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Shattered Dreams lonely Choices

Author : Joanne Finnegan
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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

Emma s Laugh

Author : Diana Kupershmit
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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.

Fundamentals of Perinatal Social Work

Author : Regina F Lind
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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.

Handbook of Women s Sexual and Reproductive Health

Author : Gina M. Wingood
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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.

Consuming Motherhood

Author : Janelle S. Taylor
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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.

Living Through Loss

Author : Nancy R. Hooyman
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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.

Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

Author : Gail Landsman
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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.

Handbook of Psychological Treatment Protocols for Children and Adolescents

Author : Vincent B. Van Hasselt
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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.

Adoption is a Family Affair

Author : Patricia Irwin Johnston
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Previous ed. published in 2001 by Perspectives Press.

Shattered Dreams New Beginnings

Author : Live Life Now
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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.

Living in a House of Shattered Dreams

Author : Caroline Von Bargen
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Giving an in-depth account of a couples desperation and utter despair, the author details the awe-inspiring miracles of Jesus Christ and the power of transformation. (Christian)

Angola Land of Shattered Dreams

Author : Zeca Santana
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This is not a book of fiction. It is an actual account of the events and the nature of the tragedy that befell so many innocent victims on the fateful morning of March 15, 1961, in Angola, Africa, and how it has developed into one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit the continent of Africa. From a genuine desire to be independent from the European powers, so much brutality and vengeance has surfaced that not much has been left standing in Angola on which to build. This book, Angola: Land of Shattered Dreams, was written by Zeca Santana as a record of what happened during those early days of 1961 to his family and others, as well as some of the observations and experiences he has had on his numerous trips to Angola since 1991. As a student of world history, the author also wants to remind and warn the reader of the message that this terror can happen and indeed is happening now in many parts of the world. When ruthless forces or dictators such as Saddam Hussein in Iraq or Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and the great genocide in Rwanda incite primitive and superstitious beliefs in certain groups of people for the purpose of hatred and violence, terror occurs. It is a message that urges the free and civilized world to take care and be prepared. This terror knows no geography, as every American citizen should realize from the September 11 experience in 2001. It is timeless, and it belongs to every man and woman. It may be a private terror, or it may strike a family, a town, a nation. But whatever its form, its language does not change.

Shattered Dreams Broken Promises

Author : Michael Viner
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Viner traveled to various Eastern European countries to interview women of all ages and circumstances who are willing to do anything to get to America. The revealing and often unsettling tales of these women, told in their own words, shine a light on a growing population in the U.S.

Shattered Dreams

Author : Maureen Curtis
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Elahe lives with her brother and parents in east end of London. Elahe has always dreamed of being a wife and a mother. After marrying James she starts to see her dream come true , all she wants is a baby and when she is denied this she takes drastic steps. As James lies in a coma his secret life unfolds this turns Elahe ́s mind as she takes on an alto ego of an evil aggressive entity who wants revenge leaving tragedy and mayhem in her wake destroying the lives of family and friends around her. While on holiday with her best friend Sandi she knows the only way to rid the demon watching her is to confess her secret to Sandi, who is only to willing to listen not knowing its to big even for her to keep. Elahe has murdered once so would knowing her secret make Sandi her next victim

American Book Publishing Record

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Roe s Visions Shattered Dreams

Author : Carol L. Caudle
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Shattered Dreams The Story of My Life 2

Author : Clive Harman
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Danny Fox was born in London in 1941. He had never known his father and his mother died when he was seventeen. This is a story of tragedy, love, comradeship and shattered dreams. It started on the seventh of November 1958. It was not only a date he would remember for the rest of his life, but it was also a day that would change it forever. He took revenge on the drug pushers who killed his step brother a day after Danny’s seventeenth birthday and was forced to join the army when he reached seventeen years and six months. After completing his five month’s basic training at Royal Engineers Training Regiment at Aldershot. He passed the gruelling six months Special Forces Selection and became the youngest leader of a Special Force Team. He completed his eleven-year service in Hereford, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Borneo, Oman, Aden and Kenya, and Nigeria.

The Complete Directory for People with Disabilities

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Complete Directory for Pediatric Disorders

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Beating the Adoption Odds

Author : Cynthia D. Martin
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A comprehensive analysis of the controversial issues surrounding adoption reveals different ways people can acquire babies, from medical repair to the black market, including advisory resources and step-by-step adoption processes