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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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Students learn good behavior

he teaching of peace and productivity through the Pax program is paying big dividends at area schools.

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Fighting childhood traumas with community partnerships

Oregon legislator commends PAX Good Behavior Game for reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Making good student behavior a game

Over the last three years, the Monroe Community Coalition has worked to identify evidence-based prevention strategies that could be used in Monroe schools to help improve outcomes for kids. Now, it has added the PAX Good Behavior Game to its prevention repertoire.

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Suicide in America

Diane Rehm on NPR.

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Monroe Community Coalition coordinator mixing methods

For more than a decade, Sultan resident Joe Neigel has worked to improve the health of communities throughout Snohomish County using focused, evidence-based strategies meant to help prevent young people from abusing drugs and alcohol.

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Youth mental health forum in Ansonia

The Greater Valley Substance Abuse Action council will host a forum entitled “Mental, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Young People” on April 5 at 6:30 pm at the Ansonia High School Auditorium.

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