March 23, 2016
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Easing Symptoms of ADHD through Equine Therapy

In today’s day and age it isn’t uncommon to be distracted by media, technology, busy schedules, and the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced world. For some it is difficult to escape from these distractions and to avoid the effects they may have. Millions of people in today’s society are living with a disorder that makes it difficult to focus and to control impulses. This disorder is called attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and it can be a challenging disorder to live with. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of ADHD today is rising at an alarming rate. The […]
March 14, 2016
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Peers Academy

Building Social Strengths through Awareness, Role-playing and Reinforcement Think back to your teenage years…what pops into your mind? Friends, school, budding romance, hanging out, feeling awkward, dating, erratic emotions, confusion, beginning independence, and the list could go on. For those individuals without mental health issues, the teenage years are challenging, but add a mental health issue and all these issues become overwhelming! At Heritage we specialize in identifying these unique issues and help create a pathway of learning and encouragement through our therapeutic framework. One main element in this therapeutic framework is known as our Peers Academy program. PEERS stands for […]
March 8, 2016
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Talking to Your Teens About Sex

Over the years working with adolescents and their families I have found that many times people find themselves in situations they are not prepared for.  As parents we want to protect and help our children grow up safe and smart. We want them to understand how the world works and be prepared for what life will bring to each of them. And yet, sometimes we shy away from certain topics because it is more comfortable for us not to have hard conversations. The human mind is amazing. Adolescents go through rapid changes during a short amount of time. Perhaps it […]
March 3, 2016
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Religious Diversity in Utah and Religious Offerings At Heritage

When one is visiting Utah for the first time, occasionally the assumption is made that everyone is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as the “Mormon Church.” Such is not the case. The choices are tremendous. To help one navigate through the many religions located in Utah, Linda Walton, Chaplain and leader of the Utah Valley University Interfaith Association, and current Chair of The Utah Valley Interfaith Association created a very helpful resource. Use this website when you are planning a visit if you would like to attend services off campus. Let’s […]

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