Cynthia Crosson, EdD, a psychiatric social worker, has authored books in the fields of child abuse, trauma, and child welfare. She has also written two books explaining the use of service dogs to children and a memoir about her struggles after losing her soldier son to suicide.
The author has two adult sons, Charles and Andrew, and will never forget her late son, Jamie.
NEADS, a Princeton, Massachusetts agency that trains service dogs, invited the author to use her experience in treating trauma to develop the Trauma Assistance Dog Program, TAD, to create a program to place specially trained service dogs with veterans suffering from combat-related PTSD.
After completing seminary, the author serves a church in Whately, Massachusetts, and writes and works with veterans and service dogs.
She lives with her family in central Massachusetts.