Monthly Archives: March 2015

Salt Lake County Youth Summer Employment Program

By Pat Berckman, Youth Services Division Director Are you a youth between the age of 16-21 who needs a summer employment experience? Would you like to work in a professional environment in a county agency for work experience? Or maybe … Continue reading

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The Price for Peace: Juvenile Receiving Center Services

By JD Green, Youth Services Crisis Services Manager At Youth Services we appreciate our partnerships with law enforcement agencies and community partners. It can be difficult to determine what services and resources are needed to assist youth and their families … Continue reading

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Words are Powerful, Speak Up

By Ashley Brandis, CHES, Salt Lake County Health Department Health Educator, Injury Prevention Lina Nguyen once said “One word can change everything.” Words are powerful and can change how we perceive other people and the surrounding world. Words are used … Continue reading

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Show Your Love for Utah and ShelterKids

By Mike Varanakis, Youth Services Public Information Officer On March 26th you have the chance to support youth – and hundreds of others – by going on line to http://www.loveUTgiveUT.org and being a part of 24 hours of giving. Thursday, March 26, … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Safe Place Week

Authored by Khanh Tong, Youth Services Outreach and Prevention Team National Safe Place Week is March 16-20! Here’s some information about Safe Place which has been part of the community in Salt Lake County since the 1990s. What is National … Continue reading

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The Future We Choose: Building Healthy Communities

By Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager, and Karen Crompton, Human Services Associate Director In February, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams delivered the annual State of the County address outlining the work that is cut out for all of … Continue reading

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Supporting Your LGBT Child

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Having your child tell you he or she is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT), can be uncomfortable or upsetting as a parent. You may feel frightened for your child’s safety or … Continue reading

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