Monthly Archives: May 2015

Summer is right around the corner…Are you prepared?

By Tayler Nelson, Health Educator, Salt Lake County Health Department Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. More than 2 million people are diagnosed each year. Melanoma (the most dangerous form of skin cancer) is the … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Youth Services LGBTQ Advocate Committee

By Roger Gisseman, Youth Services Associate Director, and Carolyn Hansen, Clinical Services Director The number of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth is a growing population in Salt Lake County. Exact numbers are difficult to ascertain. Salt Lake … Continue reading

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Teens and Technology: What are your kids doing online?

By Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Case Management Supervisor It should come as no surprise to a parent of a teen that technology and social media are very important. Because of the rise of the smartphone, teens spend a majority of … Continue reading

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Milestone Transitional Living Program Open House

By Mina Koplin, Milestone Transitional Living Program Manager The Milestone Transitional Living program helps homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 21 to become self sufficient. Last year we had the privilege of serving 33 young men and … Continue reading

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The Summer Learning Gap: Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It

By Patrick Holman-Hart, Youth Services Afterschool Program participant When it comes to education, one of the most difficult issues to address is the summer learning gap. This gap takes places during the summer months, approximately two and a half months, … Continue reading

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Rise and Shout! I’m Coming Out

Written by a 15 year old Peer Mentor at Youth Services Coming out is hard. Although it’s portrayed as a one-time statement that everyone can hear. However, much like all good things coming out takes patience and time. Coming out … Continue reading

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Words from the Commission On Youth

By Carrie Rogers-Whitehead (Chair) and Deb Ashton (Vice-Chair) Salt Lake County Commission on Youth (COY) is a county-wide board with a wide range of professionals, parents and individuals dedicated to the success of youth. All the local school districts are … Continue reading

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