Community Initiatives

Foster Grandparent Program

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:40

The Foster Grandparent Program is a great way for seniors to help support and educate young children. Volunteers visit places like schools, development centers, and anywhere else love and support is needed. The program has proven time after time how benefitial it can be to a struggling child to feel the interest and support of an adult who will genuinely care and teach them. In addition to incredible chance to serve, the program also offers monthly stipends, events, meals and more. Many seniors are seeing how they can make a difference in these childrens' lives.

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, click here.

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Utah Parent Center

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:22

The Utah Parent Center was established and still operated by parents with children who have special needs as well. They work on a model of peer-to-peer support helping parents learn how to advocate for their child, provide helpful resources, and support from parents who understand. All of the council given is tailored to the needs of the children and the parents.

To learn more about the Utah Parent Center, click here.

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Utah Valley Moms

by Eleven 27. March 2014 16:00

Over the past few years, Utah Valley Moms has turned into a community to help moms know of resources in the area and as a group helping each other deal with the many surprises of parenthood. Utah Valley Moms is present on the blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+.

One of their upcoming events is their free Easter egg hunt, that splits up children according to age as well to give them a more fun experience. Local businesses will also be present with free activities for families. If you are interested in your child being part of the egg hunt you will need to register them, but all families are welcome to the event.

To learn more about Utah Valley Moms, click here.

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Autism Council of Utah

by Eleven 27. March 2014 15:08

Utah has the highest cases of diagnosed autism in the country with 1 in 47 children being diagnosed. Finding the appropriate resources and accommodations can be very difficult, especially to those who have not had any experience in dealing with autism before. The Autism Council of Utah works to collect resources on how to know if your child has autism, how to best work with a life with autism, autism-friendly businesses, and more. The organization is independent and parent run, so you know that they understand how it can be to have a member of the family with autism and the best resources available to your situation.

To learn more about the Autism Council of Utah, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Health | Parenting | Utah

Utah Youth Village

by Eleven 27. March 2014 09:26

The Utah Youth Village has been helping improve the lives of troubled families and children since 1969 after Lila Bjorklund, Utah Youth Village's founder, noticed the lack of resources available to girl's in difficult family circumstances in Utah. Since then, their programs have expanded to helping not only troubled youth of all genders, but to also help educate trouble families before the children would need to leave the home.  They are one of only 26 organizations in the U.S. and Canada to use the revolutionary Teaching-Family Model which focuses on positive reinforcement while teaching kids new skills. The Utah Youth Village helps teach children and families how to be successful at home, at school, at work, and in their lives.

To learn more about the Utah Youth Village, click here.  

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