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.
Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse Step 3: Talk About It: Have open conversations with children about our bodies, sex, and boundaries.
Children growing up in a digital world need extra tools to stay safe from predators. The resources on this website have been compiled to empower parents, educators, child-care providers, and community members to protect children against sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual abuse. Many things can increase a child's vulnerability, such as unhealthy relationships, unfiltered social media or internet access, exposure to pornography, sexting, bullying, substance abuse, homelessness, low self-confidence, etc. With increased awareness and education, you can help Montana children become resistant to all forms of sexual exploitation.
Archived: School-Based SEL as a Foundation for Abuse Prevention: A State and Schools Collaboration in GA