Monthly Archives: May 2016

Urban Art for Teens

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Through collaboration with Salt Lake County Library, Cat Rogers, a local artist and Urban Arts Instructor, was invited to come teach a four part urban art class at the Girls Group Home … Continue reading

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Teens and Social Media Apps – What Parents Need To Know

Authored by Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Outreach and Prevention Supervisor Any parent of a teen will tell you that most of the teen’s waking hours are spent on their phones.  Phones and social media seem to be the primary way … Continue reading

Posted in After School Program, Bully, Child Abuse, Homeless Youth, Internet and Technology, Mental Health, Parenting Tips, Safe Place, SLCO, Teen Counseling, therapist, Youth Groups | Leave a comment

Turning “No” Into a Positive Learning Experience

Authored  by Karlia Lopez, Salt Lake County Youth Services, Elk Run Afterschool Coordinator Last week, my family decided to have a small break from electronics. At the end of the week, I walked into my house with my five year old looking … Continue reading

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Challenge Course Re-Opens at Youth Services

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist Salt Lake County Youth Services staff of 15 recently completed a training which qualifies them to run experiential learning groups on our on-site Challenge Course. The course includes 7 low element challenge … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Authored by Seth Teague, Behavioral Health Services, Management Analyst As we go through May, Salt Lake County Youth Services and Behavioral Health Services are working together to provide helpful information for youth who may be struggling with mental illness. I wanted … Continue reading

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