Jeffrey L. Edleson

Job title: 
Former Dean and Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School Jeffrey L. Edleson is the Harry and Riva Specht Chair Emeritus and served as Dean from 2012 through August 2019. He was a professor of social work at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work for 29 years before joining Berkeley in 2012 and the founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. 

A leading expert in domestic violence, Dr. Edleson's current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children. His work also focuses on international parental abduction in cases of domestic violence and the evaluation of interventions and policies on family violence. His body of publications comprises more than 130 articles and 12 books.

Dr. Edleson served as the President of the California Association of Deans and Directors (CADD) of Social Work Programs from 2017 to 2019. His other appointments included the National Institute of Justice Scientific Review Panel on Family Violence and Violence Against Women as well as the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. online archive of published works

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Current Projects

In the News

Story in Social Welfare at Berkeley on Edleson's seven years as dean.

Edleson's forward in new Singapore book on domestic violence

Edleson interviewed by on Can violent men really be reformed?

Edleson interviewed on KPFA Radio's Letters and Politics about men and violence (11/09/17).

Plenary talk delivered at the International Consortium for Social Development symposium in Singapore (07.08.15)

How Domestic Violence Affects Parenting and Children (Radio New Zealand 06.06.13)

Home Is Where the Harm Is (cited) (New York Times 03.05.13)

Examining the impact of domestic abuse (Minnesota Public Radio 03.02.11)

Youth radio: A Child's view of domestic violence (Minnesota Public Radio 02.28.11)

Protecting Kids: Rethinking the Hague Convention (Time 12.10.10)

Awards / Honors

Edleson is awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin's Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work.

Edleson named one of dozen highest impact scholars in social work in a study in Research on Social Work Practice and in the top 31 in another study in the Journal of Social Service Research.

2016 Edleson appointed to the Harry & Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services at Berkeley Social Welfare

2016 Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

2016 Journal of Public Child Welfare Best Article of 2016 for Kiesel, Piescher & Edleson The Relationship Between Child Maltreatment, Intimate Partner Violence Exposure, and Academic Performance.

2015 Society for Social Work Research Book Award: Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law: The Unintended Consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention, co-authored with Taryn Lindhorst

Expanded Publications

See CV for a full listing. Here are some selected publications:

Edleson, J.L., Shetty, S. & Fata, M. (2023). Fleeing for safety: Helping battered mothers and their children using Article 13(1)(b). IM. Freeman & N. Taylor (Eds.) Research Handbook on International Child Abduction: The 1980 Hague Convention (pp. 96-114). Camberley, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Salcido Carter, L. & Edleson, J.L. (2019). Special issue on Twenty Years of the Greenbook. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 70.

Edleson, J.L. (2019). The role of expert witnesses in proving grave risk to children. Domestic Violence Report, 25, 5-6, 16-17.

Brignone, L. & Edleson, J.L. (2019). The dating and domestic violence app rubric: Synthesizing clinical best practices and digital health app standards for relationship violence prevention smartphone apps. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 35, 1859-1869.

Claire M. Renzetti,  Jeffrey L. Edleson, and Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Sourcebook on Violence Against Women (3rd edition). Sage Publications, 2018. (1st edition published in 2001, 2nd in 2011)

Edleson, J.L., Lindhorst, T. & Kanuha, V.K. (2016). Ending Gender-Based Violence: A Grand Challenge for Social Work. Baltimore, MD: American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare.

Wilmerding, E., Knuth-Bouracee, M. & Edleson, J.L. (2018). Reflections on Jackson Katz and the MVP Program. Violence Against Women, 24, 1794-1801.

Walsh, T.N., Edleson, J.L. & Tolman, R.M. (2017). Children exposed to domestic violence: Prevention approaches with mothers and fathers. In Alexander, R. (Ed.). Prevention of child maltreatment: Contemporary models in child protection. Florissant, MO: STM Learning.

Kiesel, L., Piescher, K., Edleson, J. (2016). The relationship between child maltreatment, intimate partner violence exposure, and academic performance. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 10, 434-546. 

