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.

PAX in Action in Texas

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Training Opportunities

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


PAX Tools for Caregivers

Provides trauma-informed, evidence-based behavioral strategies for all caregivers who support children in a home setting. These strategies promote the development of self-regulation, reduce conflict, and improve relationships.  Participants can also attend monthly online PAX Tools Talks with PAX experts. 

**This training is currently available upon cohort request only.

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PAX Good Behavior GameTraining

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.

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 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.

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. 

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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.