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.

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Jeanette Herbert
First Lady of Utah




(KUTV) -- Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation, and our children aren't immune. Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall, founder of Hope4Utah, has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to preventing suicide. Brooke & Chef Bryan sat down with Dr. Hudnall to talk about ways parents can instill hope in their children through tough times, depression, and more.


How We Can Help With Suicide Prevention By DeAnn Kettenring

POSTED BY on March 07, 2019

I will never forget the night I spent looking for my son. Someone notified his sibling that he had shared on social media that he was taking his life. Immediately his sibling came to me and we went searching. We notified the police, found his bike but could not find him. Finally after an exhausting night, he was found lying face down on a sidewalk early in the morning. He was alive and spent the next week fighting for his life. He didn’t want to die. He just wanted out of the pain he was in. I am not alone in fighting this battle with a child who has thought of suicide. Thousands are out there worried about their loved ones and wondering, “What can I do?” Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by suicide.

Be a Serendipity Parent; Not a Controlling Parent. By Richard and Linda Eyre

POSTED BY on February 19, 2019

First let’s compare a “control attitude” with a “serendipity attitude,” and then let's think about how each can apply to parenting—so you can decide for yourself which type of these two types of a parent you would rather be.

Hope is Our Greatest Future By Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall

POSTED BY on February 06, 2019

At times, parenting can be one of the most difficult challenges because, unfortunately, children do not come with an instruction manual. As parents, we hope that our children will grow up in a safe environment and have a happy childhood. While the chances are good that will happen, it seems increasingly difficult to achieve. We live in a changing environment that continues to put additional pressure on us and, sometimes, even more pressure on our children.






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