Storer, H.L., Casey, E.A., Carlson, J., Edleson, J.L. & Tolman, R.M. (2016). Primary prevention is? A global perspective on how organizations engaging men in preventing gender-based violence conceptualize and operationalize their work. Violence Against Women, 22, 249-268.

Carlson, J., Kendall, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2015/16). Becoming a good father: The developmental engine of first-time fatherhood. Fathering, 13 , 182-202.

Carlson, J., Casey, E., Edleson, J.L., Tolman, R.M., Walsh, T.B. & Kimball, E. (2015). Strategies to engage men and boys in violence prevention: A global organizational perspective.Violence Against Women, 21, 1406-1425.

Carlson, J., Edleson, J.L. & Kimball, E. (2014). First-time fathers’ experiences of and desires for formal support: A multiple lens perspective. Fathering 12(3).

Kimball, E., Edleson, J.L., Tolman, R.M., Neugut, T. & Carlson, J. (2013). Global efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women: An international survey. Violence Against Women,19, 924-939.

Edleson, J.L. (2012). Groupwork with men who batter: What the research literature indicates. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Kimball, E., Nguyen, H.T. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Using the Honor Our Voices Curriculum in Social Work Education. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota (manuscript submitted for publication).

Nguyen, H.T., Edleson, J.L. & Kimball, E. (2012). Honor our voices: A strength-based approach to supporting children exposed to domestic violence. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 25, 49-57.

Casey, E., Carlson, J., Fraguela-Rios, C., Kimball, E., Neugut, T.B., Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Context, challenges, and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: An ecological approach. Men and Masculinities, 16, 228-251.

Mbilinyi, L.F., Neighbors, C., Walker, D., Roffman, R. A., Zegree, J., Edleson, J. L., & O'Rourke, A. (2011). A Telephone Intervention for Substance-Using Adult Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence. Research on Social Work Practice, 21, 43-56.

Kiesel, L.R., Piescher, K.N. & Edleson, J.L. (2011). Direct and Indirect Child Exposure to Violence: Effects on Academic Performance and Disability. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota (manuscript submitted for publication).

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. (2011). The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA): Providing research, education and access to information on violence against women and children. Violence Against Women, 17, 1207-1219.

Renzetti, C.M., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (2011)(Eds.). Companion reader on violence against women. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2010). Intervening with men for violence prevention. In Renzetti, C., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (Eds.). Sourcebook on Violence Against Women, 2nd Edition (pp. 351-367). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Neugut, T.B., Edleson, J.L. & Tolman, R.M. (2010). Children exposed to domestic violence: Prevention approaches with mothers and fathers. In Alexander, S., Alexander, R. & Guterman, N. (Eds.). Prevention of child maltreatment. St. Louis, MO: G.W. Medical Publishing.

Renzetti, C.M. & Edleson, J.L. (2008)(Eds.). Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence (Vols. 1-2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

LaLiberte, T., Bills, J., Shin, N. & Edleson, J.L. (2010). Child welfare professionals' responses to domestic violence exposure among children. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1640- 1647.

Edleson, J.L. & Williams, O.J. (2007)(Eds.). Parenting by men who batter women: New directions for assessment and intervention. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Walker, D., Neighbors, C., Mbilinyi, L.F., O’Rourke, A., Zegree, J., Roffman, R.A. & Edleson, J.L. (2010). Evaluating the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the Perpetrator: The Perceived Consequences of Domestic Violence Questionnaire (PCDVQ). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 1684-1698.

Bergen, R.K., Edleson, J.L. & Renzetti, C.M. (2005)(Eds.). Violence against women: Classic papers. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Neighbors, C., Walker, D., Mbilinyi, L.F., O'Rourke, A., Edleson, J. L., Zegree, J., & Roffman, R. A. (2010). Normative misperceptions of abuse among perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women, 16, 370-386.

