Online Program

Session #4 School Nurses in the Age of Coronavirus: Self Compassion and Well-Being: The Challenges of Families and Relationships


Donna Gaffney pic  Donna Gaffney, DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN This webinar series will support school nurses in both their professional and personal lives and provide relevant content to help them recognize the consequences of the pandemic and the challenging environment where they practice. Donna continues her webinar series discussing the challenges of families and relationships during the pandemic. This webinar was recorded on November 18, 2020.

                Contact hours:1.5                Cost: $20                          Length: 75 minutes


Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.5


Upon completion of this webinar session, participants will:

  • Describe how to recognize parent/staff frustration and anger
  • Identify allies at home and at school
  • Identify strategies to diffuse tension in relationships
  • Describe strategies for maintaining relationships during the pandemic


Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 4-20-05 PMDonna Gaffney, DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is a nurse, psychotherapist, author, and educator, and has long addressed a wide range of life-altering experiences in the lives of children and families—loss, trauma, and stress. She has counseled professionals, young people, and schools in the aftermath of individual and national tragedies — 9/11, Sandy Hook, and Hurricane Katrina.  In addition to academic papers, Donna is the author of The Seasons of Grief, Helping Children Grow Through Loss. She taught at Columbia University School of Nursing and holds master’s degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University; Rutgers University, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Her post-doctoral work includes the Prudential Fellowship for Children and the News at Columbia Journalism School. Donna consults for the New York Life Foundation and the Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families Program at Arizona State University.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners nor the presenter have any conflict of interest to declare.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.ANCC Logo Jing

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education  Provider Number 2019U003

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