Join the SPEAK Task Force for an important Parent Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, September 11, at 6 p.m. at the Von Braun Center’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. This event is adults only and admittance is free.
Our featured speaker will be nationally recognized psychologist Scott Poland, EdD. Dr. Poland’s presentation will focus on social media and bullying, school safety, at-risk behaviors, and suicide awareness and prevention. Dr. Poland is committed to the belief that parents play a critical role in safeguarding their children while also building resiliency in them for the inevitable times that they will experience challenges, and he will share practical examples of parenting children of all ages.
$1,000 will be awarded to the school in each system with the highest parent/guardian attendance!
About Scott Poland, EdD
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 a nationally recognized expert on youth suicide, school crisis and prevention and has authored five books on these subjects. He is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has personally assisted school communities after 16 school shootings and numerous suicide clusters.