Lindhorst, T. & Edleson, J.L. (2012). Battered mothers, their children and international law: The unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

Mbilinyi, L., Walker, D., Neighbors, C., Roffman, R., Zegree, J., & Edleson, J. (2009). Motivating Substance-Involved Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence to Seek Treatment: A Focus on Fathers. In R. Maiuro & C. Murphy (Eds). Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change in Intimate Partner Violence (pp. 181-198). New York: Springer Publishing.

Lee, H.Y., Lightfoot, E. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). Child protection services and adult domestic violence: The role of the child’s biological relationship to the perpetrator. Children and Youth Services Review, 30, 1189-1197.

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.

Parker, T., Collins, M., Rogers, K. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). Danger Zone: Battered mothers and their children in supervised visitation. Violence Against Women, 14, 1313-1325.

Mbilinyi, L.F., Zegree, J., Roffman, R.A., Walker, D.D, Neighbors, C. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). Development of a marketing campaign to recruit non-adjudicated and untreated abusive men for a brief telephone intervention. Journal of Family Violence, 23(5), 342-351.

Roffman, R.A., Edleson, J.L., Neighbors, C., Mbilinyi, L. & Walker, D.D (2008). The Men’s Domestic Abuse Check-up: A Protocol for Reaching the Non-adjudicated and Untreated Man Who Batters and Abuses Substances. Violence Against Women, 14, 589-605.

Neighbors, C., Walker, D., Edleson, J.L., Roffman, R.A. & Mbilinyi, L. (2008). Self-determination theory and motivational enhancement treatment: Complementary models to elicit voluntary engagement by partner-abusive men. American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 126-136.

Edleson, J.L., Silverman, J., Griffiths, J., Banks, D. & Malik, N.M. (2008). Collaborating for familiy safety: The Greenbook national demonstration initiative and its results. American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence e-Newsletter, 12.

Shin, N. & Edleson, J.L. (2008). A new scale for assessing child exposure to domestic violence. Protecting Children, 22, 6-9.

Edleson, J.L. (2007). Coordinated community responses in the United States: Promoting safety for battered women and their children. Libro de actas I Congreso Internacional sobre Violencia de Genero (pp. 128-139). Valencia, Spain: Toerlanciacero.

Edleson, J.L., Ellerton, A.L., Seagren, E.A., Schmidt, S.O., Kirchberg, S.L. & Ambrose, A.T. (2007). Assessing child exposure to adult domestic violence. Children and Youth Services Review, 29, 961-971.

Hazen, A.L., Connelly, C.D., Edleson, J.L., Kelleher, K.J., Landsverk, J.A., Coben, J.H., Barth, R.P., McGeehan, J., Rolls, J.A. & Nuszkowski, M.A. (2007). Assessment of intimate partner violence by child welfare services. Child and Youth Services Review, 29, 490-500.

Gewirtz, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2007). Young children’s exposure to adult domestic violence: Towards a risk and resilience framework for research and intervention. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 151-163.

Mbilinyi, L.F., Edleson, J.L., Beeman, S.K. & Hagemeister, A.K. (2007). What happens to children when their mothers are battered? Results from a four-city anonymous telephone survey. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 309-317.

Edleson, J.L. (2006). Emerging responses to children exposed to domestic violence. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence/Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Edleson, J.L., Gassman-Pines, J. Y& Hill, M.B. (2006). Defining child exposure to domestic violence as neglect: Minnesota’s difficult experience. Social Work, 51, 167-174.

Edleson, J.L. (2006). A response system for children exposed to domestic violence: Public policy in support of best practices. In Feerick, M. & Silverman, G.B. (Eds.). Children Exposed to Violence (pp. 191-211). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

English, D.J., Edleson, J.L. & Herrick, M.E. (2005). Domestic violence in one state's child protective caseload: A study of differential case dispositions and outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 1183-1201.

Kohl, P.L., Edleson, J.L., English, D.J. & Barth, R.P. (2005). Domestic violence and pathways into child welfare services: Findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 1167-1182.

