Excerpt from: Journey’s End

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NorthernMSW: Advocacy, Education/Guidance on Grief

Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life 
by Victoria Brewster, MSW and Julie Saeger Nierenberg, MA Ed

This article is an excerpt from the upcoming book: Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life, written, compiled, and edited by Victoria Brewster, MSW and Julie Saeger Nierenberg, MA Ed with an anticipated release date of Spring 2015.

Our 17-year-old daughter and only child, Casey, was the center of our universe. Adopted from a Polish orphanage at fourteen months in 1991, she grew from a weak, underdeveloped infant into a beautiful, smart, popular young lady accepted at elite Bennington College in Vermont for the fall, 2008 semester. We had our challenges with her to be sure. She tended to be high-strung, headstrong,argumentative, and almost impervious to discipline. Repeated trips to therapists brought the same advice – she’ll grow out of it; just be tougher with her.

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About Sue Diane Rosenbloom, CT, MA

Thanatologist: Loss, Trauma, Crisis, Death, and Grief Educator - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007) Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (the highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimer's and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Former Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher
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