Story nineteen – Jade, Adolescent Health Nurse
"I became a nurse because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people. I meet kids that have been exposed to trauma and it breaks my heart. I deal with kids who’ve been exposed to domestic violence and sexual trauma. Kids with low levels of social support can end up with homelessness as well as issues with mental health, drugs and alcohol.
They need someone who can show them physical, psychological and emotional safety. Someone who can help them build their resilience, provide them with support that is kind and nonjudgmental and help get them back on track and back in the classroom. I work with the Foundation’s care team to try to give them some relief from their hectic and overwhelming lives".
"Early on when my grief was still strong and I couldn’t find sleep, I made a decision that my anger would not turn to hate..."Read More >
"I see horrific effects of violence, abuse and neglect on children. Many of them have witnessed the darkest side of human behavior and had their sense of safety, happiness and innocence compromised..."Read More >
"When kids arrive at the refuge, they’re generally in the corner or hiding behind mum. They’ve often been through a horrific experience, and seen things no child – or even adult – should see..."Read More >
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