Shetty, S. & Edleson, J.L. (2005). Adult domestic violence in cases of international parental child abduction. Violence Against Women, 11, 115-138.

Hagemeister, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2004). Children exposed to domestic violence in the child protection system: Policy issues. In Danis, F.S. & Lockhart, L.L. (Eds.). Breaking the silence in social work education: Domestic violence modules for foundation courses (pp. 34-39). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Daro, D., Edleson, J.L. & Pinderhughes, H. (2004). Finding common ground in the study of child maltreatment, youth violence, and adult domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 282-298.

Edleson, J.L. (2004). Should childhood exposure to adult domestic violence be defined as child maltreatment under the law? In Jaffe, P.G., Baker, L.L. & Cunningham, A. (Eds.) Protecting children from domestic violence: Strategies for community intervention (pp. 8-29). New York, NY: Guilford.

Edleson, J.L., Mbilinyi, L.F., Beeman, S.K. & Hagemeister, A.K. (2003). How children are involved in adult domestic violence: Results from a four-city telephone survey. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(1), 18-32.

Edleson, J.L. & Bible, A.L. (2001). Collaborating for women’s safety: Partnerships between research and practice. In Renzetti, C., Edleson, J.L. & Bergen, R.K. (Eds.). Sourcebook on violence against women (pp. 73-95). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Edleson, J.L. (2001). Studying the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and woman battering in families. In Graham-Bermann, S.A. & Edleson, J.L. (Eds.). Domestic violence in the lives of children: The future of research, intervention and social policy (pp. 91-110). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Beeman, S., Hagemeister, A. & Edleson, J.L. (2001). Case assessment and service receipt in families experiencing both child maltreatment and woman battering. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 437-458.

Mbilinyi, L., Hagemeister, A.K., Edleson, J.L. & Beeman, S.K. (2000). Social work response to the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and woman abuse in families. In N.T. Tan & E. Envall (Eds.). Social work around the world (pp. 152-164). Switzerland: International Federation of Social Workers.

Beeman, S., Hagemeister, A. & Edleson, J.L. (1999). Child protection and domestic violence services: From conflict to collaboration. Child Maltreatment, 4(2), 116-126.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). The overlap between child maltreatment and woman battering. Violence Against Women, 5(2), 134-154.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). Children's witnessing of adult domestic violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 14(8), 839-870.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). Problems associated with children's witnessing of domestic violence. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Edleson, J.L. (1999). The overlap between child maltreatment and woman abuse. Harrisburg, PA: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1998). Predicting children's domestic violence service participation and completion. Research in Social Work Practice, 8(6), 698-712.

Edleson, J.L (1996). "Let's get out. I can't stand it here anymore." In B. Sipe & E.J. Hall (Eds.). I am not your victim (pp. 273-279). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tolman, R.M., Edleson, J.L. & Fendrich, M. (1996). The applicability of the Theory of Planned Behavior to abusive men's cessation of violent behavior. Violence & Victims, 11, 341-354.

Edleson, J.L. (1996). Controversy and change in batterers' programs. In J.L. Edleson & Z.C. Eisikovits (Eds.) Future interventions with battered women and their families (pp. 154-169). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Choi, A. & Edleson, J.L. (1996). Social disapproval of wife assaults: A national survey of Singapore.Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 27, 73-88.

Schechter, S. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). In the best interest of women and children: A call for collaboration between child welfare and domestic violence constituencies. Protecting Children, 11(3), 6-11.

Tolman, R.M. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). Intervention for men who batter: A review of research. In S. Stith and M.A. Straus (eds.). Partner violence: Prevalence, causes, consequences and solutions (pp. 262-273). Minneapolis, MN: National Council on Family Relations.

Choi, A. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). Advocating legal intervention in wife assaults: Results from a national survey of Singapore. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 10, 243-258.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1995). Process and outcome in small groups for children of battered women. In E. Peled, P.G. Jaffe, and J.L. Edleson (Eds.). Ending the cycle of violence: Community responses to children of battered women. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.

