Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:32 AM | Anonymous member

After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook, we wanted to support the victims and to do our part to help all the schools across the U.S. deal with this tragedy. That’s why we’re offering our Managing the Aftermath of Tragedy courses free of charge to any school administrator or staff member. These courses include:

  • Key strategies on how to respond to tragedies.
  • Information on typical childhood reactions to crises.
  • Ways to provide care and comfort to students and staff members.


The courses are written by our expert-authors, Drs. Scott and Donna Poland. Dr. Scott Poland is Associate Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University. He is the author of a number of books on youth suicide and school crisis response including Coping with Crisis and is a renowned consultant to schools and districts nationwide. Dr. Donna Poland has served as a school administrator for 19 years including service as principal of three different secondary schools. She is currently Director of University Middle School in Davie, Florida.


To access these free courses:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the ‘Register’ link in the blue Login box.
  3. Type in ‘CARES’ as the Registration key.

Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Newtown community as they work to heal and move forward. May they find peace and comfort.

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