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FAST Latency Program Offers Step-down and Diversion Services for Young Children

By Carolyn Hansen, Youth Services Clinical Services Director, and Sam Huppi, Youth Services Clinician-Counseling Services

Youth under the age of 12 in Utah are hospitalized more often than you might think. 352 more words


Celebrating Earth Day

By Morgan Olsen, Salt Lake County Recycling Office

Earth Day, on April 22, is the one day a year when everyone wants to do something to give back. 454 more words


Shattering the Silence of Child Abuse

By Susanne Mitchell, MSW and Program Manager Children’s Justice Center

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and amazingly almost everyone knows someone who has been, or is currently being affected by child abuse. 397 more words


Learning Gardens Are Warming Up for a Great Growing Season

By Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist

Thanks to generous donations from Millcreek Gardens, Barebones Living, ZAGG, and BioGrass, Salt Lake County Youth Service’s Learning Gardens got a new lease on life last year. 336 more words


Family Safety - Advice For Parents

These tips were created with information from experts in national organizations that work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being, including the Strengthening Families Initiatives in New Jersey, Alaska, and Tennessee. 815 more words


Salt Lake County Youth Summer Employment Program

By Pat Berckman, Youth Services Division Director

Are you a youth between the age of 16-21 who needs a summer employment experience? Would you like to work in a professional environment in a county agency for work experience? 390 more words


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