Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Tower is a national expert on child abuse and neglect and the author of numerous books and publications including Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective, When Children Are Abused: An Educator's Guide to Intervention, Secret Scars: A Guide for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Homeless Students, A Clergy Guide to Child Abuse and Neglect and How Schools Can Combat Child Abuse and Neglect. In addition, she has authored several monographs including Designing and Implementing a School Reporting Protocol: A How-to-Manual for Massachusetts Teachers for the Children's Trust Fund in Boston and An Educator's Guide to School Reporting Protocol for Catholic Schools.Dr. Crosson taught in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts for 24 years, also founding and serving as the Director of the Child Protection Institute there. She has consulted to schools, churches and social agencies and maintains a private practice, Harvest Counseling and Consultation, specializing in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, especially in survivors of abuse and perpetrators of sexual abuse. She provides supervision to other professionals, and offers workshops and training both nationally and internationally for educators and other human service professionals.