On Saturday, December 4th, nationally-recognized youth advocate Stephen Wallace, M.S. Ed. will host a book signing at an open house to be held at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the annual “Brewster for the Holidays” celebration. The signing will take place between 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. in the Camp’s Main Office Building at 3057 Main Street, off Route 6A, in Brewster. A portion of the proceeds from each book sale will benefit a local scholarship program available to Barnstable County residents.
Wallace serves as one of the resident camp directors and also oversees the many aspects of the camp’s teen leadership and staff training programs. He is a regular contributor to Camping magazine and serves on the advisory panel of Camp, the American Camp Association’s parent publication. In addition to his role in camping, Wallace serves as chairman and chief executive officer of SADD, Inc. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), adjunct professor of psychology at Mount Ida College, senior consultant at ML Strategies, LLC, and principal of Summit Communications Management Corporation.
Wallace writes and lectures widely on the subject of youth development and decision-making and has been recognized by the White House and the American Camp Association for his tireless work on behalf of the nation’s youth. Most recently, Wallace received Susquehanna University’s 2010 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award for his significant contributions in the youth health and safety field. His book, Reality Gap—What Parents Don’t Know and Teens Aren’t Telling, was published in August, 2008, as a lead title by Sterling Publishing Company/Union Square Press.
Reality Gap arms adults with facts and practical strategies for working with teens to overcome the dangers of this difficult time of life. Here you’ll find advice for how and when to talk about drinking, impaired and risky driving, sex, drug use, depression, suicide, and bullying. Wallace also offers readers his five essential elements of successful communication and other valuable resources to which parents can turn. Reality Gap combines Wallace’s 30-plus years of experience working with young people and their families, with reliable Teens Today data collected by SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance.