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NM teachers use game that works by speaking the language of children

A new era of public schooling is coming to some parts of New Mexico, one that holds hope that from kinder, more humane classrooms come children less likely to turn to suicide, risky behavior or drugs.

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PAX - The Good Behaviour Game

The Alberta Ministry of Health has funded a novel project to test the benefits of two scientifically well-supported strategies to protect children from lifetime mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders: the PAX Good Behavior Game and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).

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How Oakridge school beat bullying: ‘Once kids have those skills, the problem stops’

OAKRIDGE, Ore. - Bullying in schools is a problem that's not going away. Statistics from the National Bullying Prevention Center show more than 1 out of every 5 American students were bullied at school last year. Of those, 64 percent never reported it.

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Activate Allen County: Community priority No. 1: Mental health and substance abuse

Earlier in 2017, Allen County, with the help of the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, surveyed the residents to gain information regarding health-related data. From those results, priority areas were determined. These priorities are created based on community needs and developed through deliberation between multiple community agencies and members.

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New program aims to reach younger kids for suicide prevention

HELENA – A new program in East Helena Public Schools is hoping to prevent youth suicide by starting education much sooner. The program is called the Good Behavior Game by Paxis Institute and was made possible by grants from American Chemet and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana totaling $15,000.

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Report to the Public Health Agency of Sweden

International research has shown the Good Behavior Game to be an efficient method for reducing off-task behaviors in the classroom, as well as increasing prosocial skills, while long-term follow-ups have indicated positive effects on a wide range of health issues.

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Students make a game of good behavior

As Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School third graders worked on math problem, teacher Kourtney Fjelland watched not only how well they were handling fractions, but also how well they were behaving. Most were concentrating, cooperating, focusing on their work and staying in their seats. In other words, they were exhibiting the good behaviors students themselves suggested and agreed upon earlier in the year, also as part of the PAX Good Behavior Game.

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NatCon17: Surgeon general advocates prevention efforts

Medication-assisted treatment and recovery services work, but in order for the U.S. population to reach its full health potential, behavioral health and addiction treatment providers need to go on the offensive, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, told attendees at the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference on Tuesday in Seattle.

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The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom

“We are asking students to change a belief system without changing the situation around them.”

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Researchers studied kindergarteners’ behavior and followed up 19 years later. Here are the findings.

Every parent wants to see their kid get good grades in school. But now we know social success is just as important. From an early age, we're led to believe our grades and test scores are the key to everything — namely, going to college, getting a job, and finding that glittery path to lifelong happiness and prosperity.

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