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Nursing: A Voice to Expose Human Trafficking of Children (Part II)

August 10, 2020

With all that is going on in the world right now, it is easy to forget that all of the OLD nasty stuff is STILL occurring and perhaps at a faster rate of speed, since attention has been drawn away from them. My guest, Dr. Jessica Peck, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years was on the show on July 6th. That episode was so compelling and dense with information, I invited her to come back. She is bringing with her, Holly Briggs,Director of Common Spirit Health’s Violence and Human Trafficking Response Program. Holly has not only experienced child trafficking up close and personal, but has written a book about it, Walking Prey: How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery. As a survivor of child sex trafficking, Holly has testified before Congress and consulted for numerous organizations, including the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the AMBER Alert program. Together Jessica and Holly will bring a VERY human face to this shadowy evil.

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Nurses are Drowning! What Can They Use Right Now?

August 17, 2020

Nurses across the country are drowning from the overwhelm of COVID-19 patients, lack of PPE, lack of support from some of their hospitals/administrations/Federal/State/Local governments. They are even drowning from the waves of people wishing them well and calling them (S)Heros. They don’t feel like (S)Heros. They feel like they are striving to save patients, they have not even had time to meet before they die—2-4 per shift. They are used to seeing FAR more success than LOSS. They are drowning in unshed tears and tamped down fears, because they can’t allow themselves to go there without fear of NOT being able to come back. My guest this week is Steve Gavatorta, owner of Steve Gavatorta Group, who spends his time teaching, speaking & coaching people from diverse backgrounds, including nurses & healthcare providers on how to deal with this kind of adversity to build resilience in the face of adversity to NOT just survive, but thrive. He has recently written a book that speaks to this issue also: In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges Into Your Greatest Success.

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