Category Archives: Parenting Tips

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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Modeling Appropiate Drinking

Authored By: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist When it comes to drugs and alcohol, it’s safe to say that most parents don’t want their kids ingesting, or even being around, these substances. We already know that the younger a person is … 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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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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