Do you want to start a conversation with your children about your recovery?
12 Steps12 Stories is an enjoyable and helpful children's book which provides those involved in recovery with a fresh new resource to use when approaching the younger members of their family.
Based on the proven success of Alcoholics Anonymous, this simple and inspiring book offers age appropriate stories to coincide with each step in the twelve step recovery process.
A valuable tool with a strong spiritual emphasis for families to explore and enjoy together, these 12 stories will assist parents, grandparents, relatives, counselors, therapists, and members of the clergy to begin to discuss the spiritual principles behind the steps.
Included after each story is a follow-up guide to encourage additional conversation and exploration.
This beautifully illustrated book will ease the fear and confusion that children may feel but struggle to express.
Author, Educator, Debra Alessandra, has a Bachelor of Arts double major in Sociology and Elementary Education from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. For the past two decades she has been providing direct instruction to students from grades 3 through 12. Debra has encouraged solid literacy skills with all of her students. Debra's background as an Educator, and experience as a Prevention Specialist, and Counselor in the Drug and Alcohol field has prompted her to help young children with her new book, "12 Steps 12 Stories: Spiritual messages of recovery for children and the child in you." During the last eight years, Debra has seen first-hand the effects on children within families where alcohol and substance abuse occur. She believes her book will result in untold benefits, not only for the child but for the family and ultimately society as a whole.