Shattered Dreams lonely Choices

Provides advice and support for parents of handicapped children who want the best for their children, but do not feel that they are in a position to provide it

Author: Joanne Finnegan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897892860

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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Provides advice and support for parents of handicapped children who want the best for their children, but do not feel that they are in a position to provide it
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Emma s Laugh

As with most important decisions, I resorted to researching, to ensure that I wasn't alone in my experience. ... This search was how I came across Shattered Dreams, Lonely Choices: Birth Parents of Babies with Disabilities Talk About ...

Author: Diana Kupershmit

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 9781647421137

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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As Diana surveyed her newborn baby's face, languid body, and absent cry, she knew something was wrong. Then the doctors delivered devastating news: her first child, Emma, had been born with a rare genetic disorder that would leave her profoundly physically and intellectually disabled. Diana imagined life with a child with disabilities as a dark and insular one—a life in which she would be forced to exist in the periphery alongside her daughter. Convinced of her inability to love her “imperfect” child and give her the best care and life she deserved, Diana gave Emma up for adoption. But as with all things that are meant to be, Emma found her way back home. As Emma grew, Diana watched her live life determinedly and unapologetically, radiating love always. Emma evolved from a survivor to a warrior, and the little girl that Diana didn’t think she could love enough rearranged her heart. In her short eighteen years of life, Emma gifted her family the indelible lesson of the healing and redemptive power of love. This is a mother’s requiem to her perfectly imperfect child—a child who left too soon, but whose lessons continue to inspire a life lived and loved.
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Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work

Attitudes on the ethics of abortion, sex selection, and selective pregnancy termination among health care professionals, ... Fertel, PE, lams, P, Holowinsky, S. Difficult Decisions. ... Finnegan, J. Shattered DreamsLonely Choices.

Author: Regina F Lind

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136372001

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work: A Guide for Clinical Practice provides perinatal social work students and beginning practitioners with an overview of the basics of perinatal social work theory and practice, allowing you to identify and promote a healthy social and emotional environment for pregnant women and/or infants. This book covers the knowledge bases of obstetric and neonatal medicine--and other specialized topics--as applied to social work practice that you’ll need to be familiar with in order to provide effective care for mother and child. As a guide for new workers, students, and experienced social workers in perinatal settings, Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work is the only book to approach the topic with the necessary overview of medical information. Beyond the history and basics of perinatal and medical social work, you’ll also learn about such related topics as: adoption postpartum depression mental illness diabetes Often, students and new workers find themselves overwhelmed with the medical information and technology they must understand in order to function in perinatal social work. The literature that guides the social work practice is shared with medicine, nursing, public health, and others, and the busy student and new worker do not have the time to gather a body of literature to use as a reference. Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work provides such a reference and illustrates the depth and breadth the field of perinatal social work has come to encompass today. Perinatal social workers are no longer employed only in hospital settings, but work in AIDS clinics, public health settings, ethics centers, and private practice. Whatever the setting, the goal of perinatal social work is still the same--to maximize the potential of every infant and every family. This book helps you achieve that goal.
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Handbook of Women s Sexual and Reproductive Health

American Journal Collier Books . of Medical Genetics , 12 , 355-360 . Minnick , M. S. , & Delp , K. J. ( Eds . ) ( 1999 ) . A time to decide , Finnegan , J. ( 1993 ) . Shattered dreams - lonely choices : Birth- a time to heal , 4th ed .

Author: Gina M. Wingood

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306466511

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 473

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The subject of women's sexual and reproductive health has been surrounded in a mantle of silence. This silence is pervasive in women's lives and is manifested by the difficulty in discussing or disseminating information regarding women's sexuality in our families, our relationships, and in society as a whole. This volume is designed to motivate and engage scientists, policy makers, and practitioners to greater scientific discourse, reduce the stigma and validate the importance of women's sexual and reproductive health. The editors and contributors bring the topic of women's sexual and reproductive health to the forefront in a useful and intellectually stimulating manner, and include a wealth of knowledge and current information on: -epidemiology; -social and behavioral correlates; -effective intervention and prevention strategies; and -health policies relating to women's sexual and reproductive health. The use of a multidisciplinary perspective, bringing together historians, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, public health researchers, genetic counselors, attorneys, demographers, journalists, social workers, nurses and physicians, allows for comprehensive coverage that will benefit women's health advocates, students, and practitioners.
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Consuming Motherhood

Shattered Dreams - Lonely Choices : Birthparents of Babies with Disabilities Talk About Adoption . Westport , Conn .: Bergin and Garvey . First , M. , A. Francis , and H. Pincus . 1995. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual : Handbook of ...