Edleson, J.L. & Choi, A. (1994). Social work intervention with wife assaults in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 4, 93-103.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1994). Advocacy for battered women: A national survey. Journal of Family Violence, 9, 285-296.

Haj-Yahia, M.M. & Edleson, J.L. (1994). The use of conflict resolution tactics among engaged Arab-Palestinian men in Israel. Journal of Family Violence, 9, 47-62.

Eisikovits, Z.C., Guttmann, E., Sela-Amit, M. and Edleson, J.L. (1993). Woman battering in Israel: The relative contributions of relationship adjustment, conflict, and social support. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 63, 313-317.

Edleson, J.L. & Tan, N.T. (1993). Conflict and family violence: The tale of two families. In P. Boss, W.J. Doherty, R. LaRossa, W.R. Schumm, and S.K. Steinmetz (Eds.) Sourcebook of family theories and methodology: A contextual approach (pp. 382-384). New York: Plenum.

Peled, E. & Edleson, J.L. (1992). Multiple perspectives on groupwork with children of battered women. Violence & Victims, 7, 327-346.

Syers, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1992). The combined effects of coordinated intervention in woman abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 7, 490-502.

Edleson, J.L., Eisikovits, Z.C. & Peled, E. (1992). A model for analyzing societal responses to woman battering: Israel as a case in point. International Social Work, 35, 19-33.

Edleson, J.L. & Syers, M. (1991). The effects of group treatment for men who batter: An 18-month follow-up study. Research in Social Work Practice, 1, 227-243.

Edleson, J.L. & Frank, M. (1991). Rural interventions in woman battering: One state's strategies. Families in Society, 72, 543-551.

Edleson, J.L., Eisikovits, Z.C., Guttmann, E. & Sela-Amit, M. (1991). Cognitive and interpersonal factors in woman abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 6, 167-180.

Edleson, J.L. (1991). Social Workers' intervention in woman abuse: 1907-1945. Social Service Review, 65, 304-313.

Tolman, R.M. & Edleson J.L. (1991). Using electronic mail networks to enhance human service research collaboration. Computers in Human Services, 8, 81-97.

Edleson, J.L. (1991). Coordinated community responses to woman battering. In M. Steinman (ed.) Woman battering: Policy responses (pp. 203-219). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Press.

Eisikovits, Z.C., Edleson, J.L., Guttmann, E. & Sela-Amit, M. (1991). Cognitive styles and socialized attitudes of men who batter: Where should we intervene? Family Relations, 40, 72-77.

Edleson, J.L. & Syers, M. (1990). The relative effectiveness of group treatments for men who batter. Social Work Research & Abstracts, 26, 10-17.

Edleson, J.L. (1990). Judging success intervention with men who batter. In D.J. Besharov (ed.) Family violence: Research and public policy issues (pp. 130-145). Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute Press.

Eisikovits, Z.C. & Edleson, J.L. (1989). Intervening with men who batter: A critical review of the literature. Social Service Review, 63, 384-414.

Tolman, R. & Edleson, J.L. (1989). Behavioral group treatment for men who batter. In B.A. Thyer (Ed.) Behavioral family therapy (pp. 169-190). Springfield, IL: C.C. Thomas.

Edleson, J.L. & Grusznski, R. (1989). Treating men who batter: Four years of outcome data from the Domestic Abuse Project. Journal of Social Service Research, 12, 3-22.

Grusznski, R.J., Brink, J.C. & Edleson, J.L. (1988). Education and support groups for children of battered women. Child Welfare, 67, 431-444.

Gamache, D.J., Edleson, J.L. & Schock, M.D. (1988). Coordinated police, judicial and social service response to woman battering: A multiple-baseline evaluation across three communities. In G.T. Hotaling et al (Eds.) Coping with Family Violence: Research and Policy Perspectives (pp. 193-209). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Brygger, M.P. & Edleson, J.L. (1987). The Domestic Abuse Project: A multi-systems intervention in woman battering. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2, 324-336.

