Moving Through the Aftermath of School-Based Tragedies. NSU Experts Can Provide Direction

Article ID: 597532

Released: 19-Dec-2012 3:00 PM EST

Source Newsroom: Nova Southeastern University

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Where Do We Go From Here? Moving Through the Aftermath of School-Based Tragedies

The aftermath school based tragedies leaves gut-wrenching emotions, reactions and questions for all - children, parents, teachers and administrators. Knowing how to respond and how to handle the aftermath of school based tragedies is important in helping all involved move forward in a productive way.

Nova Southeastern University has nationally renowned experts available to answer questions on what to expect in the aftermath of the shootings like those recently, at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Ralph E. (Gene) Cash, Ph.D. NCSP

Cash is a Professor of Psychology at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University and Director of NSU’s School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center.

He is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Cash is past president of the Florida Association of School Psychologists, and a recipient of the group's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Scott Poland, Ed.D

Poland is an Associate Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University. He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and suicides and has assisted schools and communities after acts of terrorism in New York, Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma.

He is the author of a number of books on youth suicide and school crisis response including 'Coping with Crisis' and is a renowned consultant to schools and districts nationwide, and a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists


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