Research

Refereed Journal Articles

O’Dare, K., Bator, C., Butler, L., Orrange, J., Porter, L., Rehbein, M., Dilks, J., Dillard, D. R., King, E., Herzog, J., Rotunda, R. J. (in press). From EAP to BHAP: A conceptual framework to develop and implement a comprehensive behavioral health program within the fire service. International Journal of Emergency Services.

Herzog, J., O’Dare, K., King, E., Rotunda, R., Dillard, D. (in press). Trauma symptoms and suicidal ideation in firefighters from a hurricane disaster zone. Traumatology.

Dillard, D. R., King, E. A., O'Dare, K., Rotunda, R., (2022). Firefighter resiliency project: Survey findings and implications for a program model. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 43(1), S150. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irac012.246

Como, M., White Carter, C., Larose-Pierre, M., O’Dare, K., Hall, C. R., Mobley, J., Robertson, G., Leonard, J., Tew, L. (2020). Pharmacist-led chronic care management for medically underserved rural populations in Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventing Chronic Disease, 17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd17.200265

Trade Journal Articles

Dilks, J., O’Dare, K., Herzog, J. (2021), Guidance for developing a fire department behavioral health access program. FireRescue1.
https://www.firerescue1.com/mental-health/articles/guidance-for-developing-a-fire-department-behavioral-health-access-program-NKQSfqtx6XFDPAP7/

O’Dare, K. (2021). Surfside Collapse Highlights Importance of Mental Wellness Resources. Fire Rescue Magazine.
https://www.firefighternation.com/firerescue/surfside-collapse-highlights-importance-of-mental-wellness-resources/

O’Dare, K. (2021). Help is Not Help, Unless it’s Helpful. Fire Rescue Magazine.
https://www.firefighternation.com/health-safety/help-is-not-help-unless-its-helpful/

Grants

2022-2023. Comprehensive Behavioral Health Programs for First Responders and Families. Funder: Florida Department of Children and Families.

2022-2023. Florida First Responder Tactical Resiliency Toolkit (TRT). Funder: Florida Department of Children and Families.

2020-2022. North West Florida First Responder Resiliency Project (aka 2nd Alarm Project). Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Earned Media

July 17, 2022
WCTV

2nd Alarm Project hosts Travis Howze to help guide first responders through trauma
https://www.wctv.tv/2022/07/17/2nd-alarm-project-hosts-travis-howze-help-guide-first-responders-through-trauma/?fbclid=IwAR2yLycHPNB0pJ_-a8aAuiduXKaHp2-AAbJUK2uW9u5lXewVWKabhwyu-Jc

June 9, 2022
WTXL

Ensuring responders have access to counseling resources after officer killed in crash
https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/suspect-accused-of-killing-tallahassee-police-department-officer-in-vehicle-crash-makes-court-appearance?fbclid=IwAR2ndPw2CBe_o-tP2dLjrGPCjWp1yn-9lxfSscxgNWkr0Q7lHqVoWikUlQs&fs=e&s=cl

May 8, 2022
2nd Alarm Project- Come Back Stronger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoW_OPAcLws

March 22, 2022
Florida Channel (scroll to around 6:35 in the broadcast)

Presentation to the Florida First Responders Suicide Deterrence Task Force
https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/3-22-22-first-responders-suicide-deterrence-task-force/

March 10, 2022
Tallahassee Democrat

Program to help Florida first responders' mental health gets boost from state
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2022/03/10/florida-first-responders-mental-health-gets-boost-state/9437767002/

March 3, 2022
FAMU News

FAMU Professor Secures $3.5M to Support Wellness of Florida’s First Responders
https://www.famu.edu/about-famu/news/famu-professor-secures-3_5m-to-support-wellness-of-floridas-first-responders.php

February 27, 2022
Florida Channel (scroll to around 20:30 in the broadcast)

House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee- Testimony to the Florida Senate
https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/2-7-22-house-insurance-banking-subcommittee/?fbclid=IwAR2e6OwRQHoFRafrxkomVz1mAsgsqoGtTgnMGhJ78hP9fqDdOo-S5ZPYP_Y

October 27, 2021
WCTV

Tallahassee Fire Department prioritizes first responders’ mental health
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/10/27/tallahassee-fire-department-highlights-first-responders-mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR0GRRtZPe4lSqxwXwDLEP1KfrVZExKibzZmJJ6ihyi39ycnxyBib9xVcK8

October 26, 2021
WTXL

Panhandle organization helps firefighters find mental health resources
https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/panhandle-organization-helps-firefighters-find-mental-health-resources

October 7, 2021
WCTV

2nd Alarm Project ensures no hero fights alone; equipping first responders with mental health services
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/10/07/2nd-alarm-project-ensures-no-hero-fights-alone-equipping-first-responders-with-mental-health-services/

August 23, 2021

Presentation to the Florida Behavioral Health Association
https://youtu.be/qcuOho-5MlI

July 30. 2021
Florida Channel

Surfside Response- Capitol Update (scroll to around 9:10 in the broadcast)
https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/cu-2422/?fbclid=IwAR0YB2IsrtRwNsUlP8NwwvJijpkybOEAzIfGvMhXxVlPODWrQIWkYyFp-XM

July 14, 2021
WTXL

Bringing awareness to first responders' mental health
https://www.wtxl.com/news/local-news/bringing-awareness-to-first-responders-mental-health

July 6, 2021
Florida Governor’s Office

https://www.flgov.com/2021/07/06/governor-desantis-provides-update-on-state-response-efforts-for-surfside-building-collapse-6/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=governor-desantis-provides-update-on-state-response-efforts-for-surfside-building-collapse-6

July 5, 2021
WCTV

Tallahassee Fire search and rescue team returns home from Surfside rescue efforts
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/07/05/tallahassee-fire-search-rescue-team-returns-home-surfside-rescue-efforts/

July 2, 2021
Tallahassee Democrat

[also on cover of Sunday July 4, 2021 print]
'It's hot, pouring rain and they don't stop': FAMU professor supports condo rescue workers on 'the pile'
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2021/07/02/famu-professor-helps-miami-condo-rescuers-mental-health-needs-surfside-champlain-towers/7838972002/

July 2, 2021
WCTV

FAMU professor aids in mental health recovery following Surfside condo collapse
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/07/02/famu-professor-aids-mental-health-recovery-following-surfside-condo-collapse/

July 1, 2021
FAMU News

FAMU Professor Accompanies Tallahassee First Responders to South Florida Building Collapse Site
https://www.famunews.com/2021/07/famu-professor-accompanies-tallahassee-first-responders-to-south-florida-building-collapse-site/

June 8, 2021
South Santa Rosa News

2nd Alarm Project Supports First Responders in Aftermath of Tragedies
https://ssrnews.com/2nd-alarm-project-supports-first-responders-in-aftermath-of-tragedies/

November 3, 2020
Tallahassee Democrat

Sounding the alarm: Program promotes mental wellness for first responders
https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/causes/2020/11/03/sounding-alarm-program-promotes-mental-wellness-first-responders/6085017002/

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