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The Price for Peace: Juvenile Receiving Center Services

By JD Green, Youth Services Crisis Services Manager

At Youth Services we appreciate our partnerships with law enforcement agencies and community partners. It can be difficult to determine what services and resources are needed to assist youth and their families when circumstances are emotionally charged. 374 more words


Free Ranging - For Parents Who Want to Be Left Alone

There are a lot of parenting styles. Some have catchy names like attachment, mindful or slow parenting (which to me conjures up images of children being put in a crock pot. 913 more words


Daily Tips : Write Love Notes

Practice writing Love Notes. A truly simple way to express love, but take a moment and scrawl some simple things that you love about your child or spouse on it. 60 more words


Words are Powerful, Speak Up

By Ashley Brandis, CHES, Salt Lake County Health Department Health Educator, Injury Prevention

Lina Nguyen once said “One word can change everything.” Words are powerful and can change how we perceive other people and the surrounding world. 332 more words

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Finding Balance in Parenthood

Finding balance in life can feel like standing on one foot on top of a ball in water: a lot of falling down and trying not to drown. 621 more words


Celebrating National Safe Place Week

Authored by Khanh Tong, Youth Services Outreach and Prevention Team

National Safe Place Week is March 16-20! Here’s some information about Safe Place which has been part of the community in Salt Lake County since the 1990s. 546 more words

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Supporting Your LGBT Child

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist

Having your child tell you he or she is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT), can be uncomfortable or upsetting as a parent. 559 more words

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