Dr. Richard Gelles, an internationally known expert in domestic violence and child welfare, is available to discuss National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Dr. Gelles holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence. He is the dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, author of the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, director for Penn's Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy and co-director of Penn's Field Center for Children's Policy Practice and Research.
He is the author of "The Violent Home," which was the first investigation resulting in empirical research data on domestic violence. Other works include "The Book of David: How Preserving Families Can Cost Children's Lives" and "Intimate Violence in Families," which made a significant impact on the study of family violence and child welfare.
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