Addiction, Treatment and Recovery
Galletta Award Goes To Jerry Moe
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Dr. Joseph L. Galletta Spirit of Recovery Award. He accepted the honor December 13, 2012 at the Hemet Valley Recovery Annual Luncheon at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, CA.
Jerry, left, is pictured here with last year’s recipient of the award, Jerry McDonald.
Jerry is Vice President, National Director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and Denver, Colorado. An Advisory Board Member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), he is internationally known as an author, lecturer and trainer on issues for young children from addicted families. He has been developing programs and facilitating groups for children from addicted families since 1977.
In receiving the award, Jerry said, “This is a huge honor for me. Doctor Galletta was an icon in our field. I’ll do my best to keep his rich legacy alive with heart, humor, humility, and give suffering people of all ages hope.”
Jerry is featured in the documentary ‘Lost Childhood: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Family’, currently showing on PBS stations across the United States as well as the Nick News Special ‘Under the Influence.’ Both of these are Emmy Award-winning programs.
He has written several books, including ‘Kids’ Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics;’
‘Conducting Support Groups for Elementary Children;’ ‘Discovery… Finding the Buried Treasure;’ ‘Kids’ Power Too: Words to Grow By;’ ‘The Children’s Place…At the Heart of Recovery’ and the Beamer Series for Kids.
Jerry’s work has been featured on the Today Show, People Are Talking, NBC’s Newsmagazine Cover to Cover, Good Morning America, Texas and Nickelodeon News, Parents, Time, McCall’s, YM and Parenting magazines, as well as the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times and USA Today.
Each year, the award recipient has embodied and demonstrated a dedication to 12 Step philosophy, leadership in the recovery field, the encouragement of others and the promotion of sober lifestyles. Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat named Jerry Moe as its recipient of the 2012 Spirit of Recovery Award because he embodies the spirit of the award’s namesake, the late Dr. Joseph Galletta. Like ‘Dr. Joe’, Jerry is a noted, respected, trained professional in the field of addiction and has assisted and touched thousands of people over the years, helping them find the courage to recover.
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