Preparing for a Safe Reopening: Addressing Student Mental Health and Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Scott Poland
Professor & Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at the College of Psychology and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a licensed psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on school safety, youth suicide, self-injury, bullying, school crisis prevention and intervention, and threat assessment. He is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has personally assisted school communities after many tragedies including 16 school shootings and numerous suicide clusters.
Chief Craig Miller
Retired Chief of Police, Dallas ISD Police Department
Chief Craig Miller is an accomplished leader and subject matter expert in school safety. He previously served as the Police Chief for Dallas ISD, one of the largest school districts in Texas. During his tenure with the district, he managed a police department that consisted of 220 personnel. These officers provided security for 160,000 students, 230 schools and 23,000 employees. Prior to working in the school system, Craig was a 30-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, where he retired as Deputy Chief.