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Current Children's Research and Policy News

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Children on a playground
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.

children lean against chain-linked fense with backpacks
Research | September 22, 2015

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

children listen to a science lesson at school
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.

Autumn leaves by a UNLV mark
Business and Community | September 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.

Campus News | July 7, 2014

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Children's Research and Policy In The News

November 8, 2019

Nevada doesn’t make it easy for kids.

Nevada Current
October 28, 2019

Deborah Pinkerton took her grandson for his 18-month check up in August when his pediatrician found elevated blood lead levels.

September 16, 2019

With a new school year in full swing, parents of preschool-aged children may be asking themselves whether or attending preschool makes much a difference for young developing minds.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 16, 2019

Despite marginal improvements in child well-being since 2010, Nevada remains ranked among the worst states in a nationwide study about the topic released Monday.

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.

Nevada Current
September 21, 2018

Tara Phebus, director of the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy at UNLV, says the Fatality Review Team usually takes up two cases a year from rural Nevada counties. Laxalt’s office contracts with the institute to facilitate case reviews and policy recommendations, as did his predecessor, Catherine Cortez Masto, now a U.S. Senator.

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Recent Children's Research and Policy Accomplishments

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...