Dr. Monica Applewhite holds a Master’s of Science in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work. She has been studying abuse and using her findings to help organizations prevent and respond to incidents and allegations of abuse since 1993. Dr. Applewhite has worked with more than 450 organizations that serve children, youths and vulnerable adults including extensive on-site work with boarding schools, public and private schools, residential treatment programs, foster care, adoption, child care, mentorship programs, hospitals, child protective services, religious organizations, family preservation services, kinship care, athletic and recreational programs, resident camps, day camps, waterparks and pools. Since 1994, she has also worked directly with more than 40 Catholic Dioceses and 180 religious institutes of men in the United States and worldwide.