Evidence-based Programs

The following programs have been selected to address our community’s prevention focus areas:

Universal Programs

Learning To Breathe

Learning To Breathe

Summary: Learning to Breathe™ is a research-based mindfulness program for adolescents, focused on strengthening teens’ capacity for stress management, compassion, attention, and emotion regulation; ultimately reducing the risk of depressive symptoms. This curriculum is taught by trained mindfulness instructors from the Davis Mindfulness Center at Davis Behavioral Health.

Audience: Youth 11+ and adults

Timeframe: 12, 30-minute sessions taught once a week or 6, 1-hr sessions taught once a week

Currently, this program is being implemented within 6th grade classes in our local elementary schools.

We are piloting a community-based program this year and may be open to community participation next year.

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families

Summary: The The Strengthening Families Program™ (SFP) is an evidence-based skills training program that focuses on strengthening family connections, healthy conflict resolution, and enhancing effective communication skills. Also available in Spanish.

Audience: Families with kids ages 10 – 14 years old.

Timeframe: Families meet once a week for 7 weeks, 2.5 hours each session. Childcare and dinner provided each week.

To see the next available class, please click here.

Circle Of Security

Circle Of Security

Summary: The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. In this class, participants will learn to read a child’s emotional needs, support a child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of a child’s self-esteem, and trust their innate wisdom and desire for a child to be secure.

Audience: Parents with children of any age.

Timeframe: Once per week for 8 weeks, 1.5 hours each session. Childcare will be provided each week.

These classes will be available tentatively the summer of 2023.

Selective Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Utah

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Utah

Summary: One-on-one mentoring program where Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah matches kids between the ages of 6 and 16 with trusted mentors to build a brighter future for the kids and our community. By providing children with mentors, their chances of success increase significantly.

Audience: For kids between the ages of 6 and 16.

Timeframe: Minimum volunteer commitment is one year.

The Big and Little meet two to four times a month and spend quality time with one another.

To enroll a child click here or to become a mentor click here.

Environmental Strategies

Social Development Strategy

Summary: The Social Development Strategy fosters the success and health of young people from before birth through every stage of development. In this workshop, adults learn how to provide youth with opportunities, skills, and recognition to strengthen the young person’s relationship with their family, school, and community. Strong bonds can help our kids live healthy lives.

Audience: Adults who regularly interact with kids.

Timeframe: One time 90-minute workshop.

To request a workshop, click here.

EveryDay Strong

Summary: A workshop where adults learn four things, they can focus on every day to help the kids in their lives weather tough situations and be the best version of themselves. Also available in Spanish.

Audience: Adults who regularly interact with kids.

Timeframe: One time 90-minute workshop.

To request a presentation, click here.

The SELFIE Method

Summary: This evidence-informed self-care approach to depression prevention developed by Casey Pehrson, ED.S. and adapted from the work of Stephen S Ilardi, PhD.

These presentations will be offered to elementary students in our community in partnership with the Layton City Fire Corps, by the Layton High Lite Team youth.

To request a presentation for your school, click here.

  1. S – Sleep
  2. E – Exercise
  3. L – Light
  4. F – Fun
  5. I – Interaction
  6. E – Eating Well