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Canyons Family Center

It’s Where Families Matter

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.

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  • Located at Mt. Jordan Middle School
  • 9351 South Mountaineer Lane 
    Sandy, UT 84070
  • 801-826-8190

This three week course is designed for the young adolescent (grades 6 – 8), and covers a variety of topics including, anger triggers, emotional self-management, peer pressure, communication skills, problem solving, coping, and relaxation techniques. A parent/gaurdian is required to attend with the student. Participants can begin this class any Tuesday.

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. Participants can begin this class any Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

Children diagnosed with high-function autism or autism spectrum disorders learn social skills using high-interest material and motivation strategies. Each session provides practice of one social skill through a variety of group activities, including Superhero video instruction, video peer modeling, role-plays, structured games, and Superhero social stories. Class size is limited.

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 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)

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.

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