Where do they go from here? Ask NSU’s Scott Poland, Ed.D, renowned psychologist - school crisis, suicide intervention

Article ID: 591836

Released: 24-Jul-2012 4:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: Nova Southeastern University

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Newswise — Nova Southeastern University's Scott Poland, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized expert on school crisis, youth violence, suicide intervention, self injury, school safety, threat assessment, parenting and the delivery of psychological services in schools.

Poland is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and serves as the Prevention Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He has led multiple national crisis teams following numerous school shootings and suicides and has assisted schools and communities after terrorism acts in New York , Washington , D.C. and Oklahoma . Poland served as the team leader of the crisis response team sent to Jefferson County Public Schools during the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings.

Dr. Poland is a Past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and was the Director of Psychological Services (1982-2005) for 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 and named most outstanding psychologist in Texas . He also received the Houston Wage Peace Award.

He may be contacted directly at spoland@nova.edu or (954) 262-5881.


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