National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Expert
Areas of expertise: Youth suicide prevention, youth violence prevention
Dr. Scott Poland is a professor at the College of Psychology and director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at NSU Florida. He is a licensed psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on school safety, youth suicide, self-injury, bullying, school crisis prevention/intervention and threat assessment. Scott is helping Navigate360 develop a new suicide screening and case management solution featuring the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS). He is also developing a robust suicide prevention eLearning and training program available exclusively through Navigate360.
Scott recently co-authored the Suicide Safer Schools Plan for the state of Texas as well as the Crisis Action School Toolkit-Suicide for the state of Montana. He previously directed psychological services for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas and is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists. Scott is a former prevention division director of the American Association of Suicidology, and he is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team. He received his master’s and Ed.D. degrees from Ball State University.