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Forms of child labor, including indentured servitude and child slavery, have existed throughout American history. As industrialization moved workers from farms and home workshops into urban areas and factory work, children were often preferred, because factory owners viewed them as more manageable, cheaper, and less likely to strike. Growing opposition to child labor in the North caused many factories to move to the South. By 1900, states varied considerably in whether they had child labor standards and in their content and degree of enforcement. By then, American children worked in large numbers in mines, glass factories, textiles, agriculture, canneries, home industries, and as newsboys, messengers, bootblacks, and peddlers.
One out of 47 Utah children have been identified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, the highest rate in the country. In 2009, The Children's Center launched our Integrated Autism Program. Throughout the 25-week course, children attend a weekly class to develop social skills that help them successfully interact with others.
Sixty-five percent of the children we treat have parents who are separating or seeking divorce. We can help parents learn to co-parent and assist children as they cope with the changes in family life through our individual, parent-child, and family therapy services.