Author: Janelle S. Taylor

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813534305

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 323

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Winner of the 2005 Society for Medical Anthropology's Best Current Edited Collection Award from the Council on Anthropology in Reproduction​ Consuming Motherhood addresses the provocative question of how motherhood and consumption--as ideologies and as patterns of social action--mutually shape and constitute each other in contemporary North American and European social life. Ideologically, motherhood and consumption are often constructed in opposition to each other, with motherhood standing in as a naturalized social relation that is thought to be uniquely free of the calculating instrumentality that dominates commercial relations. Yet, in social life, motherhood and consumption are inseparable. Whether shopping for children's clothing or childbirth services, or making decisions about adopting children, becoming a mother (and maternal practice more generally) is deeply influenced by consumption. How can the relationship between motherhood and consumption be revealed, and critically analyzed? Consuming Motherhood brings together a group of sociologists, anthropologists, and religious studies scholars to address this question through carefully grounded ethnographic studies. This insightful book reveals how mothers negotiate the contradictory forces that position them as both immune from and the target of consumerist tendencies in contemporary global society.
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Living Through Loss

Shattered DreamsLonely Choices: Birth Parents of Babies with Disabilities Talk About Adoption. Westport, Conn.: Bergin and Garvey. Fitzgerald, H. 1992. The Grieving Child: A Parent's Guide. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Author: Nancy R. Hooyman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231550215

Category: Social Science


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Living Through Loss provides a foundational identification of the many ways in which people experience loss over the life course, from childhood to old age. It examines the interventions most effective at each phase of life, combining theory, sound clinical practice, and empirical research with insights emerging from powerful accounts of personal experience. The authors emphasize that loss and grief are universal yet highly individualized. Loss comes in many forms and can include not only a loved one’s death but also divorce, adoption, living with chronic illness, caregiving, retirement and relocation, or being abused, assaulted, or otherwise traumatized. They approach the topic from the perspective of the resilience model, which acknowledges people’s capacity to find meaning in their losses and integrate grief into their lives. The book explores the varying roles of age, race, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and spirituality in responses to loss. Presenting a variety of models, approaches, and resources, Living Through Loss offers invaluable lessons that can be applied in any practice setting by a wide range of human service and health care professionals. This second edition features new and expanded content on diversity and trauma, including discussions of gun violence, police brutality, suicide, and an added focus on systemic racism.
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Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

Shattered dreamslonely choices: Birthparents ofbabies with disabilities talk about adoption. Westport: Bergin and Garvey. First, L., & Palfrey,J. (1994). The infant or young child with developmental delay.

Author: Gail Landsman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963781

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives will prevail.
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Handbook of Psychological Treatment Protocols for Children and Adolescents

Shattered dreamslonely choices: Birth parents of babies with disabilities talk about adoption. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey. Flynt, S.W., & Wood, T.A. (1989). Stress and coping of mothers of children with moderate mental retardation.

Author: Vincent B. Van Hasselt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135693022

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

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In the last decade, mental health professionals have been under mounting pressure to demonstrate the cost effectiveness of their treatment choices and practices. Progress has been made, related in part to improvements and refinements in diagnostic classifications that are increasingly empirically determined and behaviorally based. Historically, however, research on the treatment of children and adolescents has lagged behind research on the treatment of adults. The growing realization that early intervention can prevent serious psychological dysfunction in adulthood has stimulated much more interest and attention in recent years, and a number of innovative and efficacious treatment strategies have been developed. But most of these are not widely known outside the contexts of the major research programs in which they originated and were tested. Complete protocols have rarely been disseminated or replicated; descriptions are typically embedded in the "methods" sections of journal articles or briefly given in chapters of volumes addressing a diversity of problems. The Handbook of Psychological Treatment Protocols for Children and Adolescents is the first attempt to bridge this gap between clinical research and practice. Drawing together systematic, empirically-based guidelines for accountable clinical work with children and adolescents with varying presenting problems, it is a compendium of state-of-the-art treatment manuals. Specific instructions and relevant case illustrations facilitate the practitioner's efforts to replicate the approaches. The Handbook will be welcomed by a wide range of mental health professionals and their students.
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Adoption is a Family Affair

... 1999) Shattered Dreams, Lonely Choices: Birthparents of Babies with Disabilities Talk about Adoption by Joanne Finnegan (Bergin & Garvey, 1993) The Family of Adoption, revised and expanded edition, by Joyce Maguire Pavao (Beacon ...

Author: Patricia Irwin Johnston

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849058957

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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Previous ed. published in 2001 by Perspectives Press.
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Shattered Dreams New Beginnings

My friend Dee was happy about our location choice. ... I wouldn't walk into an establishment alone to meet someone if they weren't already there waiting for me. That would make my life very lonely if I was the “me” I used to be.

Author: Live Life Now

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663226068

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

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After being married over 20 years and three kids later a friend came between us. Do you think it could happen to you? I didn't- I was devastated. I am sharing my story of heartbreak to give the reader encouragement, support, and hope. Life can change, dreams can shatter, but you can pick up the pieces and your heart will heal. The sun does shine again. I prayed to find peace in my life, happiness in my heart, and love of self. I found all three. I pray you find this as well.
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