The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on May 11, 1986 · 22
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Page 22 THE HERALD, Provo, Utah. Sunday, May 11. 1986 County Family Support Center Helps Children, Too Though Utah County may not be immune to the national trend of increasing incidents of child abuse, agencies like the Utah Valley Family Support Center are offering help to stem that trend. Opened about two years ago, the Family Support Center offers a variety of valuable services to children as well as their parents. Those services include a Crisis Respite Nursery, classes on parenting skills, Parents Anonymous and therapy sessions for children who have been sexually abused. According to Family Support Center staff member Sherrie Shel-ley the Crisis Respite Nursery is designed as a refuge for children. She said couples who may be having some kind of crisis or who are under heavy pressure, may ; lit :i&5& Scott Pace Kelly Jex Shane Argyle Lf I'M I 1 Jennifer Creer Students SReceive Elks Honor t Outstanding high school and vocational school students from Utah County were honored with plaques and scholarships recently by the Provo Lodge No 849 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, at" the organization's annual youth activities awards banquet.. Four high school students were named as Teenagers of the Year, each receiving a plaque and $100. They' were Kelly Jex, Spanish Fork; Jennifer Creer, Springville; Scott'. Pace, American Fork; and Shane Argyle, Spanish Fork. They were selected from a panel of 14 Teenagers of the Month from the various high schools. Others honored were Ruth Boswell. American Fork; Sherry Jessop and Gordon Richins, Lehi; Holley Jacob and Aaron Ashcroft, Mountain View; Laura Harper and Gary Adams, Orem; Chad Daybell, Springville; and Cecilee Price and Dale Hansen, Timpview. ' First place Most Valuable Student awards of $500 each went to Angela Harward and Brian Williamson, American Fork. Second place awards of $250 each were presented to Amy Green, Orem, and Scott Pace, American Fork. Third- places of $200 each went to Sharalyn Steere, Provo. and Robert Faux, Springville. . Vocational scholarship winners of $500 each were Jodi Sumner, P royo, and Daniel Millet, Mountain V'tew: I Handicapped scholarship went to Scott Odden, Mountain View. Scott is: the Provo Elks Lodge nominee for one of the two $1,500 state scholarships. 'Angela Harward. American Fork, was announced as winner of a;$W00 Elks state scholarship, wfiile Brian Williamson, American Fork, won a $700 scholarship, and Amy Green, American Fork, $500. , Robert Osborn, Youth Activities committee chairman announced thai last yeafs vocational education nominee. Jeff Finch, Spanish Fork, has won a national scholarship of $1,000 a year for two years. Hoop Shoot Contest winners were Emily Hansen and Glake Gardner, ages .8 and 9; Christie Curtis and Brian Gardner, ages 10 and 11; and Kimberly Orr and Billv Bliss, ages Hand 12. - Music award winners were Sharalyn 'Steere and Jenny Thomas, Provo; Stephen Ptiterson, Springville,, and Gina Christensen. Spanish Fork. Members of the Youth Activities Committee in addition to Osborn pre. Mack Andersen, Byron McFar-4a"ne," Art Holloman, Doug Reimer and Doug Wright. . ;Salem Miss ;.Takes Crown SALEM Shannon Haws was 'selected as the new Miss Salem in Pageant activities recently. Haws 'is the daughter of Kent and ' Deanna Haws of Woodland 'Hills. She is active in high school drama and community theater and .plans to major in performing arts ;at BYU. Selected as nrst attendant was Kathy Alvey, daughter of Tom and April Alvey. Christine Vest is the daughte rol Larry and Charleen Vest was selected as second attendant. iKorena Gregson daughter of James E. "Red" and Pat Gregson was named Miss Congeniality. The Directors Award was presented to Janaell Schwartz, daughter of Bob and Donnu Schwartz. Hi u leave their children at the nursery if they feel they are in danger of being abused or neglected. A Helping y Hand Parents may leave children at the nursery, 206 East Third South, for up to 72 hours. The service costs nothing, Shelley said. Parenting-skills classes, which' provide instruction, tools and suggestions on becoming better parents, are offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The classes run for 12 consecutive weeks, and parents may start taking them any time. "We also have Parents Anonymous," Shelley said, "where parents get together to talk to work out solutions (to problems I. " Discussions are held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and couples are free to attend them whenever they feel the need. RATING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES G: "General Audience." A film most parents would find suitable for the entire family. PG: "Parental Guidance Suggested." Parents are cautioned they would probably consider some material unsuitable for children. Parents are urged to inquire about the film before deciding on a child's attendance. PG-13: "Parental Guidance Suggested for Those Under 13." Parents are warned that some material is likely to be unsuitable for pre-teenagers. These films are often too intense or suggestive for youngsters to view. R: "Restricted." Film contains adult-type material and those under 18 are not admitted unless they are in the company of a parent or adult guardian. Motion Picture Assoc. of America The center offers free child-care while parents are attending classes of sessions with Parents Anonymous. In addition, free therapy sessions are available for children who have been sexually abused, Shelley said. The therapy sessions, like the Family Support Center's other services, are offered by volunteers who are trained professionals in such fields as counseling, social work or abuse. "We're always here to help whoever needs help," Shelley said. The center's business hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but people with emergencies are free to call anytime. The center currently serves approximately 10U families and is always in need of additional volunteer help, both from those who have been professionally trained and from others willing to help watch children while their parents are taking classes. Volunteers are also needed to offer support services to families within the homes of those families. "We just need all kinds of volunteers," Shelley concluded. If interested in volunteering call United Way's Volunteer Center at 374-8108. Volunteers are needed at the Oakridge School to help teach handicapped, daily living skills, such as cooking and laundry. Hospice of Utah County needs nurses or people who have had nursing experience to help teach family members how to care for bed-ridden patients. , American Cancer Society needs a ..i. .,.,, hin wjtn olfriral of fice work 11 a.m.-2 Schedule is flexible. p.m. daily. 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