My patient is 14 years old and experiences an unplanned pregnancy. Her mother doesn’t want her to keep the baby because she is afraid it will make her life more difficult. Her boyfriend is supportive, but his family isn’t. My patient wants to raise the baby, and has taken a part time job. The psychosocial impact may cause depression and anxiety because the pregnancy wasn’t planned.
She believes that her knowledge of drugs comes from her father and her father’s friends; majority of them were “junkies”. Jules’ addiction eventually got worse and he began to release his problems by abusing Baby; the relationship between her father and her becomes more distant. She feels that if she tries heroin, she will be able to become closer to her dad. At this point in time Baby is very vulnerable because she’s basically raising herself on her own; her dad is not there for her which leaves Baby with no choice but to let go of her innocence, due to adult temptation. The l... ... middle of paper ... ...ts to go back to her childhood days, but she continues to ruin her life with situations that she shouldn’t be involved in.
Rosa was a teen mom who grew up in severe poverty, and while she did not begin drugs until later in life, this could be representative of the double failure finally setting in. After years of struggle, trying to support her family through whatever legitimate means necessary, she experiences the heroin high for the first time and the pain is gone. From that point, she has to continue with those illegitimate sources in order to keep up her habits, and she is unable to achieve social mobility so that her children aren’t also raised in the conditions that contributed to her criminality. So they go through the same thing, as the subculture which Rosa raised them in becomes their primary source of reference and self-esteem. Even though Ducky does work a legitimate job at one point, he still only used the money he made to feed his drug
There may be a missing component of the three fundamentals that this method finds crucial for developing a primary self-structure (Cooper & Lessler, 2015). According to Dr. Tom Young (2016), three critical self-object relationships to achieve a healthy ego include: mirroring, idealizing, and twinship. Vicki entered the homeless program because she was asked to leave her home and had nowhere else to stay. Due to her car accident, Vicki fears that she has destroyed her relationship with her whole family. This failure is heightened because of her previous experience of self-object failure in her role as a daughter when Vicki dropped out of school when she was only sixteen years old.
She wasn't isolated, she had contacts with her peers, especially when they shared drugs, but she never had a true friendship. She would become very close to her roommate, but than after a short time, she would be disappointed in her friends. She had serious problems with drugs, she had a period of life-threatening anorexia, and she also had an abortion after a two-months pregnancy. And now she has returned from the University with her boyfriend, who is a young English professor at the University. Ann had some problems in her new relationship, but at these circumstances she would threaten to break off the romance, or she would even hurt herself, because in this way he would come back to her.
As we took our seats, Stella explained to me that when her daughter had been born Stella had been using drugs, was homeless, and in an abusive relationship. As a result her mother now has custody of her daughter, Drew, though Stella has visitation rights. She then asked, “Do I still meet the criteria?” I was taken off guard by the information Stella had shared with me, as I had not expected our interview to take this direction. However, I assured her, the only criteria, was that the individual was a parent. Therefore, what will follow are Stella’s experiences of being a mother in recov... ... middle of paper ... ...daughter, she still carries a lot of regret and remorse.
The eldest child had discussed her mother’s drinking with a different staff member and that her mother “promised that she would stop, but she has not.” Relational issues have been known within the house hold with parents and have been affecting the children. Parents are separating due to abusive relations. Children know about abusive relations. Have seen after affects but never s... ... middle of paper ... ...ren). However, I have watched a family break apart because of drugs as well because one of the parents was not as involved as the other and was not willing to give up illicit drugs (Meth) for his family.
Her mom was in a tremendous amount of pain and the drugs that they were prescribing her were not working to their full effectiveness. The doctors questioned Toni about what information her mom was withholding from them, she simply stated to the doctor and the minister that her mom was afraid of dying. The doctors told Toni about how her mom would often times request for a minister to come in but when he would she would change her mind. Toni knew that for to disclose such information about her mom that she would also have to address the hidden painful things in her own past. Reliving... ... middle of paper ... ...she deserved to be heard.
Questions: 1. What social problems are evidenced in the book that led to Ashley and her brother (Luke) being removed from her family? What barriers did they confront internally and externally that led to their children’s long and difficult journey in the foster care system? The main reason why they were removed from the family is because; her mother were doing drugs. Such as, she would be cooking dope in the kitchen without paying any or no attention to Ashley.
Though opposers of these shows believe that tv glamorizes teen pregnancy, the show is far from that (Newswire 1). I recently viewed an episode of Leah and Jeremy on Teen Mom 2, and I still remember the scene where Leah had to take her baby girl named Addie to meet her dad so he could have time with his daughter. They had broken up when Leah found out that she was pregnant. Preparing for a baby was stressful for them both and Jeremy was afraid he would not be able to help support her and balance their relationship at the same time. It was difficult for Addie to understand why her mother was always upset.