FINDING HOPE AMONG SHATTERED DREAMS

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  • Gila Cohen Davidovsky Social Worker at Montefiore Medical Center Family Health Center, New York, New York

Abstract

I work in the Bronx where myclients are women deprived of resources that I have always taken for granted.The women I see are pregnant; for most of these women it is unplanned,unwanted, and a crisis situation. Because of the location of my job it oftenfeels like a war zone and at times like my clients, I feel vulnerable. Thisnarrative is about a time that challenged who I am as a professional. Lifecircumstances helped me to clarify the boundaries between myself and my clientsand to reassess the use of self disclosure. It is a constant struggle toconfront the realities of what my clients are lacking and yet, as a socialworker, to bring hope to these people as the world tries to take it away Thisnarrative is also about a season where our worlds collide and then, withoutcompletion, we are forced to go our separate ways. Copyright of Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping is the property of ClevelandState University and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to alistserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print,download, or email articles for individual use.

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Gila Cohen Davidovsky, Social Worker at Montefiore Medical Center Family Health Center, New York, New York

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Davidovsky, G. C. (2014). FINDING HOPE AMONG SHATTERED DREAMS. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 3(3), 46–50. Retrieved from https://reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/511

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