According to the National Association of School Psychologists, gun violence poses a serious threat to America’s children and youth. Existing data clearly point to the need for improved strategies for keeping guns out of the hands of children and youth and those who would harm them. Gun violence in schools is extremely rare, as are violent crimes committed by people with mental illness. However, the majority of youth murdered are killed with a firearm and nearly half of youth suicide deaths involve the use of a gun. Efforts to end youth gun violence must focus on accessibility and prevention.
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.
he teaching of peace and productivity through the Pax program is paying big dividends at area schools.
Oregon legislator commends PAX Good Behavior Game for reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences
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.