Monthly Archives: January 2017

Embracing All of Life’s Confetti Glitter Bomb of Emotions!

Authored by: Erin Dixon, Group Home Supervisor In January and February, as a society, we can walk through 2 – 20 collectively recognized holidays or days of significance.  In those 7 short weeks we see the beginning of a new … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air: Don’t be a Jerk

Authored by: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Cyprus High School In my Afterschool Program, we go through a series of fads everywhere. One week the kids might be really into Uno, the next week they might crochet 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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Is teen Sexting a problem?

Authored by: Janae Briggs, Prevention Case Manager If you listen to the media, Teen Sexting is a full blown epidemic and it is happening with all teens. Since most teens have cell phones, computers and many other forms of media … Continue reading

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Experts advice for Blue Monday

Authored by: Kent Larson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Is Blue Monday the saddest day of the year?  The third Monday of January is said to be the most depressing day of the year as supposedly it is the gloomiest day … Continue reading

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Schools to Watch

Authored by: Jan Van Der Beek, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Kearns Jr. High Last week, the Kearns Jr. High Afterschool Program had the opportunity to host over 40 educators from around the state of Utah as part of the Schools to … Continue reading

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What are you doing for others?

Authored by: Gina Percival, Public Relations Coordinator at Salt Lake County Youth Services “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill Service is a big word. Service is a … Continue reading

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Parenting and Media Use

Authored by: Anne Schmidt, Prevention/Outreach Case Management Supervisor One of the primary concerns that many parents have is how much “screen time” their children use.  Children of all ages spend lots of time in front of screens: television, phones, computers, … Continue reading

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