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Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 3, 2022 — With the rollout of the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline on July 16, the United States is moving toward a more cohesive and comprehensive behavioral health crisis response. The new three-digit 988 — modeled after 911 — is replacing the 10-digit suicide hotline...
This week, KLKN-TV Lincoln spoke to University of Nebraska Public Policy Center director Dr. Mario Scalora and Lt. Monty Lovelace of Nebraska State Patrol about how Nebraska is working to prevent suicides and mass casualty events before they happen with Safe2Help Nebraska and the 988 Suicide &...
After the 9/11 terrorism attacks, New York officials knew they needed more than the usual in-and-out response to a community crisis, so they worked with PTSD experts like Dr. Jessica Hamblen to develop a long-term mental health response. Hamblen also conducted trainings following Florida hurricanes...
On July 16 Nebraska is launching 988 as an emergency lifeline for those experiencing behavioral health or mental health emergencies. Partners in this effort include Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Boys Town Nebraska, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, Nebraska Public...
Senior leaders of health and behavioral health organizations from around Nebraska have the chance to gather virtually in June for training with the most aspirational of goals: zero suicides. For the second time in two years, the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is organizing a Zero...
Director Mario Scalora and Senior Research Director Denise Bulling have been recognized for their work on the $345K grant awarded by Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to assist with preventing domestic violent extremism in Nebraska. The grant is...
The May issue of Alternatives features the cover article "Never Assume What Your Clients Know About Mediation and Arbitration." The article is co-authored by Dr. Kristen Blankley (University of Nebraska College of Law), Dr. Ashley Votruba & Logen Bartz (UNL Law-Psychology Program), and Dr. Lisa...
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is collaborating on the Public Insight Lab through sponsorship and exploration of the Sprinklr tool. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched this interdisciplinary research lab in April, with the Social...
Congratulations to University of Nebraska Public Policy Center faculty fellow Dr. Eve Brank on being awarded the Aaron Douglas Professorship in recognition of her record of teaching excellence and instructional activities. Dr. Brank is currently director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center...
Senior Research Director Dr. Denise Bulling spoke with with Dr. Rick Starlin and Sarah Stream of the University of Nebraska Medical Center about behavioral health and what we can do for our families and ourselves during this stressful time. You can listen to the podcast, which regularly features...
Later this year, Dr. Jennifer Farley and her co-authors Kristin Duppong Hurley (University of Nebraska-Lincoln Special Education and Communication Disorders, Academy of Child and Family Well Being), Matthew Lambert (University of Nebraska-Lincoln Special Education and Communication Disorders), and...
University of Nebraska Public Policy Center​ faculty fellow Mark Svoboda has been awarded the Innovation, Development, and Engagement (IDEA) Award from the University of Nebraska President's Excellence Awards. Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln​ faculty and one University of Nebraska Medical Center...
A longtime partner of the Public Policy Center, The Lancaster County Adult Drug Court, has been named to the exclusive list of national mentor treatment courts by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the U.S. Department of Justice. To celebrate the distinction of joining...
On Tuesday, March 29, join Tania Israel for an interactive discussion on "Bridging the Political Divide: Optimism for Moving Beyond Polarization." Join the conversation from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Unity Room (212) in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center or via Zoom at go.unl.edu/tania-israel....
On Tuesday, March 29, Dish it Up will feature Tania Israel for an interactive discussion on political polarization. Join the conversation from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Unity Room at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center or via Zoom at go.unl.edu/dish. The Office of Academic Success and...
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Aline Abayo has been awarded a full-time research internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Aline, one of the PPC's outstanding undergraduate research assistants, has been selected as one of 13 new Junior Fellows in a...
Every summer, students from the University of Nebraska live and intern in Washington D.C. and gain valuable experience in fields including public policy, international affairs, advocacy, non-profit administration, STEM, business, finance, and the humanities. The Washington D.C. Professional...
An app to anonymously report concerns about school safety became available Sept. 1 to all Nebraska schools who opt in, and now a grant will pay for an evaluation of Safe2HelpNE. The $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice could be key to winning future support for the system that can...
A new app aims to reduce youth suicides. University of Nebraska Public Policy Center Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski, who serves as the current president of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, helped developed the app with partners Bryan Health, The Kim Foundation -...
Video voiced by Matthew St. Cin. In 2021, the Public Policy Center (PPC) impacted thousands of people spanning the entirety of Nebraska and beyond. PPC's efforts were aimed at improving community support and outreach through disaster recovery, behavioral health services, public health programs...