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Netflix's 13 Reasons Why: Recommendations for Schools and Parents

Dr. Scott Poland will be providing two webinars on the Netflix original 13 Reasons Why. The first will take place on May 31, 2017, and the second will occur on June 28, 2017.

Many young people around the world have been viewing this program which is based on a book by Jay Asher. The program depicts the struggles of an adolescent named Hannah who dies by suicide. Hannah left behind a series of cassette tapes that list the reasons why she decided to die by suicide and all the students at school who she blames for her death. Many viewers have been binge watching the program which increases the intensity of their experience. Suicide prevention experts have been raised numerous concerns about the program.

This webinar will outline those concerns and provide practical information for how international school counselors can respond to support students who have or are currently viewing the program and provide them with accurate information about suicide and sources of assistance. Specific recommendations for parents will also be shared. The program emphasizes the impact of bullying on Hannah's suicide and current research on that relationship will be emphasized.

Presenter: Dr. Scott Poland is one of the premier experts on schools and suicide and prevention. He has been invited to testify before the U.S. Congress on four occasions and has authored five books and numerous chapters and articles about school safety, youth violence and suicide prevention. He was previously the President of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Prevention Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He previously directed psychological services for 24 years for Cypress Fairbanks ISD in Houston, TX. He is currently psychology faculty and the co-director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL."

If you are interested in signing up for the webinar on either date, please email svp@nova.edu for more details.