PAX Good Behavior Game

PAX Good Behavior Game

One of MHRS’ initiatives is to expand the use of the PAX Good Behavior Game in Warren and Clinton County Schools.  The PAX Good Behavior Game is designated as an evidence based program by the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Implemented in early childhood grades by the teacher, the PAX Good Behavior Game facilitates effective classroom management through a series of simple but fun techniques. Many years of research have proven a multitude of immediate and long-term benefits. (See http://goodbehaviorgame.com/ and http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ for details on the program and research findings.)

Some of the short-term benefits include:

  • Increases in: Test Scores, School Success and Teaching Time

  • Decreases in: Impulsivity, Aggression, Disruptive Classroom Behavior, Bullying, Referrals to Special Education, and Stress (of teachers AND students)

Long-term benefits include:

  • Increases in: High School graduation and College Entry

  • Decreases in: Substance abuse, Conduct Disorders, Violent/Criminal Behavior, and a variety of Mental Health problems and disorders

Any Warren or Clinton County schools interested in more information or in participating in the training, please contact Patti Ahting at 513-695-1695.