Monthly Archives: December 2015

Experiencing Holiday Anxiety or Depression?

By Chris Bereshnyi and Sam Huppi, Youth Services Family Therapists and Crisis Counselors Life can be stressful enough, but with the holidays upon us the anxiety can really build up. One way to address this is to not create added … Continue reading

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The Risk of Substance Abuse Among LGBT Teens

By Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Case Management Supervisor All teens to one degree or another are at a certain risk for experimenting with substances such as alcohol, illegal drugs or using prescription drugs improperly. According to the Partnership for Drug- … Continue reading

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Mass Shooting Incidents and the Affects on Youth

By Sam Huppi and Chris Bereshnyi, Youth Services Clinicians With all of the recent mass shooting incidents, it’s not surprising that many children, particularly younger ones, would have fears of such things happening at their school. If a child expresses … Continue reading

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What is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)?

By Khanh Tong, Salt Lake County Youth Services Outreach Case Manager Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) is a traumatic event that happens to an individual before 18 years of age. Research shows that the more traumatic events (ACE) a person experienced, … Continue reading

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Annual Angel Giving Tree Campaign Kicks Off

By Mike Varanakis, Youth Services Public Information Officer Earlier today, Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Lori Bays, announced the annual Youth Services Angel Giving Tree campaign at the Salt Lake County Government Center. The effort is in partnership with Shelterkids, … Continue reading

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