Edleson, J.L. & Brygger, M.P. (1986). Gender differences in self-reporting of battering incidents: The impact of treatment upon report reliability one year later. Family Relations, 35, 377-382.

Edleson, J.L. (1985). Rapid assessment instruments for evaluating practice with children and youth. Journal of Social Service Research, 8, 17-31.

Edleson, J.L., Miller, D., Stone, G.W. & Chapman, D.G. (1985). Group treatment for men who batter. Social Work Research & Abstracts, 21, 18-21.

Edleson, J.L., Eisikovits, Z. & Guttmann, E. (1985). Men who batter: A critical review of the empirical evidence.  Journal of Family Issues, 6, 229-247.

Edleson, J.L. & Roskin, M. (1985). Preventive groupwork for improving immigrant adjustment. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 10, 217-224.

Dolfi, M.A. & Edleson, J.L. (1985). Increasing student self-referral for social work services: A program evaluation. Social Work in Education, 7, 160-170.

Roskin, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1985). The immigration of English-speakers to Israel: 1981 & 1983. International Social Work, 28(2), 1-6.

Roskin, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1984). A research note on the emotional health of English-speaking Immigrants in Israel. Jewish Journal of Sociology, 26, 139-144.

Edleson, J.L. (1984). Violence is the issue: A critique of Neidig's assumptions. Victimology, 9, 483-489.

Edleson, J.L. (1984). Working with men who batter. Social Work, 29, 237-242.

Roskin, M. & Edleson, J.L. (1983). The emotional health of English-speaking immigrants to Israel. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60, 155-161.

Witkin, S.L., Edleson, J.L., Rose, S.D. & Hall, J.H. (1983). Group training in marital communications: A comparative study. J. of Marriage and the Family, 45, 661-669.

Edleson, J.L., Ordman, A. & Rose, S.D. (1982). Assessing children's social skills: The development of and failure to validate a behavioral roleplay test. Journal of Social Service Research, 6, 47-61.

Edleson, J.L. & Rose, S.D. (1981). Investigations into the efficacy of short-term group social skills training for socially isolated children. Child Behavior Therapy, 3, 1-16.

Edleson, J.L. (1981). Teaching children to resolve conflict: A group approach. Social Work, 26, 488-493.

Edleson, J.L. & Rose, S.D. (1981). Developing skills for the interview. In S.P. Schinke (Ed.). Behavioral Methods in Social Welfare: Helping Children, Adults, and Families in Community Settings (pp. 257-268). New York: Aldine.

Edleson, J.L. (1980). The effect of sex differences on sociometric data generated by a roster rating scale instrument. Journal of Social Service Research, 2, 249-254.

Witkin, S.L., Edleson, J.L. & Lindsey, D. (1980). Social workers and statistics: Preparation, attitudes, and knowledge. Journal of Social Service Research, 3, 313-322.

Edleson, J.L., Witkin, S.L. & Rose, S.D. (1979). The recruitment process: An initial investigation. Journal of Social Service Research, 3, 313-322.

Rose, S.D. & Edleson, J.L. (1979). Interpersonal skills training for social workers in small groups. Social Work with Groups, 2, 77- 86.

Edleson, J.L. (1978). A Piagetian approach to social work with children and adolescents. Clinical Social Work Journal, 6, 3-12.

Brockway, B.S., Kleinmann, G., Edleson, J.L. & Gruenewald, K. (1977). Non-aversive procedures and their effect on cigarette smoking. Addictive Behaviors, 2, 121-128.

Rose, S.D., Cayner, J.J. & Edleson, J.L. (1977). Measuring interpersonal competence. Social Work, 22, 125-129.

Research interests: 
  • Race/Class/Gender
  • Systems of Care for Children/Families/Older Adults
  • Violence and Victimization
  • Program Evaluation
  • Family Violence
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Engaging Men
  • Violence Prevention
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