Lynette Renner’s research focuses on how interpersonal violence affects child and family well-being. She is currently engaged in projects in several areas, including: 1) understanding how multi-type family violence affects psychosocial functioning among children and adolescents; 2) exploring associations among family violence, women’s parenting and mental health, and child well-being; 3) examining risk factors for intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration; and 4) exploring associations among civil legal services and women’s economic self-sufficiency, safety and well-being. Her work advances approaches to better address the needs of families who experience violence and improve assessment strategies for identifying risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence and child maltreatment. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children and Families.
Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups; Family Centered Theory and Practice; Practicum Seminar
Family violence and externalizing and internalizing behaviors among children and adolescents; Intimate partner violence and parenting and mental health outcomes for women; Youth violence and delinquency; Risk, resilience and interpersonal violence.
Individual, family, and group practice in substance abuse and psychiatric services