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

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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!

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, Nursing Activism, School Nursing, Trauma-Responsive Care

The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power in a Collaborative Op-Ed

The power of social media cannot be underestimated! A few short months ago, I connected with Sunny Hallowell, PhD, RN, a Nurse Faculty from Villanova University on Twitter.  Sunny had just returned from Florida where she was presenting Nursing Rounds at a Miami hospital the day of the Parkland shootings.  When she returned home, her 5-year-old son… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Speaking Truth to Power in a Collaborative Op-Ed