A grandmother recounts the true story of the fight to save her granddaughter --- trapped in the system designed to protect her.
Due to certain revelations in this story, I used a pseudonym to protect the privacy of my daughter and granddaughter. I wished to name names and expose the guilty, hoping it would lead to investigations, or at least professional embarrassments.
Now my granddaughter is mature enough to understand, and can know the truth about how the system let her down. Her mother, my daughter, has read "No Broken Bones" and understands. She can take it, but wishes her daughter to remain in the dark for now.
It is strange to be Gail Morellen, whom I call my alter ego. I've made appearances as Gail, and had to remember to use the fictional names from the book instead of real names.
I've spoken to students of Human Services courses several times. It is the best reward for the hard work of writing this book. These people are the ones who will be in a position to make changes, and I have hope that there will be improvements to the child-protection system someday. I also have hope that my granddaughter will make it, someday.
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