Advocacy & Activism, Health Equity, Implicit Bias, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Because Pronouns Are Important

I participated in an important discussion about the use of pronouns. The person who initiated the discussion wanted to understand the issue on a granular level. They were having a hard time wrapping their mind around the need to move beyond the binary categories of he and she. I listened intently as two colleagues worked… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Because Pronouns Are Important

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ACEs, Advocacy & Activism, Trauma, Trauma-Responsive Care

The Relentless School Nurse: Cissy White – The Power and Passion of a Survivor

Cissy White is a nationally known trauma-survivor expert. She uses her wide platform to speak out about having the voice of survivors included in all aspects of trauma work. As Cissy says, "It is not trauma informed, unless it is informed by trauma survivors." Cissy is also a writer, blogger, and community organizer. She speaks… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Cissy White – The Power and Passion of a Survivor

ACEs, Advocacy & Activism, Health Equity, Health Literacy

The Relentless School Nurse: The Angel and the Assassin by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Author, journalist, researcher, science detective are just a few of the descriptors I can use to depict Donna Jackson Nakazawa. You may recognize her name from prior books, notably, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology And How You Can Heal.  Donna is a gifted science storyteller. She translates complex biological processes seamlessly and describes… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: The Angel and the Assassin by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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!

Advocacy & Activism, Climate Justice, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Climate Change is Impacting Our Students – Be a Second Responder

When I was thinking about the title of this article, I really wanted to use the term, "Climate Disaster" because truly that is what we have on our hands. We all have responsibility to do our share to work for climate justice.  Every blog post I have shared about climate change or climate justice have… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Climate Change is Impacting Our Students – Be a Second Responder