UPLIFT FAMILIES is our 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
Uplift Families Founder
Former First Lady of Utah




Christian Moore is an internationally renowned author, speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and advocate for at-risk youth. Christian appeared on KUTV's Fresh Living to discuss providing people with the specific tools necessary to develop resiliency in the face of life’s challenges. His personal mission is to ensure that youth are given an opportunity to succeed, regardless of social or economic status, race, background, or other personal obstacles. Be sure to tune in for Christian Moore's TIPS Talk during the Uplift Families Parenting TIPS TV Special, September 16 at 6 p.m. on KUTV Channel 2.


Six Essential Steps to Create An Amazing Marriage – Step 5: Confrontation by Dr. Paula Fellingham

POSTED BY on July 19, 2022

Being human means that we continually face problems in our lives. All couples will inevitably encounter challenges, large and small, on an ongoing basis...even those with the best marriage relationships. This is true for everyone, regardless of how in love they are or what their financial status may be. Throughout the entire course of marriage couples continually face challenges and must deal with their own unique blend of tough stuff.

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Bonding with Family While Exploring and Learning about History by Holly George, PhD

POSTED BY on June 29, 2022

A few days ago, while hiking with my daughter, I was so tempted to start lecturing about how in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the trail we were on—but then my mom sense kicked in, and I realized that might be a bit intense for a kindergartener. You know what was age-appropriate? Telling her about my own experiences working at that lake during college. 

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Tips for Parents on How to Protect your Children from Sexual Exploitation By Natalie Heiner

POSTED BY on June 26, 2022

Do thoughts of protecting your children against online grooming keep you up at night? Do you feel passionately about preventing child abuse but aren’t sure what to do to help? Do you read stories about sex trafficking on Facebook and feel helpless?  Do you worry that your teens are viewing pornography and aren’t sure how to put filters on your computer?  Are you trying to figure out when the right time is to talk about sexting and consent with your teens?  

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