Contemporary Issues in School Crisis: Lessons from the front lines for prevention and mental health interventions
June 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm$30.00
The incidence of youth violence, tragedy, suicide, bullying and traumatic events in general requires that schools and communities be prepared to respond to these events. The presenter, Dr. Scott Poland, has a wealth of practical experience in school crises and his presentation will help school and community personnel develop and enhance their ability to respond to critical incidents, safeguard children, and build resiliency for children families in today’s world.
Participants will learn effective strategies to prevent crises from occurring and lessons from the front lines of numerous tragedies for how to best intervene to help affected schools and communities after an event.
Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He is an internationally-recognized expert on youth suicide, school crisis, and prevention, authoring five books on these subjects. He previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years and is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and a past Prevention Division Director of American Association of Suicidology. He is very dedicated to prevention and has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions. He is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has personally assisted school communities after 16 school shootings including Columbine and Parkland and numerous suicide clusters. He has been an expert witness in numerous lawsuits where schools were sued after a traumatic event. His known for his practical and dynamic presentations.