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Educational Psychology presents Dr. Scott Poland

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Dr. Scott Poland,  Professor and Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida presents

“Contemporary Issues for Crisis Prevention,  Intervention and Management”

Dr. Scott Poland is an internationally recognized expert on school crisis, bullying prevention, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools.  He is widely considered a pioneer in school suicide prevention having authored one of the most respected works on the subject in his 1989 book entitled, Suicide Intervention in the Schools. He is also the Past Prevention Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He has lectured and written extensively on these subjects including four books and numerous Best Practices chapters and his writings have been translated into several languages.  He served on the President’s Roundtable on Youth Violence and has testified about the needs of children before the U. S. Congress on four occasions. Dr. Poland was a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and has assisted schools and communities after terrorism acts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma. He has also worked in the aftermath of hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
Dr. Poland has personally been invited to eight communities to provide leadership in response to youth suicide clusters and has consulted with schools about youth suicide countless times. He has also been an expert witness in numerous legal cases.
Dr. Poland is a Past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and was the Director of Psychological Services (1982-2005) for the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD a large Texas school district that received numerous state and national awards for its exemplary psychological services. He has received many individual honors including being named a finalist for the national school psychologist of the year, named the most outstanding school psychologist in Texas twice, named the most outstanding psychologist in Texas and he has been nominated twice for the NASP Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received the Houston Wage Peace Award.

Educational Psychology presents Dr. Scott Poland

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Downtown Campus

Buena Vista Building room 1.328


April 25, 2013


$45 (if not Educational Practicum Affiliated. Upon request: Educational CEU's approval)



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