Specialized Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, Family
November 11, 2019
Hosted by Leanne Meier, BSN, RN
I became aware of the Nexus Youth and Family Solutions. through Linda Barnhart, who worked at the same healthcare organization I did, but after I left. I've been wanting to address this topic and demonstrate the life-long damage that can be done to children and youth if trauma is NOT addressed and healed. Nexus CEO, Dr. Michelle K. Murray, was kind enough to to join us. When I was young, there was not much consideration of the traumas that young people experienced. I think the idea was that either the child would forget or their brain was so pliable that they would simply adjust and go on with their lives. Nothing could have been further than the truth. Parents feared the negative perception of the family, if the "Dirty Laundry" was aired. Even if a family was willing to take a child to a psychiatrist, there did not seem to be a lot that could be done. Perhaps talk therapy, later there were a few drugs available to elevate mood or have a calming effect. Join us!
Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse
Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
There are SO many issues in healthcare that impact medical/nursing providers and patients alike, but each of them may not see the connections to themselves. This show will be a forum for nurses to tell stories about their own experiences, whether professional or family-focused and guests will inspire conversation on health and nursing-related topics. Issues will vary from communication in healthcare to current issues, such as nurse/patient ratios, dealing with conflict, how to create cooperative workplaces, speed-reading people, as nursing strikes and much more. Government policies are creating a major shift for all healthcare providers as well as their patients. We, as nurses, will be creating the future healthcare paradigms as we move forward, becoming a crucial part of the solutions. “Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse: Exploring the World of Nursing” is broadcast live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.
Leanne Meier, BSN, RN
Leanne Meier has worked for forty years as an RN on a variety of hospital units including ICU, Hospice, Med/Surg, Obstetrics and Education Department. She worked with a team to opened the first Single-room Maternity Care in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed Labor and Delivery-Post Partum for five years. She was a Human Resources Recruiter coordinating the advertising for open positions of four hospital sites for five years. Leanne led a team during a closure of two hospitals and managed information classes, assisted with placement of laid off workers and fought for fair and respectful treatment of employees while working closely with the State of Minnesota Services. Leanne has also served as a trainer for 15 years with Talent Development researching, designing and training specialized programs. Leanne’s extensive experience includes 17 years of management experience teaching staff how to deal with conflict resolution. She also consulted with mediated conflicts between managers, employees, teams and individuals. She graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing in Duluth in 1976, and completed her BSN at Metro State University in 1997. Leanne attended Hamline University in St. Paul for two years toward a Masters in Writing. She also completed a program with “The Coaches Training Institute” for Personal Coaching. She opened her own business to do classes for the community and currently teaches an RN Refresher course for ten weeks, three times a year, which she has done since 2014.