Mental health is directly related to children’s learning and development. It encompasses or intersects with interpersonal relationships, social-emotional skills, behavior, learning, academic motivation, certain disabilities, mental illness (e.g. depression or bipolar disorder), crisis prevention and response, school safety and substance abuse. Each of these issues affects not only the success and well-being of the individual student but also the school climate and outcomes for all students.
“We are asking students to change a belief system without changing the situation around them.”
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