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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. Renner, L.M., & Boel-Studt, S. (2017). Physical family violence and externalizing and internalizing behaviors among children and adolescents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(4), 474-486.

  2. Burnette, C.E., & Renner, L.M. (2017). A pattern of cumulative disadvantage: Risk factors for violence across Indigenous women’s lives. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(4), 1166-1185. 

  3. Schwab Reese, L.M., & Renner, L.M. (2017). Attitudinal acceptance of and experiences with intimate partner violence among rural adults. Journal of Family Violence, 32(1), 115-123.

  4. Markward, M., Renner, L.M., Yu, M., & Cary, S. (2016). Perceptions of torture in men’s abuse of women. Violence and Gender, 3(4), 196-201.

  5. Spencer, R.A., Renner, L.M., & Clark, C.J. (2016). Patterns of dating violence perpetration and victimization in US young adult males and females. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(15), 2576-2597.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Sabri, B., Renner, L.M., Stockman, J.K., Mittal, M., & Decker, M. (2014). Risk factors for severe intimate partner violence and violence-related injuries among women in India. Women & Health, 54(4), 281-300.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Coohey, C., Renner, L.M., & Sabri, B. (2013). Victimization, the parent-child relationship, and externalizing behavior among Latino and White adolescent boys and girls. Journal of Family Violence, 28(4), 359-368.

  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. Hartley, C.C., Renner, L.M., & Mackel, S. (2013). Civil legal services and domestic violence: Missed service opportunities. Families in Society, 94(1), 15-22.

  23. 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.

  24. Coohey, C., Johnson, K., Renner, L.M., & Easton, S.D. (2013). Actuarial risk assessment in child protective services:  Construction methodology and performance criteria. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(1), 151-161.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

Selected Presentations

  1. Renner, L.M., Logeais, M., & Clark, C.J. (2017, September). Readiness to identify and respond to intimate partner violence in a multi-specialty outpatient setting: An examination across provider types.  Poster presented at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. San Francisco, CA.

  2. Renner, L.M., Markward, M., Yu, M., & Cary, S. (2017, July). Perceptions of torture in men’s abuse of women.  Paper presented at the 20th International Consortium for Social Development. Zagreb, Croatia.

  3. Fisher, C., & Renner, L.M. (2017, July). Community perspectives on overcoming poverty in rural Kenya. Paper presented at the 20th International Consortium for Social Development. Zagreb, Croatia. 

  4. Hartley, C.C., Renner, L.M., & Taylor, J. (2017, June).  A closer look at the importance of civil legal services on battered women.  Invited presentation at the Iowa State Bar Association annual meeting. Des Moines, IA. 

  5. Burnette, C.E., Renner, L.M., & Figley, C.R. (2017, June). Historical oppression, family resilience and depression: Martialing Indigenous-based knowledge and research to predict and explain health disparities. Paper presented at the 4th International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference. Alta, Norway.

  6. Renner, L.M., & Hartley, C.C. (2017, January). Perceptions of parenting among women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the 21st annual Society for Social Work and Research conference. New Orleans, LA.

  7. Fisher, C.M, & Renner, L.M. (2017, January). Middle school and high school students’ experiences with LGBTQ environmental microaggressions. Paper presented at the 21st annual Society for Social Work and Research conference. New Orleans, LA.

  8. Hartley, C.C., Renner, L.M., & Taylor, J. (2016, November). What we now know: Results of a multiyear study on the long-term impact of counsel for DV survivors. Panel presentation at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association annual conference. Indianapolis, IN.

  9. Renner, L.M. (2016, August). Physical family violence and externalizing and internalizing behaviors among children and adolescents. Poster presented at the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. San Diego, CA.

  10. 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.

  11. Hartley, C.C., & Renner, L.M. (2016, July). The influence of civil legal services on women’s economic self-sufficiency.  Paper presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, NH.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Fisher, C., & Renner, L.M. (2015, July). Implementing a community-based participatory study abroad course for social work: Challenges, lessons learned, and educational & social development outcomes. Paper presented at the 19th International Consortium for Social Development. Singapore.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Renner, L.M., Schwab Reese, L.M., Peek-Asa, C., & Ramirez, M. (2014, July). 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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. 

  23. 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. 

  24. Johnson, K., Coohey, C., & Renner, L.M. (2012, April). Who is at risk? How risk information can help prevent harm to children. Workshop held at the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Belfast, United Kingdom.