Canyons Family Center

Canyons Family Center

It’s Where Families Matter

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  • Located at Mt. Jordan Middle School
  • 9351 South Mountaineer Lane 
    Sandy, UT 84070
  • 801-826-8190
Canyons Family Center courses are now open for the 2021-2022 school year! Register above to join one of our courses!

Welcome to the Canyons Family Center, providing collaborative, creative and cooperative courses and other counseling services that help families of all kinds — and with all kinds of challenges — discover gentle and genuine avenues to assist each other, connect with each other and learn from each other.

The Canyons Family Center provides a spectrum of services including individual counseling, student-support groups and parent-education classes. Counseling services will include a preliminary intake process to help our experienced school psychologists and social workers determine what services may be needed to meet a family’s specific needs, whether as a result of an emotional crisis or not, are provided at no cost to families in Canyons School District.

This grief support group offers a different quality of support and connection that comes from being with peers who have also recently experienced a loss. Grief support groups provide emotional support, validation, and education about grief. Support groups normalize the grief process. During periods of intense grief, people often think they’re alone or unwell, but it’s okay to feel a wide array of emotions. Going to a support group often normalizes the grief process and helps people feel that what they’re experiencing is to be expected—hard, but expected.

This course will teach the general skills of decision making. This course will go through the ADAPT (Advancing Decision Making and Problem Solving for Teens) curriculum with participants. This is a small-group intervention for middle and high school students who are at risk for substance use, aggression, truancy, poor school performance, and depressive moods.

This group will help children better understand and cope with the changes in their lives while going through, or following divorce. Through hands on activities, role-play, and supportive group discussions, they will develop and practice important skills they will need to be happy and successful.

Girls will learn about self-esteem and the factors that affect it.  They will learn the symptoms and behaviors related to a low self-esteem and develop skills to re-build and maintain a good self-esteem.

The four week long Substance Abuse Prevention class is designed for students who may have made poor decisions regarding drugs and alcohol, and may be at-risk for further substance-abuse related issues.The class includes specific lessons on problem-solving, decision-making, communication skills, mood management, the stages of adolescent drug/alcohol dependency, and basic drug/alcohol information. A parent/guardian is required to attend the class with the student. 

This is a class for parents and caregivers only. The focus of the class is to provide parents with positive parenting strategies that have proven successful with children in the home environment. Parents will be given the opportunity to problem solve issues and struggles that they experience as parents. Parents will be asked to try the strategies at home and to report back to the group each week on how the strategies worked.

This course is designed for adolescents and covers a variety of topics including, anger triggers, emotional self-management, peer pressure, communication skills, problem solving, coping, and relaxation techniques.

 

ONLY ENROLL TO CLEAR DISCIPLINE RECORD INCIDENT & FINE. This course can be used to clear an incident on discipline records and clear discipline fines at your school if your Administration has agreed to clear an incident after completion of the course.

 

A parent/guardian is required to attend with the student. 

This is a class for parents and caregivers only. The focus of the class is to provide parents with positive parenting strategies that have proven successful with children in the home environment. Parents will be given the opportunity to problem solve issues and struggles that they experience as parents. Parents will be asked to try the strategies at home and to report back to the group each week on how the strategies worked.  (Please do not bring students or children to class)

Are you coping with any form of anxiety including chronic worry, social anxiety, obsessive thoughts, and panic attacks? This structured skills group uses activities and acceptance-based strategies to be help break the cycle of anxiety.

Are you coping with any form of anxiety including chronic worry, social anxiety, obsessive thoughts, and panic attacks? This structured skills group uses activities and acceptance-based strategies to be help break the cycle of anxiety.

This class is a MUST for families struggling with understanding and parenting children with ADHD. This is a parent or caregiver only class. This class will cover symptoms of ADHD, difficult parenting issues, interventions in the home and school for ADHD children, school communication, and resources available in the community. This class is appropriate for parents with children already diagnosed with ADHD as well as those who have a family history or suspect their child has ADHD.

This three week course is designed to assist the younger student (grades 3 -5) in learning about their emotions and behaviors. Specific lessons will help students identify their emotional triggers, and develop strategies for improved self-management, coping skills, problem-solving, and relaxation. A parent/guardian is required to attend the class with the student. This class runs the first three weeks of each month, and participants must begin the first week.

This course is designed for adolescent and covers a variety of topics including, anger triggers, emotional self-management, peer pressure, communication skills, problem solving, coping, and relaxation techniques.

The Substance Abuse Prevention class is designed for students (6th through 12th grade) who may have made poor decisions regarding drugs and alcohol, and may be at-risk for further substance-abuse related issues. The class includes specific lessons on problem-solving, decision-making, communication skills, mood management, the stages of adolescent drug/alcohol dependency, and basic drug/alcohol information.

 

ONLY ENROLL TO CLEAR DISCIPLINE RECORD INCIDENT & FINE. This course can be used to clear an incident on discipline records and clear discipline fines at your school if your Administration has agreed to clear an incident after completion of the course.

 

A parent/guardian is required to attend with the student. 

Sometimes life feels heavy. This six-week course, taught by Salt Lake County Youth Services, will teach skills in managing difficult emotions to help you feel like yourself again.  (This class will be taught online in a google meet format through December.)

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