Category Archives: Communication Tips

Navigating Holiday Family Gatherings as an LGBTQ Person

Authored by Whitney Hardman, Milestone House Manager and Lorri Lake, Family Therapist The holidays have a way of adding a little more food and a little more stress to each of our plates. If you are an LGBTQ person, it … Continue reading

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Why We Keep The Lights On Afterschool – A Recap

by Megan Attermann, SLCo Youth Services Afterschool Coordinator, Lake Ridge Elementary Salt Lake County’s afterschool program aims to increase academic achievement, parent engagement and community engagement, while decreasing behavioral issues. Our sites are work with elementary, junior and senior high … Continue reading

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National Work and Family Month

Authored by Cory Ybarra, Shelter Care Program Manager Did you know that October is National Work and Family Month? No, neither did I! National Work and Family month was established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges … Continue reading

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National Coming Out Day 2017 is Wednesday, October 11th!

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist National Coming Out Day is just around the corner, so let’s have a little chat about what that means, and how you can participate! Coming out, or coming out of the closet, … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Share some good history reminders and fun facts about why we celebrate the 4th. Let’s make sure kids know why and see it as much more than a great outdoor BBQ … and of course we all love that too! There are a … Continue reading

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Suicide: Is there a way to help?

Authored by: Jillian Hill, Prevention Supervisor With 609 recorded suicides in 2015, Utah has the 5th highest suicide rate in the nation. In 2015, 16% of surveyed youth living in Salt Lake County had seriously considered suicide, 13% made a … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Partnerships with Salt Lake County Youth Services

Authored by Kari Larsen, Youth Services Juvenile Receiving Center – F.A.S.T. Case Manager and Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager Salt Lake County Youth Services works closely with local law enforcement and specifically with the Salt Lake County’s Sherriff’s Department. Youth … Continue reading

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