I Speak For This Child / Edition 1

I Speak For This Child / Edition 1

by Gay Courter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0595168396

ISBN-13: 9780595168392

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated

In I Speak For This Child, best-selling novelist Gay Courter recounts her experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, a volunteer court-appointed advocate for children involved in Florida's court system. Following her first tentative approach to her local Court Appointed Special Advocates program to her more determined efforts, we get an insider's

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In I Speak For This Child, best-selling novelist Gay Courter recounts her experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, a volunteer court-appointed advocate for children involved in Florida's court system. Following her first tentative approach to her local Court Appointed Special Advocates program to her more determined efforts, we get an insider's glimpse on this hidden world and learn what it takes to ensure that America's most vulnerable citizens are treated with care and respect. Courter's story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and is an inspiration for anyone who has ever looked up from a newspaper and wondered, "What can I do to help?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595168392
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
940,482
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Preface: Children Are Waitingxiii
Introduction: License to Carexvii
1The Girl Who Loved Robert Frost: Lydia's Story1
2All the Possibilities: The Stevenson Family81
3The Unfound Door: Who Will Be Our Mother?178
4Shampooman and Lollipop: The Stevenson Trial223
5Saying "No" to Never: The Colby Family281
6All Victories Great and Small: The Rights of Children345
7How to Contribute370
8It All Depends on What You Mean by Home: Where Are My Children?373
Index383

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