One of the great things about working events is the ability to talk to different people and spread awareness about the Guardian ad Litem Program. It is especially edifying to speak to the people who know what we do. We just had a brief conversation with a Special Victims Detective who knew about G.A.L and our work. He's had to work with some on particularly difficult cases and as painful as some may be, we both agreed on something: it's all about the small victories.
You may encounter tough cases, hurting children and families, you may sometimes feel like you're fighting against the system. But when you do get a positive outcome in the case, or if the child tells you "you've changed my life", like he experienced, these moments make it all worth it.
Working in child welfare is NOT easy, and it is NOT for everyone. But IT IS worth it.
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