School Crisis Expert to Address University Community

Published: Apr 12, 2004

Internationally recognized school crisis expert Scott Poland will speak to the University community on Monday, April 12.  “Prevention and Response to Tragedies That Affect Children: In A World of Violence and Terrorism” will begin at 2 p.m. in the Allen N. Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, second floor.

 

Dr. Poland has lectured on the subject in China, Turkey, England and throughout the United States. His publications include four books and numerous chapters, and his writings have been translated into six languages.

 

Poland has also testified in front of Congress on several occasions. In addition, he has led or served on national crisis teams following school shootings in Paducah, KY, Jonesboro, AR, Santee and El Cajon, CA, Lake Worth, FL, and Littleton, CO, and on the Oklahoma City bombing.

 

He has provided extensive consultation and training for schools in New York City and Washington, DC, since 9/11/01. He also consulted with Maryland schools during the sniper attacks in 2002, and has assisted numerous school communities in coping with the loss of staff and students to suicide.

 

The talk is presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UT Honors program, Student Productions, and Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Public Information at publicinfo@ut.edu or (813) 253-6232.