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At the direction of Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., a Crisis Prevention Committee was formed in 2004 to develop strategies for preventing suicide and violence among the NSU community. In 2007, the NSU Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention was developed to support crisis prevention efforts, with a focus on suicide prevention. The team is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who are passionate about suicide and violence prevention.

The team has developed presentations for students, faculty, and staff to provide education on suicide and violence prevention. The presentations provide the NSU community with information regarding the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide and violence. Information regarding how to respond to a troubled individual and the resources that are available at NSU and in the community are also presented. Our goal is to reach all NSU students, faculty, and staff. We also provide presentations on other prevention-related topics such as Stress Management and Test Anxiety.

Meet Our Team:
Scott Poland, Ed.D., College of Psychology faculty member
Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., Department of Family Therapy faculty member
Stefany Marcus, Psy.D., Psychology Postdoctoral Resident
Kirsten Vadelund, M.S., Graduate Assistant
Samantha Guy, M.S., Graduate Assistant
Samantha Vance, B.S., Psychology Trainee
J.R. Soria, M.S., Psychology Trainee
Karly Hauser, B.A., Psychology Trainee
Ashley Jacobson, B.S., Psychology Trainee
Catherine Ivey, B.S., Psychology Traine
Michael Travisano, M.S., Psychology Trainee 

This website was developed [in part] under a grant number SM-09-001 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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