Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Dangers of Drug and Alcohol Addictions

By Youth Services Clinicians Kent G. Larson, L.C.S.W., and Joyce F. Robison L.C.M.H.C Drug and Alcohol addictions, what are they? Are they myths? Do people really become addicted or can they just stop at any time? Alcohol and drug addictions … Continue reading

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Introducing the “Book Nook” at Youth Services Christmas Box House

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Coming into emergency shelter at the Christmas Box House or the Boys or Girls Group homes can be a tough transition to deal with. Here at Youth Services, we try our best … Continue reading

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Have you tried empathy?

By Michael Cox, CSW, Youth Services Family Counselor “I’m at my wits end! I’ve tried EVERYTHING and my kid still does whatever they want.” “I took away their phone and they locked it with a password.  I took away their … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Therapist for Your Child

By Michael Cox, Youth Services Family Therapist, CSW You’ve tried everything. You’ve taken away their phone, called their school, even asked for your clergy to get involved and yet your teen is not themselves. You’re considering finding them a therapist, … Continue reading

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Milestone Garden Takes Shape

By Levi Veo, Milestone Transitional Living Program Case Manager What was once a forgotten patch of land was trimmed, plucked, sprayed, and raked into a wonderful small garden that will hopefully produce a little fall harvest. The Men’s Milestone home … Continue reading

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Youth Services School-Based Summer Programs

By Danielle Latta, Youth Services Afterschool Program Manager Youth Services school-based summer programs have been busier than ever with over 250 youth and four programs running in Kearns and Magna. Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, … Continue reading

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Our Time – What is our time?

By Khanh Tong, Youth Services Prevention Case Manager What is our time? “Our time” is a term from our Strengthening Families class that we use at Salt Lake County Youth Services. Strengthening Families is an evidence base curriculum, 10 weeks, … Continue reading

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