December 2017
ADM Update

PAX Good Behavior Game
Video Now Available

In the 3rd year of Summit County implementation of the PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG), this new video highlights some of the program successes. PAX GBG teaches students self-regulation, self-control and self-management in the context of working with others and has been proven to improve attention and reduce impulsive behaviors.

The ADM Board Welcomes Chrissy Gashash

The ADM Board welcomes Chrissy Gashash as the new Manager of Community Relations. She started in December, succeeding Mary Alice Sonnhalter who retires at the end of the year after over 10 years of service.
Chrissy has held communication and marketing positions in the behavioral health and non-profit fields for over 15 years and is a graduate of The University of Akron. "I look forward to the opportunity to represent the ADM Board and the critical services its contract agencies provide every day to people in our community," said Chrissy.
"Chrissy brings a wealth of experience to the role of Manager of Community Relations and we are excited to have her join our team,"  adds ADM Executive Director Jerry Craig.
Chrissy can be reached at 330-564-4052 or at


 "Be Present" Campaign
Targets Youth 

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) launched the "Be Present" statewide social marketing campaign that empowers young people to step up and help peers, friends, classmates and siblings.

In addition to helping teens deal with issues like depression, stress, anger, loneliness, bullying or harassment, it will provide links to local and state-level resources. 

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