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Scott Poland, Ed.D.

Scott Poland, Ed.D.

MIAMI, Fla. — Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Miami campus and We Care of South Dade, Inc. are hosting a free suicide awareness seminar on Friday, Sept. 20.  The featured speaker is Scott Poland, Ed.D, internationally known expert from NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies.

Poland is the co-director of the suicide and violence prevention office at NSU and professor at the NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies.  He is an internationally recognized expert on school crisis and has authored four books on the subject.  He is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists and has assisted schools and communities after many tragedies such as school shootings, suicides and acts of terrorism.  Poland is dedicated to suicide prevention and has testified about the needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions.

Suicide can be traced to unrecognized, untreated, or poorly treated mental illness. It can happen to people of any gender, any race or ethnicity and any economic status.  Awareness and knowledge of warning signs and helping someone access the appropriate resources are crucial in the attempt to prevent suicide and violence.

The free seminar is designed for professionals, teachers, college students, and community members interested in learning more about the topic.  Attendees will learn about NSU’s psychological services available to the community and receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the seminar.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 20 at Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th Street, Homestead, Florida 33030.

For additional information or to RSVP call 305.275.2601 or email


About Nova Southeastern University: About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information visit


Julie Spechler
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