Pines Commissioner Iris A. Siple, West Campus Charter School Principal Michael
Castellano, and the Education Roundtable Forum together with the City of
Pembroke Pines will be hosting a special presentation for parents/guardians of
school-aged children, educators and youth advocates to learn effective strategies
to build resiliency in children, identify and prevent suicidal behavior, and
recognize at-risk behavior in their children and others. The adult-only
presentation will take place on Monday, March 12, 2018, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the
Charles F. Dodge City Center, located at 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines,
FL 33025. Admission and parking are
Scott Poland, a Professor at the College of Psychology and Co-Director of the
Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University, will be
the special guest speaker. A licensed
psychologist, he is internationally recognized as an expert on youth suicide,
self-injury, school violence, bullying prevention, threat assessment and school
crisis. Dr. Poland has authored or
co-authored five books and many chapters and articles on these subjects.
statistics from the CDC indicate that suicide is the second leading cause of
death for youth ages 10-24, and that four out of five teens who attempt suicide
have given clear warning signs. Dr. Poland will help those in attendance
understand common factors in youth suicide, offer insight into how parents,
schools and the community can help today’s youth, and increase overall
awareness of the issues facing children on a daily basis.
will have an opportunity for questions and answers. Community resource
information also will be available, and light refreshments will be served. Please note that this is a forum presentation for adults only.
more information, please call 954-450-1030.