I welcome a civil dialogue about why nursing would be better positioned if we embraced the power of taking stands that some deem political. This post comes after a series of comments criticizing me for being political. My response is that calling me political is not an insult. Being apolitical disempowers our profession and puts… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Calling Me Political is NOT an Insult
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the Surgeon General of California, a pediatrician, and a world-renowned expert in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Dr. Burke Harris and a team of leading public health experts have released a comprehensive report that is a titled "Roadmap to Resilience." The report is infused with data-driven actions for transforming the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Roadmap for Resilience from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
I am typically a "glass is half-full" person, but 2020 certainly tested my usual state of positivity. In fact, I feel like this year was mostly spent in a dark hole. I heard a great explanation of how each day flowed into the next, with little differentiation between weekdays and weekends, it's called Blursday. In… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: 2021 – So Much Hope Hangs in the Promise of a New Year
I want to extend a very special appreciation to PBS NewsHour EXTRA and Sari Beth Rosenberg for inviting me to participate in a school staff COVID check-in edition. I was joined by data scientist and COVID Monitor's Rebekah Jones; teaching assistant Courtney Price; and educator-host Sari Beth Rosenberg. Here is the recap!
Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice - CTIPP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a healthy, just, resilient, and trauma-informed society where all people have the social, political, cultural, economic, and spiritual opportunities and the supports necessary to thrive. They have proposed a trauma-informed agenda for the first 100 days of the… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Trauma-Informed Agenda for the First 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration