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 Tools with children,  including the PAX Tools App. PAX Tools Community Workshops are presented locally by PAX Tools Community  Educators. 

PAX Tools Community Educator Training is offered as 9 hours of content where participants observe a PAX Tools  Community Workshop, participate in teaching sections of the content, and learn about implementing PAX Tools in  their own community. An individual who completes this training will become a certified PAX Tools Community  Educator, authorized to provide PAX Tools Community Workshops in their own community. Participants in PAX Tools  Community Educator training will receive a manual, as well as training materials for each PAX Tool. Upon completion  of the training, certified PAX Tools Community Educators receive access to online resources, ongoing technical assistance and professional development provided by PAXIS. 

In October 2020, the Montana Evidence-Based Workgroup recognized PAX Tools as a Promising Practice for  Substance Abuse Prevention. Montana state prevention providers are encouraged to utilize programs recognized as  Promising Practices and implement them with the people they serve. 

Who Should Attend PAX Tools Community Educator Training? Ideal candidates serve in one of the following areas: Parent Educators 

Health Educators 

Prevention Educators 

Extension Educators 

Social Service Providers 

Volunteer Coordinators 

Foster Care and Respite Providers 

Faith-Based Youth Workers/Volunteers 

Mental Health / Substance Abuse Providers 

Additionally, PAX Tools for School@Home™ provides parents and caregivers with research-based strategies to  increase their children’s focus, motivation, stamina, and a number of other skills that specifically help children  improve their study habits and outcomes when learning at home. 

The PAX Tools for School@Home Community Educator Training provides a new and needed application of PAX  Tools for parents and caregivers who are facilitating a child’s schoolwork at home. Thistraining equips PAX Tools  Community Educators with the skills and materials to support parents and caregivers with situation-specific  applications of five Evidence-based Kernels when facilitating schoolwork at home. 

After completion of this 6-hour training, PAX Tools Community Educators will be certified to present PAX Tools for  School@Home Community Workshops. This training will equip Community Educators to effectively guide parents and  caregivers in virtual or in-person presentations of PAX Tools for School@Home. Certified Community Educators will  also receive access to the copyrighted presentation slides and reproducible participant workbook, training certificate  and evaluation tool all in both English and Spanish. 

For more information about PAX Tools visit or email [email protected].

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