July 8, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently was appointed to serve on the Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee (LEPAC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation's health protection agency. Members of LEPAC provide advice and guidance to leaders at the CDC, U.S. Department of...
June 6, 2019
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy), Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center), and Shawn Gerstenberger (Public Health) published an article titled "Where I live: a qualitative analysis of renters living in poor housing" in the journal Health & Place.  The article examines the lived...
March 1, 2019
Amanda Haboush-Deloye (Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy) recently co-authored an article, "Hidden Protections: Identifying Social Norms Associated with Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect," that was published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. The article aimed to increase understanding of cultural norms and...