Synopses & Reviews
Likeable Gabe makes the journey from being an almost-friendless, unhappy, and skeptical young boy reeling from mistreatment at the hands of his addicted father and the effects the disease of addiction has had on his family, to a hopeful, happy youngster who takes pride in his dad's greatest accomplishment: recovery.
The shame and isolation felt by the family members of addicts are explored as Gabe learns important lessons about the disease of addiction, its widespread nature, and its solution. Peppered with Gabe's insights and enhanced with charming and evocative illustrations, The Secret of Willow Ridge: Gabe's Dad Finds Recovery addresses the emotional and social issues children of addicts face through an engaging and contemporary story.
With a foreword by Claudia Black, Ph.D. written specifically for the target reader.
Engaging and contemporary story with charming, age-appropriate illustrations. Foreword by Claudia Black, Ph.D. written for the target audience.
Likeable Gabe makes the journey from being an almost friendless, unhappy, and skeptical young boy reeling from mistreatment at the hands of his addicted father and the effects the disease of addiction have had on his family, to a hopeful, happy youngster who takes pride in his dad's greatest accomplishment: recovery.
About the Author
Helen H. Moore: Helen H. Moore has been a teacher, a poet, a journalist, a cartoonist, a lecturer, an editor, and always, a storyteller. She is the author of more than 17 titles, including A Poem a Day, Beavers, The Pigs' Picnic, The 100 Best Brain-Boosters, The Multilingual Translator, 25 Mother Goose Peek-a-Books, Pop-Up Parables and Other Bible Stories and Pyramids to Pueblos (with Carmen R. Sorvillo, illustrator), How to Write School Reports, What's a Girl to Do?, Wise Women Said These Things, and more, for such publishers as Scholastic, Mondo, Concordia, Publications International, and Peter Pauper Press.
She is the mother of three and grandmother of five, and, when not enjoying her family and friends, spends her time working, writing, and attending twelve-step recovery meetings.
Claudia Black: Claudia Black, MSW, Ph.D. is a renowned addictions and codependency expert, author, and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970s, Dr. Black's work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. She has offered models of intervention and treatment related to family violence, addiction, relapse, anger, depression, and women's issues. Dr. Black designs and presents training workshops and seminars to professional audiences in the field of family service, mental health, addiction, and correctional services. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation.
Dr. Black is the author of It Will Never Happen to Me; Changing Course; My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has A Disease; Repeat After Me; It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood, Relapse Toolkit; A Hole in the Sidewalk; Depression Strategies; Straight Talk; The Stamp Game; Family Strategies; Anger Strategies; and Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets. She has produced seven audio CDs addressing issues of addiction and recovery. They are A Time for Healing, Putting the Past Behind, Triggers, Emotional Baggage, Trauma in the Addicted Family, Imageries, and Letting Go Imageries. And, she has over 20 DVDs for professionals to use working with families and clients. The Wisdom of Hope is her first title for Central Recovery Press.
Dr. Black is the recipient of a number of National awards including the Marty Mann Award, the 1991 SECAD Award, and the NCA's Educator of the Year. Dr. Black is the Senior Clinical and Family Services Advisor for Central Recovery Treatment and Senior Editorial Advisor for Central Recovery Press. She resides in the Pacific Northwest.
John C. Blackford: John Blackford is a Reno-based illustrator with many projects to his credit, including his work as an artist, sign writer, and designer for Hollywood studios. His work has been published by 'U.S. Kids' and 'Humpty Dumpty' Magazines, as well as by Apple Press, Walden Press, Dalmatian Press, Treasure Publishing, and The American Bible Society. He has also contributed illustration and design work to numerous successful advertising campaigns.