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Renner

Lynette Renner

Associate Professor; Director, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
Ph.D.: Social Welfare (minor: Educational Psychology-Quantitative Methods), University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S.W.: Social Work, University of Kentucky
BSW/BS: Social Work & Social and Behavioral Sciences (minor: Sociology), University of Mary

School of Social Work
Peters Hall

1404 Gortner Ave
Tel: 612/625-1220

Areas of Interest

Family violence; intimate partner violence and child maltreatment; parenting; mental/behavioral health; suicide; delinquency; peer victimization; help-seeking; family-based interventions

My primary research interest is family violence, specifically intimate partner violence and child maltreatment.  My scholarship is focused on: understanding the prevalence and co-occurrence of victimization types; identifying risk factors for specific types of violence; exploring associations between victimization and behavioral, mental health, and academic outcomes for children/youth; exploring associations between victimization and health and parenting outcomes for adults; and refining intervention strategies to better meet the needs of individuals and families who have experienced violence.  I am currently a principal investigator on projects that are funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.  I currently teach MSW courses on family and group work and direct practice evaluation, and a PhD course on theory and model building. 

Selected Publications

  1. Palmer, J.E., Renner, L.M., Goodman, L., & Dutton, M.A. (2016). Does type of child risk affect whether mothers seek assistance for intimate partner violence from civil or criminal court? Violence Against Women, 22(4) 474-495.

  2. Renner, L.M., Schwab Reese, L.M., Peek-Asa, C. & Ramirez, M. (2015). Reporting patterns of unidirectional and bidirectional verbal aggression and physical violence among rural couples. Journal of Family Violence, 30(8), 1069-1078.

  3. Renner, L.M., Cavanaugh, C.E., & Easton, S.D. (2015). Pathways linking violence against women, depression, personal mastery, and perceived parenting competence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(9), 2817-2826.

  4. Renner, L.M., Whitney, S.D., & Easton, S.D. (2015). Profiles of self-reported parenting competence and stress among women with/without histories of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(3), 749-761.

  5. Renner, L.M., Whitney, S.D., & Vasquez, M. (2015). Individual and interpersonal risk factors for physical intimate partner violence perpetration by biological sex and ethnicity. Violence and Victims, 30(1), 97-119.

  6. Clark, T.J., Renner, L.M., Sobel, R.K., Carter, K.D., Nerad, J.A., Allen, R.C., & Shriver, E.M. (2014). Intimate partner violence (IPV): An under-recognized and underappreciated etiology of orbital floor fractures. Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 30(6), 508-511.

  7. Coohey, C., Dirks-Bihun, A., Renner, L.M., & Baller, R. (2014). Strain, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts among maltreated adolescents in the United States. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(7), 1171-1179.

  8. Boel-Studt, S., & Renner, L.M. (2014). Child and family-level correlates of direct and indirect peer victimization among children ages 6-9. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(6), 1051-1060.

  9. Anderson, K.M., Renner, L.M., & Bloom, T.S. (2014). Rural women’s strategic responses to intimate partner violence. Health Care for Women International, 35(4), 423-441.

  10. Renner, L.M., Habib, L., Stromquist, A.M., & Peek-Asa, C. (2014). The association of intimate partner violence and depressive symptoms in a cohort of rural couples. Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 50-58.

  11. Boel-Studt, S., & Renner, L.M. (2013). Individual and familial risk and protective correlates of physical and psychological peer victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(12), 1163-1174.

  12. Easton, S.D., & Renner, L.M. (2013). Factors from Durkheim’s family integration dimension related to suicidal ideation among men with histories of child sexual abuse. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(3), 336-346.

  13. Easton, S.D., Renner, L.M., & O’Leary, P. (2013). Suicide attempts among men with histories of CSA: Examining abuse severity, mental health, and masculine norms. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(6), 380-387.

  14. Renner, L.M., & Boel-Studt, S. (2013). The relation between intimate partner violence, parenting stress, and child behavior problems. Journal of Family Violence, 28(2), 201-212.

  15. Boel-Studt, S., & Renner, L.M. (2014). Child and family-level correlates of direct and indirect peer victimization among children ages 6-9. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(6), 1051-1060.

  16. Anderson, K.M., Renner, L.M., & Bloom, T.S. (2014). Rural women’s strategic responses to intimate partner violence. Health Care for Women International, 35(4), 423-441.

  17. Renner, L.M., Habib, L., Stromquist, A.M., & Peek-Asa, C. (2014). The association of intimate partner violence and depressive symptoms in a cohort of rural couples. Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 50-58.

  18. Boel-Studt, S., & Renner, L.M. (2013). Individual and familial risk and protective correlates of physical and psychological peer victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(12), 1163-1174.

  19. Easton, S.D., & Renner, L.M. (2013). Factors from Durkheim’s family integration dimension related to suicidal ideation among men with histories of child sexual abuse. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43(3), 336-346.

