2020-2021 Family Support Sessions
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.
DESCRIPTION OF PAX TOOLS
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.