About Us

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 Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., SHSS faculty member, Scott Poland, Ed.D., CPS faculty member, Shannon Worton, Psy.D., Psychology Post Doctoral Resident, and Stephanie D. Guedj, B.A., Psychology Trainee.

Drs. Flemons, Poland, Worton, and Guedj
From left to right: Dr. Douglas Flemons, Dr. Scott Poland, Dr. Shannon Worton, and Stephanie Guedj

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.

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.