ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, Advocacy & Activism, Social Determinants of Health, Trauma-Responsive Care

The Relentless School Nurse: Healing Our Ghosts Podcast Has Launched!

https://www.wrestlingghosts.com/podcast Healing our Ghosts is a new podcast by Ana Joanes, filmmaker and creative spirit who brought us Wrestling Ghosts, a groundbreaking documentary about parenting with ACEs.  This new podcast has a unique vision: Healing Our Ghosts shines light into the suffering we keep hidden. We are not alone in our struggles and when we… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Healing Our Ghosts Podcast Has Launched!

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ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: ACEs, Sport, and Our Youth

Kemba Noel-London MAT, ATC,CES is my guest blogger this week. This doctoral candidate is juggling multiple roles, including Athletic Trainer, lab assistant and university instructor,  just to name a few. She also created an evidence-based trauma informed athletic coaching program! Understanding the role of ACEs in sports and the impact on athletes is what caught… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: ACEs, Sport, and Our Youth

ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, school nurse, School Nursing, Social Determinants of Health

The Relentless School Nurse: Wrestling Ghosts – An Experiential Film

  Last June, I had the honor of speaking in a panel after the screening of the documentary Wrestling Ghosts at the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Conference in Denver. Wrestling Ghosts explores the impact of childhood trauma and provides a rare opportunity to witness the healing process. I sat among 1200 school nurses from the US and… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Wrestling Ghosts – An Experiential Film

ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, School Nursing, Self Care, Social Determinants of Health, Trauma-Responsive Care

The Relentless School Nurse: Cissy White Shares Parenting after ACEs – Small Changes & Huge Differences

Cissy White is a brilliant writer and speaker. She is a national leader in the ACEs movement and an expert on parenting with high ACEs. Cissy is adamant that the voice and lived expertise of survivors must be heard and honored through inclusion in decision making and policy development. As Cissy says, "it is not trauma-informed if it's… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Cissy White Shares Parenting after ACEs – Small Changes & Huge Differences

ACEs, Adverse Community Environments, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health

The Relentless School Nurse: Solving Wicked Problems

Illustration retrieved from https://www.apha.org/about-apha/centers-and-programs/center-for-school-health-and-education If you study this illustration carefully, mindfully, you will find messages hidden in plain sight.  After a brief time, the words become so prominent, the illustration almost fades to the background and you are left with the “wicked problems.” I first heard the term “wicked problem” when I read a description of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Solving Wicked Problems