SOCIAL WORKER AND SERVICE DOG EXPERT
CYNTHIA CROSSON HELPS CHILDREN LEARN
ABOUT VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES AND
THEIR BELOVED DOGS
Dr. Cynthia Crosson turns her experienced hand to books for children about combat-wounded veterans returning to their families from war zones. She tells how specially-trained service dogs help the veterans with independence and peace of mind.
In Only Daddy's Dog for young children, Daddy returns from a war zone with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. Daddy's special dog helps the family regain its normal way of life.
The Sunny and Malcolm series for 'tweens introduces Sunny and her combat-injured mom's service dog, Spark. Sunny meets Malcolm and his combat-injured dad. The two families grow in friendship, understanding, and mutual support.
Professor emerita of behavioral sciences at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, State University, Dr. Crosson developed the Trauma Assistance Dog program for military veterans with PTSD. Nationally known for her textbooks about child abuse and PTSD, Dr. Crosson writes enthusiastically for children about veterans, their families, and the service dogs that help them.