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

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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, School Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse: Testimony on Capitol Hill Includes Impact of a School Nurse on the Life of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Representative Ayanna Pressley spearheaded groundbreaking Congressional testimony for the Oversight Committee about ACEs focusing on "Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma."  Here is a link to this "must watch" event:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlF2ADWHZLU Watch the full testimony, but pay special attention to 2:55:02 when Rep Pressley talks about her school nurse! You will be moved to tears as I was.