Jeff Edleson

Jeff Edleson, PhD U of M School of Social Work/MNCAVA
105 Peters Hall 1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Tel (612) 624-8795

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Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., is Professor and the Director of Research at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He is one of the world's leading authorities on children exposed to domestic violence and has published over 100 articles and 10 books on domestic violence, groupwork, and program evaluation. 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 was a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Panel on Research on Violence Against Women and was a consultant to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and 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 is also (1) the Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Roger Roffman on the Men's Domestic Abuse Check-Up project funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse and being implemented at the University of Washington, (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 and (3) the Co-Principal Investigator overseeing the Violence Against Women Online Resources website.
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 (2004, 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.