Monthly Archives: April 2015

FAST Latency Program Offers Step-down and Diversion Services for Young Children

By Carolyn Hansen, Youth Services Clinical Services Director, and Sam Huppi, Youth Services Clinician-Counseling Services Youth under the age of 12 in Utah are hospitalized more often than you might think. From 2013-2014 there were 1,080 Medicaid youth hospitalized for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day

By Morgan Olsen, Salt Lake County Recycling Office Earth Day, on April 22, is the one day a year when everyone wants to do something to give back. One simple, accessible and important thing we can all do is recycle. … Continue reading

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Shattering the Silence of Child Abuse

By Susanne Mitchell, MSW and Program Manager Children’s Justice Center April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and amazingly almost everyone knows someone who has been, or is currently being affected by child abuse. Yet, most people really do not … Continue reading

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What Does Self Care Mean To You?

If you look up Self Care in Wikipedia here’s what you’ll read. In health care, self care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated. At Salt Lake County Youth Services, it is an essential part of remaining healthy … Continue reading

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Community Partner Spotlight: The Reach Program

By Mike Varanakis, Youth Services Public Information Officer Volunteers and service are essential to Salt Lake County Youth Services providing positive outcomes for youth in crisis or through afterschool programs. Volunteers help increase productivity within a specific program by providing … Continue reading

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Learning Gardens Are Warming Up for a Great Growing Season

By Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Thanks to generous donations from Millcreek Gardens, Barebones Living, ZAGG, and BioGrass, Salt Lake County Youth Service’s Learning Gardens got a new lease on life last year. Beautiful garden boxes, garden soil, compost, … Continue reading

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Family Safety – Advice For Parents

These tips were created with information from experts in national organizations that work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being, including the Strengthening Families Initiatives in New Jersey, Alaska, and Tennessee. Click here to download a copy. April is National … Continue reading

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