PAX at School
The PAX Good Behavior game is presently the most proven prevention and protection tool an individual classroom teacher can use to improve the lifetime outcomes of each child in his or her classroom. Just one year of using the Game in primary grades has lasting effects for 20-30 years, reducing most mental illnesses, crime, violence, tobacco use, addiction, suicide attempts, and depression. Students are also more likely to graduate from high school and enter college. We have trained over 450 teachers in our three-county area in PAX GBG and fund PAX Partners who collect classroom data and help teachers implement the Game.
Beth Joyner is a Prevention Specialist at PVFF. Beth came to PVFF with prior experience working for other Allen County social service agencies. Beth graduated from Rhodes State College with a degree in Human Services and is currently enrolled at Bluffton University in the Social Work Program. Beth is the coordinator for Open Gate and also facilitates several support groups at PVFF. She facilitates ACT Raising Safe Kids and Pax at Home.
Meet Beth Joyner
PAX at Home
PAX at Home is a parent-child-school connection program that teaches parents and caregivers the basic (kernels) of the PAX Good Behavior Game. PAX can then be carried over from school into the home by introducing the importance of creating nurturing environments for children. Social recognition, sympathetic attention, acts of caring, and receiving comfort are all positive reinforcements and vital to young people’s development. Increasing the prevalence of positive reinforcement through PAX at Home beyond the context of the school to multiple community settings can advance mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being.