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Self-Help / Counseling

Disasters can affect individuals in multiple ways but no-one has to endure this alone and there are resources that can lessen the burden. This includes assisting you in feeling safe, serene and connected to others. It is important that you feel hopeful and confident in your ability to cope the results of a disaster. To this end, we would like to ensure that students and faculty have various options and resources to process their thoughts and feelings. Please see a list below of options with accompanying information as well as some helpful self-help and awareness links.

Henderson Student Counseling Services
3440 S. University Dr. (in University Park Plaza)
Davie, FL 33328
(954) 424-6911
(954) 424-6915
Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Services provided at the center include ­­treatment for anxiety, panic and depression; anger management; financial stress; social struggles; chronic illnesses; abuse; suicidal thoughts; break-ups and divorce; assault; and many other areas affecting a student’s quality of life. In addition to the office hours listed below, a crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to give support and counseling by phone.
 
Yanique Levy, GA for Student Counseling
954-262-8911
counselorinresidence@nova.edu 
Mondays: 12 – 5 p.m., Location: Goodwin Hall 209B
Tuesdays: By Appointment
Wednesdays: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Location: Goodwin Hall 209B
Thursdays: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Location: Goodwin Hall 209B
Fridays: By Appointment
Saturdays: By Appointment
Sundays: By Appointment
 
The American Psychological Association (APA)
Resources for the public on the Psychology Help Center regarding recovering and dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes and other disasters. Materials include managing traumatic stress, tips for parents and caregivers, and understanding reactions and responses following a hurricane. Following is a selection of material:

 
United Way impact partners offering relief and recovery assistance:
American Red Cross of Greater Miami & The Keys – health, safety and emergency services
Broward County Chapter | Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 797-3800
Coast to Heartland | Vero Beach, FL (772) 562-2549
Florida’s Southern Gulf | Naples, FL (239) 596-6868
Miami & The Keys | Miami, FL (305) 644-1200

The Salvation Army Miami
Services for disaster victims

JCS Switchboard’s HELPline (305.358.HELP)
JCS offers free 24-hour hotline offering information, referral, counseling in English, Spanish and Creole.
 
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that provides 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster.  Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text "TalkWithUs" to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support.
 
The Adventist Community Services (ACS) 
ACS also provides emergency food and counseling and participates in the cooperative disaster child care program. Crisis intervention is a temporary, but active and supportive entry into the life of individuals or groups during a period of extreme stress. Its goals are to mitigate the impact of the ­event, facilitate recovery processes in people who are having normal reactions to abnormal events and restoration to adaptive function. Crisis intervention in its basic form is like psychological first aid and is not counseling or psychotherapy.   
 
This ministry equips pastoral, mental health professionals, and church volunteers to assist not only in large mega disasters, but also the smaller crises within their community and can be contacted by email at acs@nadadventist.org 
 
The Catholic Charities USA Disaster Response
This organization unites the social services agencies operated by most of the 175 Catholic dioceses in the United States. The Disaster Response section of Catholic Charities USA provides assistance to communities in addressing the crisis and recovery needs of local families. Catholic Charities agencies emphasize ongoing and long-term recovery services for individuals and families, including temporary housing assistance for low income families, counseling programs for children and the elderly, and special counseling for disaster relief workers. Main Switchboard: 703-549-1390
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