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CPS Faculty Member Provides Guidance After Shooting in Brazil & Discusses Bullying in S. Florida on WLRN


Scott Poland, Ed.D.


Center for Psychological Studies Associate Professor, Scott Poland, Ed.D, who is also co-director of NSU’s Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, was recently invited to Brazil by education officials to assist in the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Brazilian history. Poland a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team has an extensive background in providing assistance to U. S. communities following school shootings.

A young adult in Realengo a suburb of Rio de Janeiro returned to Tasso da Silveira, his former middle school, and killed thirteen students or teachers and wounded twenty others. The Brazilian authorities believe that he was imitating the Virginia Tech shooter. Poland provided extensive consultation to the principal of the school, Luis Mardur Braz Pires and several training sessions for school staff and psychologists.

Poland also recently gave an interview about bullying in South Florida to WLRN’s Trina Sargalski and Sammy Mack. Poland discussed the growing problem of bullying and the fact that schools across South Florida are reporting an increase in the frequency and severity of the incidents.

To access the interview click onto No simple answer to bullying in South Florida.