One of the goals I have had for The Relentless School Nurse is to share guest blogs and resources with my readers. Today's post introduces the important work of Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families. School nurses can share this valuable resource with families in need. This proactive approach can help families navigate the complexities of… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families
This past summer, I had an opportunity to co-author a perspectives piece with Dr. Mary Beth Miotto for the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The article, Empowered or Traumatized? A Call for Evidence-Informed Armed-Assailant Drills in U.S. Schools, reinforced the urgency for an evidence-based approach to school safety drills. NEJM invited us to continue… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: What We Don’t Know about School Shooter Drills
Sandy Hook Promise released a new PSA that will leave you stunned, but hopefully stunned into action. This is another wake-up call for school staff, be vigilant about threats of violence and always take them seriously! There is no such thing as "just joking." 80% of school shooters tell someone about their plans. But… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Just Joking – Always Take Threats of Violence Seriously
Student Mental Health Matters: A Toolkit for Educators is a valuable resource for school nurses and educators, addressing the mental well-being of students. This open-access toolkit from PBS Learning Media offers a collection of video-based resources, featuring expert insights, student perspectives, and practical strategies, all centered around critical mental health topics such as suicide prevention,… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Student Mental Health Matters – A Toolkit for Schools from PBS Learning Media
What a treat! I was invited by podcast hosts, psychiatrist Dr. Candida Fink, and educator Jo-Ann Berry to have a conversation about school health and safety. Mental Health Goes to School is a new podcast with an important mission, to bridge the gap in understanding the connection between home, school, and the mental health… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Mental Health Goes to School – A Teacher & A Psychiatrist Walk Into a Podcast!