Monthly Archives: February 2016

Suicide Risks for Youth

By Alan Cochrane, LCMHC, Youth Services Clinician Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Utah for young people ages 10-17. Utah ranks 5th in the nation for youth suicide deaths. There is a suicide in Utah every 16 … Continue reading

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Dating Violence Prevention

By Janae Briggs, Youth Services Prevention and Outreach Case Manager Since February is the month of Love, it is a good reminder to re-educate ourselves on the dangers and prevalence of dating violence. If you have a healthy relationship, you can … Continue reading

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SpyHop Teams Up with Youth Services Afterschool Program

By Ricky Vigil, Youth Services Afterschool Program Coordinator In our Afterschool Programs, one of our primary goals is giving our kids the tools they need to succeed. We try to instill a strong work ethic, a value of teamwork and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Getting Your Flu Vaccine

By Nicholas Rupp, Salt Lake County Health Department Communications Coordinator When it comes to health, teens and preteens often feel invincible. They’re too young to be concerned about most age-related ailments, and they’re old enough to not worry as much … Continue reading

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Comcast Contributes $20K to Salt Lake County Youth Services

By Mike Varanakis, Youth Services Public Information Officer Salt Lake County Youth Services and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake announced new STEM initiatives available to Salt Lake valley youth on February 3rd. These new resources are … Continue reading

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Milestone Experiences the Point In Time Count

Authored by Caitlyn Adams and Mina Koplin, Case Manager and Program Manager for Milestone Transitional Living Program In the early hours of the morning, at 4:00 a.m. Milestone Transitional Living staff met up at the “Point in Time” headquarters downtown … Continue reading

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