PAX Texas

PAX is Proven Prevention

PAXIS and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have partnered to offer free trainings to those working with children or families throughout Texas in both in and out of school settings. PAX is evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally responsible, improved education outcomes, better mental health, and less substance use!

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What is PAX

PAX is the single most proven classroom-based universal preventive intervention.

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Training Opportunities

All trainings are self-paced or offered live virtually via Zoom upon request.


PAX Good Behavior Game

Provides classroom based strategies to educators & staff to implement evidence-based Kernels to decrease problematic behavior, improve academic performance, & increase student engagement.

PAX Good Behavior Game for Early Childhood

This is a school-based, classroom preventive intervention implemented by educators to teach students self-regulation;  now available in a specialized variation targeting early childhood (children aged 3-5).

PAX Good Behavior Game for Adolescents

PAX Good Behavior Game for Adolescents addresses the unique social and neurobiological changes that youth undergo during adolescence targeting middle and high school (grades 7-12)

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. 


Provides experienced PAX Teachers strategies for use with students in PAX classrooms who demonstrate more intensive behavioral needs selecting targeted Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports to improve their behavioral and academic performance. 

PAX Partner Training

Provides coaching and professional development for staff to guide & support PAX GBG implementation, collect data, troubleshoot, expand implementation, and integrate PAX GBG with other school-wide initiatives.



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.

Community Educator Training

Provides training to become a Certified PAX Tools Community Educator for families in the community. This 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 Youth Workers

Provides trauma-informed, evidence-based strategies for those working with youth in the community during out-of-school time. PAX Tools for Youth Workers is a collection of research based strategies to improve cooperation and self- regulation in children. 

PAX Tools For Caregivers

PAX Tools for Caregivers is a workshop providing trauma-informed, evidence-based behavioral strategies for all caregivers who support children
in care.

PAX Tools for Youth Development

PAX Tools for Youth Development is a collection of trauma-informed evidence-based behavioral strategies for adults who work with young people in an out-of-school time setting. 

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PAX Tools

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. 

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Funding made possible (in part) by grant award number H79TI085747 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.