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The Resource I speak for this child : the true stories of a child advocate, Gay Courter

I speak for this child : the true stories of a child advocate, Gay Courter

Label
I speak for this child : the true stories of a child advocate
Title
I speak for this child
Title remainder
the true stories of a child advocate
Statement of responsibility
Gay Courter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the legal system." "Every day, children are involved - often as the objects of custody battles or as victims of abuse - in legal proceedings that they can't comprehend, but that will greatly affect their chances for future security and happiness. Lawyers work in the best interests of their clients, who are usually the parents, judges must remain impartial, and social workers are hampered by excessive caseloads and bureaucratic rules. Only one person speaks - fiercely, independently, and with broad legal powers - purely on behalf of the child: the Guardian ad Litem. Child advocacy programs exist in hundreds of jurisdictions in all fifty states, but most are in great need of volunteers." "This is the true story of Gay Courter's experiences as a Guardian ad Litem, of her first tentative approach to her local program, of learning about the duties and responsibilities of her position, and of her efforts to ensure that, at least in the cases assigned to her, America's most vulnerable citizens were treated with care and respect. Her 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?""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Courter, Gay
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abused children
  • Children
  • Child welfare
  • Abused children
  • Children
  • Child welfare
Label
I speak for this child : the true stories of a child advocate, Gay Courter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30671447
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 387 pages
Isbn
9780517595411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1638356
Label
I speak for this child : the true stories of a child advocate, Gay Courter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30671447
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiv, 387 pages
Isbn
9780517595411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1638356

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