Ohio citizens have done something no other place in America has done. They voted for a levy to fund and implement a named evidence-based practice in their counties’ elementary schools—scientifically proven to protect children from lifetime mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and to increase high-school graduation and university entry.
The Wall Street Journal editorial of April 1, 2014 (The Definition of Insanity) stated, “...there is no known way to prevent severe mental illness.” This statement is scientifically and verifiably false, easily established by the scores of gold-standard, randomized control studies indexed in the US National Library of Medicine (www.pubmed.gov).
Jason Fruth, Ph.D., assistant professor in Wright State’s Department of Education, spoke to community leaders and citizens on the afternoon of Thursday, March 20. The purpose of his visit was to help get the ball rolling on the Community PAX program.
Angry Kids & Stressed-Out Parents, written and directed by Vancouver filmmaker Maureen Palmer and narrated by Ann-Marie MacDonald, is an hour-long documentary that builds upon a troubling statistic that speaks volumes about where we are as a society: for the first time in North American history, more children suffer from mental-health conditions than from physical ailments.
The PAX Good Behavior Game is now part of the teacher candidate instruction in both the Early Childhood and Middle Childhood programs at Wright State. Teacher candidates in this course show higher skills in Student Engagement, Instructional Strategies, and Classroom Management. Visit www.WrightOFER.com for more information or talk to your advisor to register today.
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