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Jeffrey M. Jenson, Ph.D., is the Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk and Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. Dr. Jenson’s teaching and research interests address the etiology and prevention of childhood and adolescent problems of bullying, aggression, school dropout, and juvenile delinquency. His research focuses on the application of a risk and resilience approach to preventing childhood and adolescent health and behavior problems and on the evaluation of prevention strategies aimed at promoting positive youth development. Dr. Jenson has published four books and numerous articles on the topic of adolescent problem behavior. He is currently principal investigator of the Bridge Project Afterschool Project, a longitudinal investigation aimed at improving academic and behavioral outcomes among children and youth residing in four Denver public housing communities. Dr. Jenson has received several awards for his scholarship, including the Aaron Rosen Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. He was awarded the University of Denver Distinguished Scholar Award in 2003 and the University Lecturer Award in 2007. He was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Social Work Research from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Jenson was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011.
Denver Public Schools Prevention Trial: Effects of the Youth Matters Curriculum on Bullying and Aggression
Aaron Rosen Lecture. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research. New Orleans, Louisana. January 16, 2009.