  20. Easton, S.D., Renner, L.M., & O’Leary, P. (2013). Suicide attempts among men with histories of CSA: Examining abuse severity, mental health, and masculine norms. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(6), 380-387.

  21. Renner, L.M., Coohey, C., Ruch, G., & O’Leary, P. (2013). Self-reported panic attacks in adulthood: Relationship with injury, disclosure, and location of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Social Work, 13(3), 308-318.

  22. Renner, L.M., & Boel-Studt, S. (2013). The relation between intimate partner violence, parenting stress, and child behavior problems. Journal of Family Violence, 28(2), 201-212.

  23. Anderson, K.M., Renner, L.M., & Danis, F.S. (2012). Recovery: Resilience and growth in the aftermath of domestic violence. Violence Against Women, 18(11), 1279-1299.

  24. Renner, L.M. (2012). Single types of family violence victimization and externalizing behaviors among children and adolescents. Journal of Family Violence, 27(3), 177-186.

  25. Renner, L.M. (2012). Intrafamilial physical victimization and externalizing behavior problems: Who remain the ‘forgotten’ children? Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, 17(2), 158-170.

  26. Renner, L.M., & Whitney, S.D. (2012). Risk factors for unidirectional and bidirectional intimate partner violence among young adults. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36(1), 40-52.

  27. Renner, L.M. (2011). The presence of IPV in foster care cases: Examining referrals for services, reunification goals, and system responsibility. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(6), 980-990.

  28. Whitney, S.D., Renner, L.M., & Herrenkohl, T.I. (2010). Gender differences in risk and promotive classifications associated with adolescent delinquency. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171(2), 116-138.

  29. Renner, L.M., & Whitney, S.D. (2010). Examining symmetry in intimate partner violence among young adults using socio-demographic characteristics. Journal of Family Violence, 25(2), 91-106. 

  30. Renner, L.M. (2009). Intimate partner violence victimization and parenting stress: Assessing the mediating role of depressive symptoms. Violence Against Women, 15(11), 1380-1401.

Selected Presentations

  1. Renner, L.M., & Hartley, C.C. (2016). Well-being among women who have experienced IPV and received civil legal services.  Paper presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

  2. Renner, L.M., Boel-Studt, S., & Whitney, S.D. (2016). Emotional and behavioral profiles among youth who have experienced victimization. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

  3. Renner, L.M., Lewis-Dmello, A., Michel, H., & Clark, C.J. (2016). Women’s perceptions of changes in the parent-child relationship over the course of group therapy. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

  4. Fisher, C.C., & Renner, L.M. (2016). Using service-learning to engage students in international community-based participatory research. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Seoul, South Korea.

  5. McNeely, C., & Renner, L.M., (2016). Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in school discipline? The Truancy Intervention Program. Poster presented the 24th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research. San Francisco, CA.

  6. Fisher, C.M., & Renner, L.M. (2016). Strategies for creating LGBTQ-supportive schools: Recommendations from LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ students. Poster presented at the 20th annual Society for Social Work and Research conference. Washington, DC.

  7. Fisher, C., & Renner, L.M. (2015). Mitigating consequences of HIV/AIDS through social development: Results from a qualitative implementation study in Kenya. Paper presented at the 19th International Consortium for Social Development. Singapore. 

  8. Renner, L.M., & Hartley, C.C. (2015). Perceptions of procedural and distributive justice in the civil legal system among women who experience intimate partner violence. Poster presented at EVAWI’s International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Campus Responses. New Orleans, LA.

  9. Palmer, J.E., & Renner, L.M. (2015). Help-seeking by mothers who experience intimate partner violence: The role of child risk. Paper presented at the 19th annual Society for Social Work and Research conference. New Orleans, LA.

  10. Renner, L.M., Schwab Reese, L.M., Peek-Asa, C., & Ramirez, M. (2014). Reporting patterns of unidirectional and bidirectional verbal aggression and physical violence among rural couples. Paper presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

  11. Renner, L.M., & Hartley, C.C. (2014). Women’s perceptions of which strategies are helpful/unhelpful to stopping violence. Paper presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

  12. Renner, L.M., & Whitney, S.D. (2013). Risk factors for physical intimate partner violence perpetration across sex and ethnicity. Paper presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, HI.

  13. Renner, L.M., & Easton, S.D. (2012) Factors from Durkheim’s family integration related to suicidal ideation among men with histories of child sexual abuse.  Paper presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH. 

  14. Renner, L.M., & Whitney, S.D. (2012). Risk factors for unidirectional and bidirectional intimate partner violence among young adults. Paper presented at the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Belfast, United Kingdom. 

  15. Renner, L.M. (2011). The role of maternal depressive symptoms in the relationship between intimate partner violence victimization and parenting stress. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Violence against Women. Montréal, Québec, Canada.