New Resources

PAX Good Behavior Game: Announcing this FABULOUS opportunity for pre-K through 5th grade classrooms across our state! The Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) of DPHHS has been awarded 2.1 million dollars to enhance and increase efforts to  mitigate the effects of opiate abuse in Montana. AMDD has chosen to direct these funds to prevention efforts and is offering schools, school districts and community coalitions throughout the State the opportunity to apply for extensive training and support services to implement the PAX Good Behavior Game(GBG) in pre-K to 5 classrooms in both public and private school settings. The PAX GBG is an evidence-based practice that has been widely shown to prevent substance abuse (as well as suicide and other maladaptive behaviors). For further information please contact Pam Ponich-Hunthausen. 

Bully Free Montana

Administrative Rules of Montana require all schools to have policies and procedures addressing bullying behavior in schools, on school buses, at school-sponsored activities, and online. Montana Code Annotated defines law relative to bullying.

This page contains resources for students, parents and schools, including:

  • Model policies and procedures for schools,
  • Montana’s Student Protections and Procedures accreditation rule,
  • What you can do if you are being bullied,
  • How to respond to cyber-bullying,
  • Tips for parents, and
  • Links to state and national resources.

When we work together, we can make Montana bully-free.                   

Bully Free Toolkit Link                       Image of the Assessing Prevention Capacity & Implementing Change Document