Category Archives: Teen Counseling

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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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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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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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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November is National Runaway Prevention Month

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager Estimates of about 1.6 – 2.8 million youth run away from home each year in the United States. National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and National Network for Youth (NN4Y) spearhead the Runaway Prevention Month … Continue reading

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Suicide…Signs and Resources to Help

Authored by Chris Berishnyi, Youth Services Crisis Counselor Suicide…  It’s a word that’s been in the news much too often lately. Almost everyone has been impacted by it and or knows someone who has attempted it, whether it’s a family … Continue reading

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