Getting Involved





Getting Involved

Community-Based Counseling Services

2-1-1 Utah
Call, text, chat, and/or download app.
Search services for mental health, addictions, medical/dental/vision care, employment, domestic violence, legal services, and more.

Department of Human Services – Office of Licensing
Search licensed treatment centers by county and services provided

Hopeful Beginnings
This service includes individual therapy, family therapy, respite, group therapy, skills development, in-home services, mental-health assessments, and support groups.

Primary Children’s Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..  Call to schedule an intake appointment.

Primary Children’s Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Programs
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call to schedule an intake appointment.
Provides school-age children struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral disruptions, trauma, substance use, and other mental health diagnoses.

  • Day Treatment Programs:  School-age children long-term stay (six weeks to three months).
  • Intensive Outpatient Program:  After-school treatment programs for school-age children.

Primary Children’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Outpatient Care
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..  Call to schedule an intake appointment.
Available services include psychiatric/psychological evaluation, medication management, individual/family/group therapy, psychological testing, skills-based groups.

Psychology Today
Search services for mental health therapists and resources.

Salt Lake County Youth Services:  Juvenile Receiving Center
Salt Lake and West Jordan locations
Youth and families that do not have an appointment but need to speak with someone right away can access free crisis counseling by phone or in person at the Juvenile Receiving Center.  This all-day and all-night service is for 8- to 17-year-old children.

Salt Lake County Youth Services: Prevention Group Classes
Provides programs in such topics as discovering possibilities, anger management, strengthening families, guiding good choices and youth mental health.

Stabilization & Mobile Response:  Utah Dept. of Human Services
SMR works with families to minimize the impact of challenges, create safety plans, and connect families to other helpful resources.  They may also provide additional services that teach skills to improve family functioning and mitigate future challenges.

University Neuropsychiatric Institute
UNI’s mental and behavioral health services focus on treating all aspects of the individual to achieve balance in mental health. Specialists treat conditions like anxiety, eating disorders, major depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and substance abuse/chemical dependency for all ages.

UNI Warm Line

If you need to talk to someone and you are not in a crisis situation, you can call the Utah Warm Line for that support. When you call the Utah Warm Line, you will speak with a peer support specialist. Specialists are trained in providing hope and empowerment through the recovery model. The recovery model centers on an individual approach to help you recover and heal and supports learning new skills that help callers feel empowered to make positive change.

833-SPEAKUT (toll free)

801-587-1055 (local)

8am – 11pm daily

NAMI Utah’s Progression – A free 6-week course for teens with mental health conditions. 

NAMI Mentors – NAMI mentors provide information about mental health conditions and about resources in your community. Mentors are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:15 pm. 801-323-9900. 

Live On. Utah
Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. 

Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

Specialty Schools

High Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

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