Dr. Reeves is a co-author of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum, former Chair of the NASP School Safety and Crisis Response Committee which provides consultation and support to school districts across the country after large scale crisis events including school shootings and natural disasters. She was a founding member of the Colorado Society of School Psychologists State-Wide Crisis Response Team, which trained school districts across Colorado in crisis response and was also a crisis responder to support students after Columbine. She travels both nationally and internationally training professionals in the areas of crisis prevention through recovery, threat and suicide assessment, the impact of trauma and PTSD on academic achievement, and cognitive behavior therapy in the school setting. She has conducted more than 200 workshops and presentations, works with schools on establishing a positive and safe school climate, and has also provided consultation and staff development to professionals in the United States Department of Defense Educational Activity Schools located on various military installations. Dr. Reeves is co-author of four books and multiple publications.
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Dr. Julia V. Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. Previously, she was the Dean of Student Services for the Wake YoungWomen's Leadership Academy, a public, all girls' school located inRaleigh, North Carolina. Originating from the Washington, DC area,Julia received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with aconcentration in Health Education from George Mason University.She received her master's degree in Psychology with a concentration inSchool Counseling from Marymount University. Julia received her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Julia is the author or co-author of six books; Salvaging Sisterhood, Girls in Real Life Situations (G.I.R.L.S. is two separate curricula, one for secondary ages, andanother for elementary ages), The Bullying Workbook for Teens, The Body Image Workbook for Teens and a children's book, Perfectly You. Shefrequently presents her research and experiences with educators, parents,and students at the national level.
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