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Richard M. Tolman, LMSW, PhD, is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He received his doctorate in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MSW from the University of Michigan. Professor Tolman's work focuses on the effectiveness of interventions designed to change violent and abusive behavior, and the impact of violence on the physical, psychological and economic well-being of victims He began his work in this area as a practitioner working with men who batter in 1980. His current projects include research on the impact of and prevention of abuse during pregnancy and involvement of men and boys as allies to end men's violence against women. He is currently co-Director of the Global Research Program on Mobilizing Men for Violence Prevention, a collaborative project between the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota.
Professor Tolman teaches primarily in the interpersonal practice sequence. He also co-teaches a course focusing on community empowerment through creative expression. He is engaged in several projects, overlapping dimensions of research, teaching and service, that focus on the use of creative arts in social work efforts.
|(734) 764-5333||(734) email@example.com||3702 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1984||PhD||Social Welfare||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1979||MSW||Interpersonal Practice||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1975||BS||Communication Studies||Northwestern University, Evanston, IL|
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Kimball, E., Edleson, J.L., Neugut, T.B., Tolman, R.M., & Carlson, J. (in press). Global efforts to engage men in preventing violence against women: An international survey. Violence Against Women.
Kimball, E. T., Edleson, J., Tolman, R. M., Neugut, T., & Carlson, J. (in press). Engaging men as allies in ending violence against women: a global survey of organizations. Violence Against Women.
Adams, A., Tolman, R. M., Bybee, D., & Sullivan, C. (in press). The impact of intimate partner violence on low-income women's economic well-being. Violence Against Women.
Adams, A E., Bybee, D., Tolman, R. M., Sullivan, C. M., & Kennedy, A. C. (in press). Does job stability mediate the relationship between intimate partner violence and mental health among low-income women? American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
Carlson, J., Casey, E., Kimball, E., Neugut, T., Tolman, R. M., & Edelson, J. (in press). Strategies to engage men and boys in violence prevention: A global organizational perspective. Violence Against Women.
Adams, A., E., Greeson, Kennedy, A. C., & Tolman, R. M. (in press). The effects of adolescent intimate partner violence on women's educational attainment and earning in adulthood. Journal of Intimate Partner Violence.
Saunders, D. G., Faller, K. C., & Tolman, R. M. (in press). Beliefs and recommendations regarding child custody and visitation in cases involving domestic violence: a comparison of professionals in different roles. Violence Against Women.
Neugut, T., Edleson, J., & Tolman, R. M. (in press). Children exposed to domestic violence: Prevention approaches. In S. Alexander, R. Alexander, & N. Guterman (Ed.), Prevention of child maltreatment. G.W. Medical Publishing.
Saunders, D. G., Tolman, R. M., & Faller, K. C. (2013). Factors associated with child custody evaluators' recommendations in cases of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 473-483.
Casey, E. A., Carlson, J. C., Fraguela-Rios, C., Kimball, E., Neugut, T., Tolman, R. M., & Edleson, J. (2013). Contexts, challenges, and tensions in global efforts to engage men in the prevention of violence against women: an ecological analysis. Men and Masculinities. doi: 10.1177/1097184X12472336.
Lee, S. J., Neugut, T., Rosenblum, K L., Tolman, R. T., Travis, W. J., & Walker, M. H. (2013). Sources of parenting support in early fatherhood: Perspectives of United States Air Force members. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 908-915.
Maxwell, N., Scourfield, J., Featherstone, B., Holland, S., & Tolman, R. M. (2012). Engaging fathers in child welfare services: a narrative review of recent research evidence. Child & Family Social Work, 17, 160-169.
Scourfield, J., Tolman, R. M., Maxwell, N., Holland, S., Bullock, A., & Sloan, L. (2012). Results of a training course for social workers on engaging fathers in child protection. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(8), 1425-1432.
Saunders, D., Faller, K., Tolman, R. (2011). Child custody evaluators' beliefs about domestic abuse allegations: Their relationship to evaluator demographics, background, domestic violence knowledge and custody-visitation recommendations. Final Technical Report Submitted to the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
Tolman, R. M., & Edleson, J. (2010). Intervening with men for violence prevention. In C. M. Renzetti, J. L. Edleson, & R. Kennedy Bergen (Eds.), Sourcebook on violence against women (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.
Tolman, R. M., Himle, J., Bybee, D., Abelson, J., Hoffman, J., & Van Etten-Lee, M. (2009). Impact of social anxiety disorder on employment among women receiving welfare benefits. Psychiatric Services, 60, 61-66.