Monthly Archives: November 2010

Goodbye letter: Dear alcohol

Note: This was written by a 16 year old client participating in substance abuse treatment at Youth Services. Part of the treatment includes writing a letter to their drug of choice. Dear alcohol, I’m writing this letter to say goodbye. … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Burning Thanksgiving Dinner

Every Thanksgiving, my family will try and cook a new dish. Last year we tried a cranberry number, the year before a pumpkin roll. This family tradition is one of my favorites not because we always have a great turn … Continue reading

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Community Outreach: A Current Snapshot

The month of October was a busy month for Outreach and Prevention here at DYS. We have been doing our site checks for our National Safe Place Program. There are 86 Safe Place Sites in Salt Lake County where the youth … Continue reading

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When to talk to your parents, even if it’s hard

Have you ever heard someone say this phrase: “seeing the world through rose colored glasses”? It is an old-time phrase that basically means that someone sees all things happy and cheerful like roses. Most parents really work hard and do … Continue reading

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I am a Teen Mom

Note: This story was written by a 17 year old youth participating in a Youth Services Program. At 15, I found out I was pregnant with my son. I had heard of girls getting pregnant and having babies, but I never thought … Continue reading

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