Dr. Lori Goss-Reaves is a Professor of Social Work at Indiana Wesleyan University and the Director of Field Placement. Prior to joining the faculty at IWU, Dr. Goss-Reaves worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Family Service Society for twenty-four years. Her experiences serving families in the areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, intellectual disabilities and school based services taught her the importance of advocacy and the impact of trauma. Dr. Goss-Reaves is passionate about the welfare of vulnerable children. She serves on the Prevent Child Abuse council of Grant County and the Grant County Child Protection Team. Dr. Goss-Reaves is married to cartoonist, Eric Reaves who draws the Hi and Lois comic strip. Together they raised five children, relying on a sense of humor to lead the way. Their three grandchildren fill this stage of their life with immense joy.