Tagged With "Behavioral"

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PAX Good Behavior Game- Is anyone using it?

Danielle Vander Linden ·
My district was recently approached with a possible opportunity of bringing the PAX Good Behavior Game into our elementary settings. This is a new model for us and we are trying to learn as much about it as possible. I'm interested to hear from others who are using it or who have chosen not to utilize the approach. What are the strengths and of the program? What successes have you seen? Is it an equitable approach? How does it promote resiliency for students who have encountered multiple...
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LIVING SAFE: Back to school and behavioral health [www.yourhoustonnews.com]

Leisa Irwin ·
by Katherine Cabaniss, Cypress Creek Mirror August 23, 2016 Students have returned to school. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are on their minds. Teachers, parents, administrators, and all who care about kids are focused first on academic achievement. In the Greater Houston area, one program focuses on students’ minds in a different way. Mental Health America of the Greater Houston Area (“MHA”) concentrates on kids’ mental health. MHA’s goals further not only student success, but also...
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Reframing Undesired Behaviors as an Aspect of Learning, not Punishment

Nevin Newell ·
At the Chula Vista, National City, and Linda Vista resource centers of Learn4Life Innovation High School San Diego, only four students were suspended during the 2016-17 school year – less than 1 percent of the student population of more than 500 students. For the leadership team and staff at Innovation High School this rate was still too high. The team and staff embraced further training on restorative practices, positive behavior supports and interventions in order to better support student...
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Re: Teaching Adult Wary Children and Youth

Jim Sporleder ·
Michael, a great article to advocate that we use a trauma informed lens to address our most chalenging students. We kick them out or remove them from school, because our system has a death grip on our traditional approach to school discipline which is based on fear. A change in our approach, will cause a change in our landscape. Very good article.
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Re: Teaching Adult Wary Children and Youth

Michael McKnight ·
Thanks Jim Sporleder. We have much work to do but I am finding many schools open to doing things differently!
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Re: Teaching Adult Wary Children and Youth

Daun Kauffman ·
Please share a PSA link to help grow public awareness of the impacts of developmental trauma. There are so many of us who’ve never heard of the overpowering, life-long impacts. Click HERE for links designed to use in social media: https://lucidwitness.com/2016/...dex-to-lucidwitness/
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Re: PAX Good Behavior Game- Is anyone using it?

Alice McCaffrey ·
Thanks for asking. I represent an Anti-Drug Coalition that is extremely interested in the PAX model. So I've signed up to catch all of the replies as we continue to train our school systems in ACES and TIC, and attempt to provide resources and next steps for them.
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Re: PAX Good Behavior Game- Is anyone using it?

Martha Merchant ·
Hi there, I've seen it introduced in a number of schools. I think that when practiced with fidelity it is equitable. I also think it can help promote some very good school skills. However it has also been my experience that educators rarely get the support that they need to continue doing it with fidelity. I encourage teachers to start slowly, and get support from the consultant as long as possible. I don't know about how it promotes resiliency. From my experience, it's mostly focused on...
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Re: Reframing Undesired Behaviors as an Aspect of Learning, not Punishment

Jessie Graham ·
Hello Nevin, This is so exciting to see! I hope there will be a replication of these programs. I am wondering how you prepare your staff to work in these programs? What is your model of supervision and evaluation? Do teachers know their own ACE score and stories? I look forward to hearing more! Jessie
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Re: Reframing Undesired Behaviors as an Aspect of Learning, not Punishment

Nevin Newell ·
Jessie, thank you for your questions. We conduct training and professional development specifically around Trauma Informed Practices. During this training we do allow our staff to assess themselves on the ACES survey as we discuss and process concepts and practices within the Trauma Informed framework . We also provide spaces for staff to share and reflect on their behavior and collaboration with our team and with students, in the context of developing deeper understandings of how our trauma...
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Teaching Adult Wary Children and Youth

Michael McKnight ·
Secure, trusting bonds are essential if young people are to grow, learn, and thrive (Baumeister, 2011; Brendtro, Brokenleg, & Van Bockern, 2005; Shulevitz, 2013). Today there are literally millions of young people disconnected and living in violent communities with over stressed families and schools that are depersonalized. They traverse dangerous communities and the ecology in which they live is one of extreme levels of toxic stress. The most troubled and troubling kids display...
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Behavioral Health in Schools

Amy Gorn ·
Hello--I work for a health foundation in Alaska and our (geographically large) borough is beginning its third cohort of trauma-sensitive schools. With this work and intention, our schools are contracting with local behavioral health providers to offer accessible, onsite services to meet student needs, particularly emergent and episodic. We need to determine a strategic, standardized and sustainable model for the long-term as need and capacity grows in our school district. There are...
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Trauma Training Plus for Schools and Districts

Susan Jones ·
Good Day Educators, I am hopeful your reading this and still enjoying a summer break! Do you have or know of a site struggling with student behavior problems? Staff overwhelmed? Have you thought of training in trauma? Or have had training in trauma and just do not know what to do next? If yes, please read... Here is the long version of what I offer that most likely is different and Thank you so much for being here, a part of ACEs Connection and giving me a platform to share. Here is my...
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An Inside Look at Attachment and Trauma

Janyne McConnaughey ·
"Thanks to Janyne’s transparent telling of her own story, the complex concept of dissociation can be understood without needing a psychology degree.” MELISSA SADIN, Exec. Director of Ducks & Lions, Program Director of ATN Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools, Author of Teachers Guide to Trauma
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Shootings & Suicides Past the Tipping-Point: ACEs Epidemic & Declining Lifespans in US

Michael Sirbola ·
Re: Building community by facing collective trauma with hope I am writing from Broward county, Florida, the school district in which the MSD school shooting occurred and that gave rise to the March for Our Lives Movement sparked by our students. Mankind has developed solutions to deal with self-perpetuating waves and EPIDEMICS of BEHAVIORALLY TRANSMITTED Neuro-Toxic Stress, CPTSD Trauma & ACEs that cause FIXED-MINDSET reactive black and white Scarcity-based thinking to increase and...
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Knowledge & Awareness of ACE's itself AS the Most Powerful Therapeutic Healing Agent

Michael a Sirbola ·
Thesis; ACE's Knowledge and Awareness is a POWERFUL Therapy that delivers proven effective Therapeutic Healing in and of Itself. Simply knowing of ACE's and of one's own score is healing above any therapeutic intervention currently in use, to the best of my knowledge - odd as this might sound to those whose livings are made providing such therapies - not that these are not also beneficial - but the numbers speak for themselves I think. Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris has published some crude data on...
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Re: Knowledge & Awareness of ACE's itself AS the Most Powerful Therapeutic Healing Agent

Denise Busley ·
Michael, this is really a great piece. Knowledge of “self” should not just be for the “seekers”. Healing begins where self-compassion starts. “Know thyself”, it is truly powerful. Thank you for sharing!
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