Systems of Care for Children/Families/Elderly

Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare: FAQs

I am not affiliated with Berkeley Social Welfare. Can I still become involved with CPRSW?

Send us an email at and we would be happy to discuss opportunities with you.

I am looking for faculty who conduct prevention research to serve on a supervisory committee. Are CPRSW faculty affiliates available for this purpose?

There are many students at UC Berkeley who have interests in prevention research. Unfortunately, we receive more student requests than we can accommodate. At this time, we can only consider...

Jeffrey L. Edleson

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...

Center for Comparative Family Welfare and Poverty Research

Comparative Studies that Examine How Industrialized Nations Respond to the Needs of Working Families About

Income maintenance programs are at the very core of our social welfare system, providing financial support for those in need. Over the last decade, increasing fiscal constraints along with growing public dissatisfaction have created pressures for the reform of income maintenance programs. It is important that proposals to revise programs such as AFDC, General Assistance, Social Security Pensions, and Disability Insurance are informed by systematic analysis of data and...

Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare: Contributions


Lee, J., Roscoe, J., Ziemer, K.L., Kim, B.K.E., & Shapiro, V.B. (2018, April). Integrated version: Creating an “Integrative Dosage” measure for SEL Interventions Implemented Across “Lesson-based” and “Strategy-Based” Dose Forms. In V.B. Shapiro (Chair) & M.J. Elias (Discussant), Innovations for Social and Emotional Learning implementation: Lessons from the TOOLBOX Implementation Research Project. Presentation for the American Education Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Campbell, E.J., Kim, B.K.E., Lee, J., & Shapiro, V.B. (April, 2018). Teacher ratings of...