O’Dare, K. & Atwell, L. (2023). Reviewing the impact of the opioid overdose epidemic on the mental wellbeing of first responders. Journal of Drug Issues. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220426231208109
O'Dare, K., Johnson, T. M., King, E. A., Herzog, J., Dillard, D. R., Powell, K., Kirby, A., & Atwell, L. (2023). Workplace Traumatic Stress and Mental Health Sequelae among Public Safety Telecommunications Officers in Florida. Florida Public Health Review, 20(1), 6. https://digitalcommons.unf.edu/fphr/vol20/iss1/6/
O’Dare, K., Dillard, D., King, E., Dilks, Jr., J.D., Rotunda, R., Herzog, J., Close, F. T., Hartman, M. (in press). The 2nd Alarm Project: Bridging social work and public health to improve mental wellness in the fire service. Journal of Social Work in Public Health.
ODare, K., Bator, C., Butler, L., Orrange, J., Porter, L., Rehbein, M., Dilks, J., Dillard, D.R., King, E., Herzog, J. and Rotunda, R. (2023). From EAP to BHAP: a conceptual framework to develop and implement a comprehensive behavioral health access program within the fire service. International Journal of Emergency Services. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-11-2021-0078
Herzog, J., O’Dare, K., King, E., Rotunda, R., Dillard, D. (2022). Trauma symptoms and suicidal ideation in firefighters from a hurricane disaster zone. Traumatology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000413
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
Dilks, J., O’Dare, K., Herzog, J. (2021), Guidance for developing a fire department behavioral health access program. FireRescue1.
O’Dare, K. (2021). Surfside Collapse Highlights Importance of Mental Wellness Resources. Fire Rescue Magazine.
O’Dare, K. (2021). Help is Not Help, Unless it’s Helpful. Fire Rescue Magazine.
2022-2024: Mental Health Awareness Traning for first responders, their families, and mental health providers. Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
2022-2025: Mental Well-Being grant. Funder: Florida Blue Foundation.
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.
2nd Alarm Project working to make sure first responder mental health remains a priority after Idalia
Caring for first responders’ mental health in Hurricane Ian’s wake
Mental health professionals experience being a firefighter for a day
Mental health professionals train alongside first responders
First responders working to address the mental health toll of Hurricane Ian
FSU drone team, FAMU faculty assist with Hurricane Ian search and rescue efforts
'Family, God and the Fire Department': TFD remembers fallen Captain Brenden Rudy
2nd Alarm Project hosts Travis Howze to help guide first responders through trauma
Ensuring responders have access to counseling resources after officer killed in crash
Presentation to the Florida First Responders Suicide Deterrence Task Force
Program to help Florida first responders' mental health gets boost from state
FAMU Professor Secures $3.5M to Support Wellness of Florida’s First Responders
House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee- Testimony to the Florida Senate
Tallahassee Fire Department prioritizes first responders’ mental health
Panhandle organization helps firefighters find mental health resources
2nd Alarm Project ensures no hero fights alone; equipping first responders with mental health services
Presentation to the Florida Behavioral Health Association
Surfside Response- Capitol Update (scroll to around 9:10 in the broadcast)
Bringing awareness to first responders' mental health
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-6July 5, 2021
Tallahassee Fire search and rescue team returns home from Surfside rescue efforts
[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'
FAMU professor aids in mental health recovery following Surfside condo collapse
FAMU Professor Accompanies Tallahassee First Responders to South Florida Building Collapse Site
2nd Alarm Project Supports First Responders in Aftermath of Tragedies
Sounding the alarm: Program promotes mental wellness for first responders