Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Youth Care Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Youth Care Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Our Staff

Amy Miner, LCMHC

Amy Miner, LCMHC is a creative therapist who joined Youth Care in 2013 after a ten-year career in law enforcement. Her time as a patrol officer and detective fueled her desire to shift focus from addressing the crises alone to the healing and growth that can follow.

“Life is messy.  Humans are messy. When we embrace this hard truth, we no longer need to be afraid of (or ashamed of) ‘the messy’; we can thrive in spite of it. This is particularly true for teens and their parents when they face ‘messy’ together. It is such an honor to be a part of that journey. These kids keep me young at heart and teach me something new every day. I believe in the value of therapy and even more in the kids and families we serve.”

Amy is a systems theorist at heart and believes that when a family heals together, there is a greater likelihood of first order/ lasting change.  She uses a myriad of interventions and theories, based on the client’s needs, including DBT, expressive art therapy, experiential interventions, emotion-focused therapy, CBT, and ACT. Amy draws heavily on the transactional relationship inherent in a working therapeutic alliance as an agent for change; as well as metaphors and a great deal of humor/easy manner.

Amy earned an associate’s degree from Salt Lake Community College and later a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University. She went on to earn a master’s degree from Argosy University. DBT, CBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, and expressive therapies are among theories and therapies in which she has received training and experience.

Amy is a perpetual student and forever curious. When not at work, she can be found reading about or researching a topic of interest. She also believes in the power of story and metaphor. It is no surprise that she loves a good tale, legends or parables of any kind. She will be the first to “geek out” over learning something new and her interests range from physics and history to photography and crafting.

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Marks of Quality Care
  • Cognia
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

I'm very thankful for the staff at Youth Care. Our son's therapist and his other counselors were fantastic. Everyone we dealt with was caring and very professional. They challenged our son just enough and knew when and how to encourage him and to push him just the right amount. If it wasn't for Youth Care, the chances are great that our son would have overdosed or be in jail by now.

– Melissa H.