Areas of Interest
Violence against women and children, International child abduction, Program evaluation and participatory research methods
Edleson is Dean and Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and is the Founding 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 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, groupwork, and program evaluation.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and is the Founding 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 more than 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation. Edleson was recently appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. He speaks frequently across the U.S. and internationally.
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). Better known as the "Greenbook", this best-practices guide has been the subject of six federally-funded and numerous other demonstrations across the country.
Most recently he co-edited with Oliver J. Williams the book Parenting by Men Who Batter: New Directions in Assessment and Intervention (Oxford University Press, 2007), with Claire Renzetti the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (Sage, 2008) and with Claire Renzetti and Raquel Kennedy Bergen the Sourcebook on Violence Against Women 2nd Edition (Sage Publications, 2010) and the Companion Reader on Violence Against Women (Sage Publications, 2012).
Lindhorst, T. & Edleson, J.L. (Under contract). Seeking safety across borders: Battered mothers and their children under the Hague Convention. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.
Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (2011)(Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (First edition was published in 2001.)
Veneski, W.M., Lindhorst, T. & Edleson, J.L. (2011). U.S. judicial implementation of the Hague Convention in cases alleging domestic violence. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 62, 1-21.
Witt, J.L. & Edleson, J.L. (In press). The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA): Providing research, education and access to information on violence against women and children. Violence Against Women.
Edleson, J.L., Shin, N. & Johnson Armendariz, K.K. (2008). Measuring children’s exposure to domestic violence: The development and testing of the Child Exposure to Domestic Violence (CEDV) Scale. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 502-521.