Category Archives: Treatment

Anti-Tobacco Film Festival-Call to Action SLCo Youth to Create 60-Second Short!

Authored by the Salt Lake County Health Department Calling all filmmakers! The Salt Lake County Health Department is teaming up with Draper Communities that Care to create the first ever Kick Ash Film Festival! The idea is this: if you … 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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Setting boundaries with others: a necessity in interpersonal relationships

Authored by: Kent Larson, Family Therapist Last fall brought this country one of the most divisive elections I have ever seen in my lifetime (and I am old).  The contention created has been seen in the workplace, at family and … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Authored by: Patrick Holman-Hart, Youth Leader, Matheson Jr. High In the effort to raise healthy and productive children, there are many risks and behaviors to be aware of. One of the most pervasive problems we see affecting youth is underage … Continue reading

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Say no to Vaping, it’s not safe

Authored by: Steve Hanson, ‎Program Manager at Salt Lake County Health Department February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States  and, sadly, our hearts have a new … 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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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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Pink drug(U-47700) and what to do about it

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the “Pink” drug (also known as U-47700). Many fear that this is the “new drug” on the street and it could get to our youth. … Continue reading

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Get Your Flu Vaccinations Today

Authored by Nick Rupp, PR and Communications Coordinator, SLCO Health Department When it comes to health, teens and preteens often feel invincible. They’re too young to be concerned about most age-related ailments, and they’re old enough to not worry as … Continue reading

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