Daniel Saunders, professor of social work, established one of the first intervention programs for men who batter and helped to establish crisis and advocacy programs for battered women in the 1970s. His research, teaching, and service center on the problems of dating and domestic violence. His specific studies focus on offender program evaluation, the traumatic effects of victimization, and the response of professionals and the public to dating and domestic violence. His research has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholars grant to conduct research at the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Professor Saunders' most recent projects involve an evaluation of supervised visitation programs for the children of battered women and a survey of child custody evaluators regarding their beliefs about domestic violence. Based on his publication record, a 2019 report listed him in the top 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty.
Domestic and dating violence, direct practice, program evaluation.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||4668 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1979||PhD||Counseling and Guidance||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1973||MSW||Social Work||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1969||BA||Psychology||St. John's University, Collegeville, MN|
|Inventory of Beliefs About Wife Beating (short version)|
|Inventory of Beliefs About Wife Beating (long version)|
|Studies that Used the Inventory of Beliefs About WifeBeating|
|Profile of Psychological Abuse of Women|
|Inventory of Beliefs About Wife Beating - scoring|
|Measures for Assessment and Evaluation in Supervised Visitation and Exchange Programs|
|Full list of publications on Google Scholar Citations|
|Publications available in University of Michigan's Deep Blue repository|
Saunders, D. (2020). Barriers to leaving an abusive relationship. In R. Geffner, V. Vieth, V. Vaughan-Eden, A. Rosenbaum, L. Hamberger, & J. White (Eds.), Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan. Springer, Cham.
Prost, S. G., Saunders, D. G., & Oehme, K. (2020). Childhood family violence and officer responses to officer-involved domestic violence: Effects of cumulative and resolved trauma. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 22(2), 194-207.
Jirek, S. L., & Saunders, D. G. (2018). Cumulative adversity as a correlate of posttraumatic growth: The effects of multiple traumas, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.
Khaw, L., Bermea, A. M., Hardesty, J. L., Whittaker, A. M., & Saunders, D. G. (2018). “The system had choked me too": Abused mothers' perceptions of the custody determination process that resulted in negative custody outcomes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Saunders, D. G. (2017). State laws related to family judges' and custody evaluators' recommendations in cases of intimate partner violence: Final summary overview. Final report to the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Criminal Justice Reference Service No. 250667.
Oehme, K., Prost, S. G., & Saunders, D. G. (2016). Police responses to cases of officer-involved domestic violence: The effects of a brief web-based training. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
Saunders, D. G. (2016). Self defense and violence against women in the United States. In N. Naples (Ed.). The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. State University of New York Press.
Piette, J. D., Valenstein, M., Eisenberg, D., Fetters, M. D., Sen, A., Saunders, D., Watkins, D., & Aikens, J. E. (2015). Rationale and methods of a trial to evaluate a depression telemonitoring program that includes a patient-selected support person. Journal of Clinical Trials, 5(1), 1-8.
Saunders, D. G., Faller, K. C., & Tolman, R. M. (2015). Beliefs and recommendations regarding child custody and visitation in cases Involving domestic violence: A comparison of professionals in different roles. Violence Against Women, 22, 722-744. Sage Journals.
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.
Lacey, K. K., Saunders, D. G. & Zhang, L. (2011). A comparison of women of color and non-Hispanic White women on factors related to leaving a violent relationship. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 1036-1055.
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.
Saunders, D. G. (2009). Programs for men who batter. In E. Buzawa & E. Stark (Eds). Interpersonal Violence. Praeger/Greenwood.
Saunders, D. G. (2008). When battered women lose custody: Dangerous parents or systems failure? Sitting In: Newsletter of the Supervised Visitation Network. Jacksonville, FL: SVN - Supervised Visitation Network.
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