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USF student works 211 Hotline at Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Crisis Center Class
USF’s Honors College is offering a class that puts students on the phone with those who desperately need help. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and shows you how these students are assisting people with questions on everything from foreclosure to suicide.

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Crisis Center Class

When people are in their darkest moments and about to give up hope, many call a suicide hotline, such as the one run by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Now a group of USF students are there to answer that call, and it’s because of an Honors College course. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 pays a visit to the Crisis Center and talks to some of the students about some of the unbelievable things they’ve experienced.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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USF Associate Professor of Aging Studies Lisa Browntalks about the preparation, training and work the students undertake in the 211 Hotline Service Course.

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Amber Boose, Public Health Junior, and Christine Hilliard, Biology Sophomore, discuss their experiences in USF's 211 Hotline Service Course, including their conversations with suicidal callers and how they're always supported by the supervisors at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

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David Braughton, President & CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, speaks about what how USF's 211 Hotline Service Course teaches students compassion. He also discusses what you think about suicides and the holiday season might just be wrong.

For more information

Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, USF School of Aging Studies
813-974-0098 lmb@usf.edu

David Braughton
President & CEO, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
813-969-4999 www.crisiscenter.com



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