Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Youth Leadership Summit and Glo Paint Party

 

PAX Tools-Trauma-Informed Strategies

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PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth.  PAX Tools is intended for any caring adult who interacts with children, such as parents, caregivers, professionals, and volunteers.  Adults who participate in PAX Tools trainings will receive the materials they need to effectively use PAX Tools with children. 

 

PAX Tools is offered in four weekly classes on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 during September, November, February, and April.  You need to attend only one session of classes. 

 

Session 1: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 

Session 2: November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 2021 

Session 3: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 

Session 4: April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 2022 

 

Class 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.   

 

Class 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. 

 

BEAT THE TIMER 

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

 

RANDOM STICKS 

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

 

Class 3 

MYSTERY MOTIVATORS 

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

 

KUDOS NOTES 

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

 

Class 4 

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. 

 

PAX AMENDS 

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

Sensory-Friendly Family Photo Sessions