Dr. Walter Howard Smith, Jr. had recently retired as Executive Director of Family Resources. Over twenty years, Dr. Smith has focused on understanding how family relationships change with stresses and result in child abuse, domestic violence, and conflict.
He is also a licensed psychologist with a private practice that specializes in treating children, couples, and families. He is the founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, an education resource center for lay and professional persons interested in family therapy and family studies. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Psychology Program at Duquesne University. He has presented lectures and conferences on child abuse and family emotional process throughout the United States and in several other countries.