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Current research projects

Coordinated Care for IPV Survivors through the M Health Community Network

Team
Lynette M. Renner (PI), Cari J. Clark (co-PI; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health), Mary Logeais, (co-I; University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine), and Hannah Scott (Project Coordinator)Carolyn Copps Hartley (PI; University of Iowa) and Lynette M. Renner (co-PI)

Funder
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health

Project Period
08/15/2015-07/31/2018

Objectives

  • Train all University of Minnesota Clinic and Surgery Center (CSC) providers on IPV identification, consequences, and culturally-competent prevention and intervention approaches
  • Routinize evidence-based IPV screening within the CSC clinics
  • Expand and standardize existing counseling and referral strategies for IPV, both within the clinics and across the community network
  • Operationalize and standardize documentation and communication across healthcare providers and network of IPV affiliates
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Network project on IPV-related outcomes for women, including, anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, substance use and physical health, along with a decrease in re-victimization and emergency room and hospital utilization.

Finding cost-effective ways to reduce truancy and crime: An evaluation of the Ramsey County Truancy Intervention Programs

Team
Lynette M. Renner (PI), Clea McNeely (co-PI; University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Department of Public Health), Won Lee (Graduate Research Assistant), and Besu Alemu (Graduate Research Assistant)

Funder
National Institute of Justice

Project Period
01/01/2015-12/31/2017

Objectives

  • Conduct a longitudinal individual-level outcome study of children in grades K-12 who participated in SAM (Student Attendance Matters) between 2004-2015
  • Determine whether implementation of the SAM program demonstrates high economic benefits relative to costs; and
  • Disseminate study findings to education and legal professionals and policy makers working to reduce the incidence and impact of truancy at individual and community levels.

Siblings of children who have been maltreated: An examination of developmental outcomes and child welfare practice

Team
Lynette M. Renner (PI), Lindsay Anderson (Graduate Research Assistant), and Kristine L. Piescher (Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare)

Funder
University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

Project Period
10/1/2014-09/30/2017

Objectives

  • Determine the policies of Minnesota counties with respect to the identification of siblings and the inclusion of siblings in family assessments
  • Explore how siblings are included in family assessments and the extent that services are provided to the siblings of a child who is maltreated
  • Explore how IPV is included in family assessments and the extent that services are provided to children exposed to IPV
  • Explore differential education and health outcomes for children who are maltreated, siblings of children who are maltreated, and children exposed to IPV.