Dr. Annelise Mennicke
Violence Against Women and Children Special Interest Group Anti-Sexual Violence Statement
As social work professionals who research violence against women and children, we express our strong solidarity with survivors of all forms of sexual violence, including molestation, harassment, sexual assault, and rape, and support efforts to hold those who perpetrate sexual violence accountable for their actions.
We join efforts with those working to eliminate cultural norms that permit and encourage an environment where sexual violence is rampant and unchecked. This includes strengthening norms that encourage individuals to regard sexual violence as a community issue that we all have responsibility to address, as well as encouraging individuals, families, and communities to aspire towards healthy, respectful relationships. Further we seek to build social work organizations with the necessary policies and practices to ensure workplaces free from retaliation, bullying, retribution, and other misuses of power and control.
We commit to conduct research that affirms survivors’ experiences and acknowledges the role of social stigma, societal structures, and systemic oppression. We view sexual violence from an intersectional perspective and understand that members of marginalized groups have higher rates and bear disproportionate burden of sexual violence, including (but not limited to) those living in poverty, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, and racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities. We value research that provides evidence to effectively estimate, prevent, recognize and respond to sexual violence. We also advocate for research to help determine best strategies for working with individuals who perpetrate sexual violence.
In addition, we commit to doing all we can to assure our students and colleagues have educational and professional experiences that are safe, affirming, and free from sexual violence.
- Expanding the scope of bystander intervention to prevent multiple forms of harm (alcohol use, child sex trafficking)
- Sexual violence prevention and response programming at universities
- Trauma-informed interventions for incarcerated women to decrease recidivism and improve functioning
Ph.D. (2015) Florida State University — Social Work
MSW (2011) Florida State University
BS (2008) University of Florida — Psychology
Undergraduate Research I & Research II
Undergraduate Honors Research I & II
Graduate Research I
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
Social Justice and Diversity
Health and Well-Being in India
Selected Research Presentations (Pecha Kecha or 20x20s)
Selected News Features
- Police departments are terrible at investigate rape, and that’s fine with Jeff Sessions: http://splinternews.com/police-departments-are-terrible-at-investigating-rapes-1795260664
- Developers create wearable tech aimed at stopping sexual assault: http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Developers-create-wearable-tech-aimed-at-stopping-sexual-assault-441716333.html
Cramer, R.J., Keeton, P., Mennicke, A. (Co-I), Dooley, B., Montanaro, E., Kaniuka, A.R., DeWitt S., Smyre, S., Gourdine, L., Wilson, W., & Bollers. T. Implementing a Trauma-Informed Social-Ecological Approach to Campus Suicide Prevention at UNC Charlotte. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant.
Montanaro, E., Mennicke, A. (Co-PI), Bystander Intervention for Problematic Alcohol Use Measure (BIPAUM) to Reduce Risky Drinking among Diverse College Students. 1R15AA028910-01. National Institute for Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Institutes of Health.
Mennicke, A. (PI) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Green Dot to Prevent Multiple Forms of Violence Among High School Youth Who Have Been Exposed to Family Violence. 1K01CE003158-01-00. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention.
Mennicke, A. (PI) Exploring Factors Associated with Suicides of Individuals in Prison or Jail. Supported by funding from the Office of Research and Economic Development Faculty Research Grants Program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dooley, B., Newell, J., & Mennicke, A. (Co-PI) UNC Charlotte eNOugh Social Media Grant. A partnership with the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.
Mennicke, A. (PI) The Leadership Institute: Changing the Narrative of Campus Gender-Based Violence. Supported by funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.
