Montana Expands Parenting Site for Those Parenting Infants All the Way to Teens

Contact:  Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936 Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391 Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today the expansion of ParentingMontana.org, a website created specifically for parents and those in a parenting role  The expansion includes new resources that provide practical tools to support …

More About PAX Tools Community Training

By: Kate Paolucci, PAX Tools Manager from the PAXIS Institute PAX Tools™ is a collection of trauma-informed, evidence-based behavioral strategies for families and communities to  promote the development of self-regulation of the children in their lives. Adults who participate in PAX Tools  Community Workshops receive the strategies and materials they need to effectively use PAX …

Top Five Takeaways from the Positive Culture Framework Training

By: Matt Erdel, Blaine County PFS This month Prevention Specialists throughout the state of Montana had the chance to learn about the Positive Culture Framework (PCF). The PCF is an approach developed by the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University to help cultivate health and safety in organizations and communities. The …

Top 5 Take-Aways from the Annual HIDTA Prevention Summit

On October 8, the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program Office (NHPO) and A Division for Advancing Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) sponsored the Annual Prevention Summit, titled Advancing Substance Use Prevention in HIDTA Communities: Standards, Strategies, and Support. This summit gave Yellowstone County’s coalition, Substance Abuse …