UPLIFT FAMILIES is my initiative to connect parents with information, resources and programs that help them acquire knowledge and skills to raise loving, responsible, and happy children.

We believe that strong parent-child relationships are the key to providing children with tools and encouragement to make healthy and safe choices in their lives, keeping them free from drugs, alcohol, violence, crime and pornography.   This UPLIFT FAMILIES program includes web-based resources, social media experiences, educational materials and periodic conferences on parenting and family issues.

Please enjoy our new website and resource center!  We are always eager to hear your comments and feedback, you can always share your thoughts with us by clicking here.


Jeanette Herbert
First Lady of Utah




(KUTV) -- Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH and Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW join Kari to give us tips on how to build resiliency in our children. They have five kids, ten grandkids, and one amazing great-granddaughter. Combined, they have over 50 years of professional experience helping people lead healthier, happier lives, plus a lifetime of facing their own personal challenges from Tourette syndrome and ADD to cancer, death of a spouse, divorce and creating a blended family, to name just a few. Now, they are ready to help you and your family build the resiliency you need to overcome your challenges now and in the future.


The Resiliency Toolkit Part 2: A Busy Parent’s Guide to Happy, Confident, Successful Children By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH and Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW

POSTED BY on June 12, 2019

Small rituals, repeated daily, become a solid bedrock of resiliency to ground your child’s connection to you and his family. Daily routines offer rich opportunities to create comforting, familiar patterns and expectations: how family members greet each other in the morning and when they return home, how they say goodbye, how they get ready for work, school, meals, and bed. Snack time, dance parties in the kitchen, bedtime stories, sharing highs and lows of the day while you and your child do the dishes or make the beds together, walks around the block—there are endless possibilities for all different ages and interests.

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The Resiliency Toolkit: A Busy Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Confident, Successful Children By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH and Anne Evans-Cazier, LCSW

POSTED BY on June 06, 2019

What challenges are you and your family facing today? Some kinds you pretty much have to expect: whining, complaining, arguing, playing too many video games, spending too much time on social media, or hitting puberty. Others are ultimate challenges: death, divorce, integrating new family members, sexually transmitted diseases, addictions, or suicidal thoughts. It can be overwhelming to think about dealing with even a single one of these, and yet, realistically, you can expect to face a great number of challenges both big and small as your child grows up. Many parents wear themselves out running from one problem to the next, chasing solutions for each one.

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To the Mother of the Screaming Child in the Grocery Store Line By Nicholeen Peck

POSTED BY on June 03, 2019

Most every mother has experienced something like this — you’re at the grocery store, busy juggling carts, food items and kids, when one of your children starts throwing a temper tantrum. You do your best to console them, trying to ignore the irritated glances of your fellow shoppers, and then, with a stress level through the roof, you finally flee the premises. These experiences are emotionally draining and can feel a little embarrassing as well.

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