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For more than a decade, Michael Sterba has worked at Girls and Boys Town, a renowned child-care organization founded in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan. Reaching out nationwide, Girls and Boys Town helps troubled and delinquent children and adolescents grow emotionally, behaviorally, and spiritually. Sterba has had the opportunity to work on the front lines with at-risk youth as a direct-care worker and also as a consultant to the dedicated professionals that care for these challenging kids.
Mr. Sterba has written five non-fiction books in the child- care field: Dangerous Kids: Foster Care Solutions:Practical Tools for Foster Parents; Treating Youth with DSM-IV Disorders; Issues in Quality Child Care: A Boys Town Perspective; and Boys Town's Psychoeducational Treatment Model.
Little Voices is more than just a professional endeavor; it's a labor of love that reflects Sterba's beliefs and experiences developed over the many years of working with troubled children and their families - and as a devoted parent to his own children. While living in Omaha, Nebraska, the novel was written over a four-year period while Sterba balanced his roles as Senior Writer/Editor for Girls and Boys Town, husband to wife, Fae, and father to son, Noah, and daughters, Hannah and Zoey.