Author Archives: agnesrobl

About agnesrobl

I have worked as a case manager for Youth Services for two and a half years. I facilitate an anger management group, a girl’s empowerment and support group and a life skills group that focuses on drug recovery. I also help individual clients work on personal goals.

Protecting Your Child from Online Sexual Predators

                Most children and teens are more connected to the virtual world than ever before, which has both positive and negative consequences.   Two negative consequences are children and teens being exposed to sexual content they may not be ready for … Continue reading

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Standing up to a Bully

“Actually time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively. More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have … Continue reading

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Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?

“Sleep deficit is hampering high school achievement. Tiredness should not be confused with laziness. All teens should have the right to learn in an optimum environment. Rather than the ‘early to bed…’ adage, the new adage should be, ‘Wake up … Continue reading

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How the Media Damages Teen Girls

Teenagers of today are living with a constant stream of media messages. Between Facebook, music, magazines, Internet, television and movies some estimates are as high as 10 hours of media messages a day! What are these messages saying to young … Continue reading

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What is “Safe Place” and Why is it Needed?

Youth Services joins a nationwide awareness campaign this week as Utah’s agency representing National Safe Place. You may have seen the black and yellow signs in public locations such as libraries and fire stations. But what is Safe Place and … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Talk to Your Teen

Adolescence can be a trying time in your relationship with your child.  When you feel a breakdown in communication, here are some techniques that I have seen help as I have worked with teens and parents in our parenting classes … Continue reading

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The Rising Child Poverty Rate and What You Can do to Fight It

“The rising child poverty rate is an indictment of America. To have 22 percent of children living in poverty is unacceptable. We are marching in the wrong direction, and we cannot continue to cut essential services for children and families … Continue reading

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