Category Archives: Truancy

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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Is teen Sexting a problem?

Authored by: Janae Briggs, Prevention Case Manager If you listen to the media, Teen Sexting is a full blown epidemic and it is happening with all teens. Since most teens have cell phones, computers and many other forms of media … Continue reading

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Programas después de la escuela en el Condado de Salt Lake

Authored by Nefily Ledezma, Youth Services Crisis Counseling Services La división de servicios para los jóvenes (Division of Youth Services) del condado de Salt Lake, está aquí para ayudarle a usted y a su familia. Esta semana abarcamos el programa … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice and Magna/Kearns Youth Court

Authored by Ricky Vigil YS Afterschool Coordinator, Cyprus High School We all make mistakes–what we do after those mistakes is what makes us who we are. Magna Kearns Youth Court was born out of a desire not only to keep … Continue reading

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Authored by Seth Teague, Behavioral Health Services, Management Analyst As we go through May, Salt Lake County Youth Services and Behavioral Health Services are working together to provide helpful information for youth who may be struggling with mental illness. I wanted … Continue reading

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Navigating Difficult Conversations

Authored by Tamarra Evans-Sluga, ACMHC Therapist Salt Lake City recently hosted the 5th annual Circling the Wagons Conference, themed “Can I Hear You Now?” In a statement from their website, “Circling the Wagons conferences are safe places for LGBTQ/SSA (same-sex attracted) … Continue reading

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Do curfews help teens stay out of trouble?

I recently attended a presentation focused on positive youth development, and the speaker made an interesting comparison. He stated that in all of his travels and presentations to youth and parents, he has found that teens who had curfews growing up made better life … Continue reading

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