Synopses & Reviews
Addiction is a devastating and all-embracing disease. Family members are often as profoundly affected by the illness as the person who suffers from it. Imagine what a child must think watching a parent descend deep into addiction, changing from a loving and nurturing mother into a hostile, screaming stranger.
But there is hope for addicts and their families. This book is about Janey, a young girl whose mother has entered a center for addiction treatment. Written in easy-to-understand language with brightly colored illustrations, Mommy's Gone to Treatment addresses issues children often face when an addicted parent seeks help.
Included is a parent's guide with important talking points on easing a child's apprehension when someone they love confronts their illness.
It's hard enough to explain to an adult how addiction can affect someone-just imagine what a child must think when a parent suddenly turns from a loving and nurturing mother to a frantic stranger. This book is about Janey and how she learns about her mother's disease. Written in easy-to-understand language with brightly colored illustrations, Mommy's Gone to Treatment addresses some of the issues children face when a parent seeks help.
Parent guide on how to talk to children about addiction and treatment.
Brightly illustrated, easy-to-read story.
Optional coloring book.
Written specifically for children ages 4 to 8, this brightly illustrated book candidly tackles the confusion and fear children face when a parent enters treatment. With vibrant illustrations by Mike Motz and a parent guide page included, parents now have a helpful tool to ease children's apprehension when someone they love must confront reality.
About the Author
Denise D. Crosson: Denise D. Crosson, Ph.D. has been a nurse for twenty-five years, a nurse practitioner for nine years, and a nurse researcher for five years. Her first job working with children was in high school as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA. Throughout her nursing career Crosson has worked with children and their families in hospital, home, hospice, and community-based settings. She earned a masters and doctoral degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a fellow in the VA-LEND neurodevelopmental disabilities training program, which focused on children and families. Her dissertation research focused on short- and long-term effects of preterm birth on childhood development.
Mike Motz is an award-winning illustrator of over twenty-five children's books.