Monday, October 21, 2019

WV Nurse Becky is Guest Blogger

"Read about an amazing collaboration between school nurse, Rebecca Kilfoy, MSN, RN, ACNP, NCSN and school counselor Sarah Weber, M.A., M.Ed. that is an exemplar of what a true partnership can manifest. This week’s guest blogger, Rebecca, shares her journey to address the confounding problem of students who somaticize underlying mental health concerns. We all have the experience of students who repeatedly present to the health office with vague physical complaints masking anxiety, depression or stress. 
Rebecca teamed up with her school counselor to tackle the patterns they were seeing head-on. Students were losing precious class time and even undergoing unnecessary medical testing (in some cases).  They went upstream to address the challenges students were exhibiting by introducing an Emotion Management Program beginning in kindergarten! Read their success story! Congratulations to Rebecca and Sarah, two champions of children’s mental wellness," Read the article...

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