WHAT IS 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!

WHY USE 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!

PAX TOOLS

 

Tool #1: Shared Vision Shared Vision 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 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 jumpstart 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.

 

Tool #7: PAX Breaks PAX Breaks are used to stop growing tension, teach children and adults to recognize when they are getting upset, and provide emotional and physical space to calm down.

 

Tool #8: PAX Amends PAX Amends allows adults and young people to use restorative consequences when natural and logical consequences are not available.

 

Tool #9: PAX Focus PAX Focus increases communication, expectations, and psychological safety between young people and adults as well as promotes youth self-regulation.

SCHEDULE A TRAINING

FREE Trainings

& Kits

Free PAX Tools trainings are available at your Ohio facility.

Contact Carmen Irving for more information:

 

Carmen Irving

937.642.1212

carmen@mhrbuc.org

PAX TOOLS RESOURCES

PAX Tools Trainers - Would you like to build your own PAX Tools kits? Use your trainer login paxtools.org to download FREE branded materials.

 

These materials are provided for you with a grant from Ohio Cures.