What an honor to be invited to speak before the closing general session of the 2022 New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention. My appreciation to Dr. Christine Miles, NJEA Director of Professional Development & Instructional Issues for inviting me to share my family's story of gun violence over several generations. Here is a transcript… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Courageous Conversations About Gun Violence & Prevention at the NJEA Convention
Twitter, while undergoing some unfortunate gyrations with its new owner, is still a space where I believe you can find like-minded people who care deeply about the health and wellbeing of children, youth, and school communities. I consider social media part of my school nursing practice, a place for education, advocacy, and interprofessional collaborations.… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Sharing an Interprofessional Op-Ed – Thanks to Twitter
I am not sure where I would be today without the information, community, support, and collaborations I have experienced with the team at PACEs Connection (formerly ACEs Connection). Right now this amazing organization is in need of support. Here is their SOS message: PACEs Connection is in dire financial straits. We are asking for… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: Will You Help Sustain PACEs Connection?
The Nazi party was started by 3 people. I will not sit silently as the rapid rise of antisemitism swirls all around in the vitriol of hate that is festering in our country. The election is just eight days away. Violence is now part of our political discourse. With the rise of White Supremacists promoting… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: I am a Jewish Woman Who is Speaking Out
On the heels of the recent release of NASN's survey about the mental health of school nurses during COVID, comes an important publication from the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, The Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being. You can listen to Dr. Murthy introduce this important framework in the video below: I… Continue reading The Relentless School Nurse: A Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being from the U.S. Surgeon General