PAX is Proven Prevention
PAXIS and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have partnered to offer free trainings to all teachers throughout Texas. PAX is evidence-based, trauma-informed and culturally responsible, improved education outcomes, better mental health, less substance use!
What is PAX
PAX is the single most proven classroom-based universal preventive intervention.
get started with pax
PAX GBG Initial Training
Provides teachers and staff with skills and strategies necessary to implement evidence-based Kernels which decrease problematic behaviors, improve academic performance, and increase student engagement.
Virtual via Blackboard Collaborate
PAX Partner Training
Provides coaching and professional development to internal and/or external staff that will guide and support PAX GBG implementation, collect data, troubleshoot and expand implementation, plus integrate PAX GBG with other school-wide initiatives.
PAX Next Steps Training
Targets teachers already trained in PAX Good Behavior Game. This training helps participants recalibrate implementation and expand upon strategies for improved outcomes. This includes troubleshooting implementation as well as further integrating PAX into existing initiatives such as PBIS, SEL, Trauma-informed Classrooms, and more.
PAX Sustainability Training
Provides PAX-trained educators and other internal school personnel such as teachers, counselors, and administrators trained in PAX with specialized training to support and expand their school’s PAX implementation.
PAX Tools Community Educator Training
Provides training to become a Certified PAX Tools Community Educator, authorized to present PAX Tools Community Workshops in their own community. PAX Tools is a collection of trauma-informed, research-based behavior strategies for families and communities to promote the development of self-regulation in children.
PAX Tools For Human Services
Provides a unified approach for organizations and professionals across systems of care. This allows youth-serving professionals to improve youth outcomes by incorporating research-based, trauma-informed strategies into their professional role.
Engage with PAX
PAX Learning Communities Sessions provide an opportunity for administrators, PAX Partners, funders, and other stakeholders trained in PAX to engage with a PAX-pert to support implementation and integration into their professional setting. These monthly sessions offer strategic planning and guidance in fidelity implementation and are designed to help stakeholders plan and troubleshoot their PAX implementations.
PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth.
PAX Community Impact
Learn more about the impacts of PAX implementation in Ohio.
Funding made possible (in part) by grant award number 1H79TI083288 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and with the support of The Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The views expressed in training materials, publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services or Texas Health and Human Services Commission; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. or Texas Government.