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Youth Services Celebrates National Safe Place Week

This year’s National Safe Place Week was a big success! We at the Prevention Team would like to thank everyone who supported and participated in the week long activities for the help. Nearly all of the staff in adolescent services … Continue reading

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Youth Services Kicks Off Teen Texting Program at Safe Place Open House

If a teen is in trouble and needs to get help, a new texting program will help them find the closest Safe Place to go. Youth Services is kicking off the TXT 4 HELP program as part of their National … Continue reading

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What is “Safe Place” and Why is it Needed?

Youth Services joins a nationwide awareness campaign this week as Utah’s agency representing National Safe Place. You may have seen the black and yellow signs in public locations such as libraries and fire stations. But what is Safe Place and … Continue reading

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Texting and How it Can Be Used to Help Teens in Trouble

Texting has become what seems to be the number one means of communication for many, especially teens. So what better way to reach out to teens than to offer a texting program when they need help? We are doing this … Continue reading

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Community Outreach: A Current Snapshot

The month of October was a busy month for Outreach and Prevention here at DYS. We have been doing our site checks for our National Safe Place Program. There are 86 Safe Place Sites in Salt Lake County where the youth … Continue reading

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Using Music Class To Help Teens Fit In

This school year, I decided to try something new. Being a musician, I wanted to give the students at the After School Program the opportunity to express themselves through music. In order to bring music to the students, we decided … Continue reading

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After School Programs: A Needed Resource for Parents?

How do your children spend their afternoons after school?  Ideally children spend it with their parents doing homework and playing, but for many families this is not the reality.  Quality afterschool programming has become essential as more parents work during the … Continue reading

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