School Violence and Suicide: Legal Issues and Case Review
The incidence of threats of violence and suicide requires that schools
have well trained threat assessment teams. The presenter has been an
expert witness in more than 25 cases where schools were sued after a
tragedy and will share the outcome of those cases and the lessons
learned for prevention and intervention. Several of those cases
questioned the competency of the suicide and/or violent assessment
done by school personnel. Best practices interventions for school
counselors and administrators to prevent a tragedy and avoid liability
will be outlined.
Speaker: Dr. Scott Poland
Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at the College of Psychology and the 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 and has authored or co-authored seven 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.
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