Category Archives: Parenting 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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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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Tips for Going Back to School

Authored By: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist It’s that time of year that children dread, but parents love: back to school. Although it provides a break for parents, starting out the school year on the right foot is important, and like … Continue reading

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Hug Your Kids Day

Authored by: Erin Dixon, Group Home Supervisor There are snuggly wuggly benefits for hugging our kiddos! Monday July 17th is recognized as Global Hug Your Kid Day!  Today, I am grateful to be a part of a global community that … Continue reading

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How to Avoid the Summer Slide

Authored By: Ricky Vigil, After-school Program Coordinator Summer is every kid’s favorite time of the year. Warmer days mean more time spent outdoors or in a pool, more time with their friends, and maybe sometime at a summer camp or … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

Authored by: Maria Drummond, Recreational Therapist for Salt Lake County Youth Services Did you know… Each year, Salt Lake City hosts the largest Irish celebration in Utah? Organized by the Hibernian Society of Utah, the SLC St. Patrick’s Day parade … Continue reading

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Common questions about Strengthening Families

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager In the Prevention team at Salt Lake County Youth Services; we’ve getting a lot of questions about what our Strengthening Families class teaches, and how it works. In this blog, I hope to … Continue reading

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