Violence and Victimization

Steven P. Segal

Steven segalProfessor of the Graduate School Steven P. Segal's research interests include mental health and social policy, research methods, adult residential care, self-help mental health services, violence and mental illness.

Jeffrey L. Edleson

Jeffrey EdlesonDean and Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services Jeffrey L. Edleson is a leading expert in domestic violence. His current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children.

Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem Address one of the Grand Challenges of Social Work

June 3, 2019

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In 2016, over 6.6 million adults were under correctional supervision, and an additional 975,000 youths under 18 had cases pass through the juvenile court system. The impacts of justice system involvement are disproportionately felt by low-income families and communities of color. The economic and human costs of this crisis have led the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare to identify smart decarceration as one of the Grand Challenges for Social Work. Berkeley Social Welfare faculty members Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem examine the impact of the criminal justice system on vulnerable populations.

Jennifer Skeem

Jennifer SkeemMack Distinguished Professor Jennifer Skeem's research focuses on the intersection between behavioral science and the justice system—with the goal of informing effective decision-making about people at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.

Paul Sterzing

Paul SterzingAssociate Professor Paul Sterzing’s research focuses on polyvictimization, bullying victimization, and the links between familial and extrafamilial forms of victimization among sexual and gender minority youth and other vulnerable adolescent populations.

Violent Conflict Impact on Staff, Volunteers and Students Working with Refugees and War Traumatized Populations

Principal Investigators and Research Partners: 
  • Niveen Rizkalla, PhD, Principal Investigator
  • Laila Soudi, MSc, Stanford University, School of Medicine
  • Felix Holl, MSc, UC San Francisco, Health Informatics & Global Health
  • Isabel Ullmann, UC Berkeley, Peace and Conflict Studies 
Summary and Findings: 

Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare: FAQs

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Center for Prevention Research in Social Welfare: Contributions

2018

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.