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2021-2022 Family Support Sessions

Our team of PAX Tools Community Educators will be facilitating PAX Tools sessions this school year. PAX tools workshops are a great resource for parents, guardians, and childcare providers to learn strategies to develop social and emotional strategies to support students and develop skill. Virtual sessions will be provided in both English and Spanish and all materials are bilingual and will be delivered before each session for those who register in advance.
Upcoming PAX tools sessions: TBD
What are PAX Tools?

PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers, and other caring adults to create a nurturing environment that ultimately helps kids thrive! 


Who should attend a PAX Tools training?

PAX Tools is intended for any caring adult who interacts with children, such  as parents, caregivers, professionals and volunteers. Caregivers who participate in PAX Tools trainings will receive the materials they need to  effectively use PAX Tools with children, including the PAX Tools App.



Tool #1: Shared Vision

SharedVision ensures that young people and adults are on the same page with expectations  as well as possible pitfalls for the upcoming activity. 


Tool #2: Low Emotional Response 

Low Emotional Responses allow adults to provide instantaneous, neutral, non-verbal  feedback for individuals without embarrassment or interruption of an activity. 


Tool #3: Beat the Timer 

Beat the Timer allows young people to block out distractions and stay on task to the finish. 


Tool #4: Random Sticks 

Random Sticks help in scenarios when children feel that adults are playing favorites or not  being "fair". 


Tool #5: Mystery Motivators 

Mystery Motivators jump start motivation for completing tasks and carrying out  positive behavior. 


Tool #6: Kudos Notes 

Kudos Notes are written letters of appreciation that identify and increase the behavior we want  more of.