National Association of Children of Alcoholics

National Association of Children of Alcoholics

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, founding Chairperson of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, is giving hope and healing to millions as an author, counselor, and lecturer.

Sharon’s new book, Caregiving: Hope and Health for Care-giving Families, is a compassionate, comprehensive guide filled with practical advice to help navigate the puzzle of caregiving.

After a life-threatening accident stopped her completely in her tracks a few years ago, author Wegscheider-Cruse and her family came to truly understand that we are all one event from a lifestyle change.

Filled with practical, easily implementable advice, this illuminating book helps readers sort through the puzzle that forms the caregiving world.

Understand more about:

  • Identifying the roles of caregivers
  • Dealing with burnout
  • Finding ways to compartmentalize and separate without guilt
  • Using technology to make life easier
  • Why does technology matter in a book about caregiving
  • Building bridges through teamwork

Jerry Moe, MA, Natl. Dir. Children’s Programs, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: “… A simple and concise guide that provides a common language about caregiving in an easy to understand way… [Cruse] offers a heartfelt road map to face daily challenges in a healthy, balanced fashion… a must read for all families.”

The first book to provide stories from the perspective of both caregiver and caree, it enables caregivers to better understand their fears and feelings. The result is a positive, unified approach to care.

Claudia Black, PhD, author, addiction and family trauma specialist: “Sharon … finds the words to be a leader one more time, addressing a significant passage of life that we will all be facing—the need for caregiving or to be that caregiver, and often both.”

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse is the founding Chairperson of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and founder of Onsite Workshops.

Sharon has written 19 books translated into 13 languages, and broke ground and fostered a movement with her works, Another Chance: Hope and Health for the Alcoholic Family and Learning to Love Yourself.

Wegscheider-Cruse has traveled the world and developed programs in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada, and has appeared on The Phil Donahue Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Larry King Show, and many others events.

Patrick Egan is a caregiving “gentrepreneur” and the caregiver for his parents who live in a senior community nearby.

Egan is the founder of NurturingNet, a company that helps others use technology in a way that enhances and adds fun to the caregiver experience. A former VP of Human Resources for the Global HealthCare Exchange that was created by industry-leading health care firms including Medtronic, GE, Johnson and Johnson, Abbott and Baxter International.