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Behavior Note to Parents

As an educator, I hesitate each time I send a note concerning student misbehavior. I am not sure what happen to society as a whole. But the current trend is to become angry with the teacher concerning any notice of your child not following school rules. 286 more words


What in the World is Robotripping?

Authored by Amy Kershisnik, LCSW – Family Therapist

Did you know roughly 1 in 30 teens reports abusing DXM to get high? Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an ingredient found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. 304 more words

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The Train Is Coming. 

Yesterday morning I found myself unwillingly cast as the damsel-in-distress in a Charlie Chaplin-era black and white.

Six a.m. found me hunched over in the pre-dawn darkness, stuck in the middle of Fillmore Street — a busy thoroughfare in my neighborhood. 498 more words

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3 Ways to Make Family Dinner like a Campfire

Most of us know the importance of family dinners:

Kids who regularly eat dinner with their families are more emotionally stable, are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, get better grades, have fewer depressive symptoms, and are less inclined to obesity or eating disorders. 980 more words

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Community Partner Spotlight: Wasatch Adaptive Sports

By Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist

Each week clients from Youth Services’ group homes get to spend time at Snowbird Mountain Resort. Wasatch Adaptive Sports donates professional ski and boarding lessons, as well as all necessary gear rentals and lift access to our youth as part of their… 449 more words

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Safe Place and Prevention Resources

By Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communication Manager and Mike Varanakis, PIO

Salt Lake County Youth Services is the hub for Utah’s “safe place sites” meaning wherever you see the yellow sign throughout the County such as a recreation center, fire station, library, Boys and Girls Clubs and more, youth in crisis or youth w… 253 more words

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Go to Hell

These are not words we use lightly around here.  Right up there with “Shut Up” in terms of a phrase turned by one of the Beadling Boys that will automatically trigger an icy stare, stern reprimand and loss of personal items.   980 more words

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