Today's Date: January 19, 2021
Your child has been invited to participate in the Living Skills Program at their school or community program! Through a variety of discussions, activities, and games your child will build new connections with peers and learn important skills for:
- Problem Solving
- Expressing Feelings
- Creating Healthy Friendships
- Valuing Differences
- Managing Stress
This small group of 6 to 8 youth will meet weekly or bi-weekly for up to 10 weeks. The group sessions last for 30 minutes to an hour and are held during the regular school day or as part of an after school program.
This group may be offered to your child through live video conferencing on the Zoom platform. The group facilitator will host “meetings” through their Zoom account and will invite youth to join the meeting through a student email or parent/guardian email. You and your child will not need a Zoom account, but you will need access to the internet and a computer, phone, or tablet. Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. We will actively monitor youth activity on Zoom and will make every effort to protect youth through the use of Meeting Waiting Rooms, Locked Meeting Rooms and other safety tools provided in the platform. You can review Zoom’s privacy terms and conditions here: http://zoom.us/terms and http://zoom.us/privacy
Please give your consent to the statement below and complete this short registration form if you would like your child to participate. If you have any questions, please contact the program director at the number below.
Volunteers of America, Utah Prevention Services
(801) 364 – 0744 x122
I hereby give my informed consent for my child to participate in the Volunteers of America, Utah Living Skills Program. I understand that this program is voluntary and that my child is not required to participate. I understand that my child may be pulled from their class during school hours for group sessions. I give permission for my child to meet via Zoom live video conferencing. I acknowledge/understand the potential risks, consequences, and limitations of digital supportive services and voluntarily assume them in the hopes my child is obtaining the desired beneficial results:
- Digital supportive services are relatively new and therefore lack research indicating that it is an effective means of receiving support.
- Participants lack visual and/or audio cues, which may increase the likelihood of misunderstanding each other.
- Digital support may have disruptions or delays in the service and quality of the technology used.
- In rare cases, security protocols could fail and your confidential information could be accessed by unauthorized persons.
I give permission for the group facilitator to talk with my child’s teacher, school counselor, and/or program director about their progress in the program. I understand that my consent can be withdrawn at any time by notifying the group facilitator by phone and that my consent will expire when the program ends.