Jeffrey L. Edleson
International research, training and technical assistance
to end violence against women and children
Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and the Founding Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. Read about his recent appointment to Dean of the School of Social Welfare.
Edleson is one of the world's leading authorities on children exposed to domestic violence and has published over 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, groupwork, and program evaluation. He has been cited over 5,000 times and has an h-index of 39, see my Google Scholar homepage.
Prof. Edleson is the co-author with the late Susan Schechter of Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice (1999, co-authored with Susan Schechter, NCJFCJ). Better known as the "Greenbook", this best-practices guide has been the subject of six federally-funded and numerous other demonstration sites across the country. Prof. Edleson has also conducted intervention research and provided technical assistance to domestic violence programs and research projects across North America as well as in several other countries including Germany, Israel, Cyprus, India, Australia, Korea and Singapore.
Prof. Edleson speaks frequently across the U.S. and internationally. His recent international speaking enagements included: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India (December 2012), Roshni Nalaya School of Social Work, Mangalore, India (December 2012), the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India (January 2013), The Hague, The Netherlands (March 2011); Toronto, Canada (September 2010); University of Tokyo (July 2010); University of Hong Kong (October 2008); The Hague, The Netherlands (March 2009); University of Bristol, UK (May 2009); University of Uppsala, Sweden (May 2009); Copenhagen, Denmark (May 2009); London (Ont), Canada (June 2009), Buenos Aires, Argentina (November 2009). Edleson's biographical information is available En Espanol.
New Appointments: Prof. Edleson was recently appointed to the National Institute of Justice's Scientific Review Panel on Family Violence and Violence Against Women. This is the first time such a standing review panel has been convened. He was also appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. Prof. Edleson has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
News Coverage/On Children: Connect Magazine, the magazine of the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development has published a new article on Prof. Edleson's work in the Winter 2012 issue. TKM, a Dutch magazine focused on abused children, featured Prof. Edleson in its September 2009 issue. Youth Radio from Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) featured a story on a child's view of domestic violence in February 2011, with an interview of Prof. Edleson included. He was also the guest on MPR's Midday call-in show on March 2, 2011. Prof. Edleson was featured in the Judicial Council of California's Great Minds series in March 2010 and was recently interviewed for a two-part Living Proof podcast from the University at Buffalo.
News Coverage/On the Hague Convention: A New York Times editorial published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, cited Edleson's research on the Hague Convention. Time Magazine covered Edleson's research on the homepage of its website on Human Rights Day 2010. Read the story titled Protecting Kids: Rethinking the Hague Convention on Time's website. The University of Minnesota Connect Magazine also featured his work on the Hague Convention in its Spring 2011 issue. Related to the Hague Convention is Edleson's recent U.S. State Department testimony, reprinted in the Domestic Violence Report.
Prof. Edleson was a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Panel on Research on Violence Against Women, helped plan the Academy's January 2011 Workshop on Preventing Violence Against Women & Children, is a consultant to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and has consulted for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a founding member of the Sheila Wellstone Institute.
Prof. Edleson's research, policy and practice interests have earlier focused on research on batterer intervention programs. In recent years, his work has focused primarily on the impact of adult domestic violence on children and how social systems respond to these children. The results of this research are available on the LINK Research Project website. He was (1) the Co-Principal Investigator with Prof. Roger Roffman on the first phase of the Men's Domestic Abuse Check-Up project funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse implemented at the University of Washington, and currently is (2) the Co-Principal Investigator on a project focused on Hague Convention cases involving domestic violence funded by the National Institute of Justice and jointly being conducted with Dr. Taryn Lindhorst at the University of Washington, (3) the Co-Principal Investigator overseeing the Violence Against Women Online Resources website, and (4) Co-Prinicipal Investigator with Prof. Richard M. Tolman of the Global Research Program on Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention.
Prof. Edleson is an Associate Editor of the journal Violence Against Women and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He is Co-Editor of the Oxford University Press book series on Interpersonal Violence. His own books include Working with Children and Adolescents in Groups, co-authored with Sheldon D. Rose (1987, Jossey-Bass), Intervention for Men who Batter: An Ecological Approach, co-authored with Richard M. Tolman (1992, Sage Publications), Ending the Cycle of Violence: Community Responses to Children of Battered Women, co-edited with Einat Peled and Peter G. Jaffe (1995, Sage Publications), Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families, co-edited with Zvi Eisikovits (1996, Sage Publications), Evaluating Domestic Violence Programs (1997, Domestic Abuse Project), and Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice (1999, co-authored with Susan Schechter, National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges).
His most recent books are entitled The Sourcebook on Violence Against Women(2001, co-edited with Claire Renzetti and Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Sage Publications, 2nd Edition forthcoming), Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children: The Future of Research, Intervention, and Social Policy (2001, co-edited with Sandra Graham-Bermann, American Psychological Association Books) and Violence Against Women: Classic Papers (2005 and now online, co-edited with Claire Renzetti and Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Allyn & Bacon). He has recently published a new book entitled Parenting by Men Who Batterer: New Directions in Assessment and Intervention (co-edited with Oliver J. Williams, Oxford University Press) and has completed the two-volume Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008, co-edited with Claire Renzetti, Sage Reference).
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received his Masters and Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota and has practiced in elementary and secondary schools and in several domestic violence agencies.
Earlier Books by Edleson:
Chinese and Spanish Translations:
NEW: Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law:
The Unintended Consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Fall 2012, Northeastern University Press.
Online: Honor Our Voices is a new interactive training on children exposed to domestic violence.
Sourcebook 2nd Edition is now available
Also Available: Companion Reader on Violence Against Women
Classics book now
free and online!
The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008, Co-edited with Claire M. Renzetti) Sage Reference.
Parenting by Men Who Batter (2007, Co-edited with Oliver J. Williams) Oxford University Press.
DV in the Lives of Children (2001, co-edited with Sandra Graham-Bermann) American Psychological Association Books.