Monthly Archives: February 2015

Community Partner Spotlight: Wasatch Adaptive Sports

By Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Each week clients from Youth Services’ group homes get to spend time at Snowbird Mountain Resort. Wasatch Adaptive Sports donates professional ski and boarding lessons, as well as all necessary gear rentals and … Continue reading

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Homeless Utahns – Point In Time Count

By Mina Koplin, Youth Services Milestone Transitional Living Program, Program Manager and Ian Moore, Youth Worker Youth Services Milestone Transitional Living Program team were invited to participate in the Point-in-Time count from January 28th – 31st by Volunteers of America … Continue reading

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Safe Place and Prevention Resources

By Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communication Manager and Mike Varanakis, PIO Salt Lake County Youth Services is the hub for Utah’s “safe place sites” meaning wherever you see the yellow sign throughout the County such as a recreation center, fire … Continue reading

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Help! My Teenager Is Failing School!

By Agnes Robl (Outreach and Prevention) and Deb Ashton (Safe & Drug Free Schools & Attendance Specialist Coordinator) Every school year seems to start off with the best intentions.  This is the year that will be better than the last … Continue reading

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Am I In A Healthy Relationship?

By Joyce Robison, Youth and Family Counselor Valentine’s Day will soon be here and individuals are looking at finding their significant other. As a therapist I see many teens who are struggling in today’s society with finding and developing healthy … Continue reading

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Is Sitting Down for Family Dinner Important?

By Janae Briggs, Youth Services Outreach Case Manager Here are some interesting facts about the importance of family dinner: – The average parent spends 38.5 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children. (A.C. Nielsen Co.) – Family dinners … Continue reading

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A Groundhog Day tradition

By Roger Gissemann, Youth Services Associate Division Director Youth Services celebrated its 17th Annual Groundhog Day event yesterday. It started years ago because the staff felt that the day never got much attention. So why not celebrate it? Salt Lake … Continue reading

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