Mennicke, A. (PI) Social Service Providers’ Perspectives of Categories of Intimate Partner Violence. Supported by funding from the Office of Research and Economic Development Faculty Research Grants Program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Mennicke, A., Kaniuka, A., Pruneda, P., & Cramer, R. (in press). Substance abuse-related suicide after release from correctional, behavioral health, and healthcare facilities using National Violent Death Reporting System Data, 2003-2017. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Mennicke, A., Bush, H.M., Brancato, C.J., & Coker, A.L. (2021). Bystander intervention efficacy to reduce teen dating violence among high school youth who did and did not witness parental partner violence: A path analysis of a cluster RCT. Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-021-00297-y
Mennicke, A. M., Kulkarni, S., Ross, T., Ferrante-Fusilli, F., Valencia, M., Meehan, E. & Crocker, T. (2021). Field note – Responding to the #MeToo era in social work: A policy for sexual harassment in field. Journal of Social Work Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2021.1943582
Mennicke, A. M., Daniels, K., & Fraga Rizo, C. (2021). Suicide completion among incarcerated women. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 27, 14-22. http://doi.org/10.1089/jchc.18.12.0070
Palmer, J., Williams, E., & Mennicke, A. (2021). Interpersonal violence experiences and disclosure patterns for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer+ , and heterosexual university students. Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-021-00268-3
Klein, L. B., Brewer, N. Q., Mennicke, A., Christenson, C., Baldwin-White, A., Cloy, C., & Wood. L. (2020). Centering minoritized students in campus interpersonal violence research. Journal of Family Violence.
Hoxmeier, J., Mennicke, A., & McMahon, S. (2020). Bystander intervention opportunities and prosocial response among gender and sexual minority college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, doi: 0886260520967131.
Swan, L., Mennicke, A. M., Magnuson, A., & MacConnie, L. (2020). Social risk factors for interpersonal violence victimization among college students: Findings from a mixed-gender sample. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 30(5), 605-624. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2020.1832170
Mennicke, A. M., Bowling, J., Geiger, E., & Brewster, M. (2020). Disclosure to friends or family on consequences after interpersonal violence: Influence of sexual identity and race. Journal of American College Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2020.1806849
Mennicke, A. M., Bush, H., Brancato, C., & Coker, A. (2020). Sexual minority high school boys’ and girls’ risk of sexual violence, harassment, stalking, or bullying. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801220937811
Kennedy, S. C., Mennicke, A. M., & Allen, C. (2020). “I took care of my kids”: Mothering while incarcerated. Health and Justice, 8(12). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40352-020-00109-3
Kennedy, S. C., Mennicke, A. M., & Paul, R. (2020). Childhood polyvictimization and serious mental health issues for incarcerated women. Special issue of Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Abuse, 30(3), 410-427. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2020.1774693
Cramer, R.J., Wright, S., Wilsey, C.N, Kaniuka, A.R., Bowling, J., Crocker, T., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Montanaro, E., Mennicke, A., & Heron, K.E. (2020). Alternative sexuality, sexual orientation, and mobile technology: Findings from the national coalition for sexual freedom technologyand health enhancement feasibility study. Psychology & Sexuality. https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2020.1777188
Cramer, R.J., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Kaniuka, A.R., Wilsey, C.N., Mennicke, A., Wright, S., Montanaro, E., Bowling, J., & Heron, K.E. (2020). Preferences in information processing, marginalized identity, and non-monogamy: Understanding factors in suicide-related behavior among members of the alternative sexuality community. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 3233. DOI:10.3390/ijerph17093233.
Swan, L., Mennicke, A. M., & Kim, Y. (2020). Reproductive coercion and violent victimization experiences among college students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519898424.
Mennicke, A. M., Bowling, J., Gromer, J., & Ryan, C. (2019). Factors associated with and barriers to disclosure of a sexual assault to formal on-campus resources among college students. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801219889173
Rizo, C.F., Mennicke, A. M., & VanDenise, T. (2019). Characteristics and factors associated with intimate partner violence-related homicide post-release from jail or prison. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519888195.
Moore, J., & Mennicke, A. M. (2019). Empathy deficits and perceived permissive environments: Sexual harassment perpetration on college campuses. Special issue of Journal of Sexual Aggression.
Mennicke, A. M., Geiger, E., & Brewster, M. (2019). Interpersonal violence prevention considerations for sexual minority college students: Lower campus connection, worse perceptions of institutional support, and more accurate understandings of sexual consent. Special issue of Journal of Family Violence.
Bowling, J., Mennicke, A., Blekfeld-Sztraky, D., Simmons, M., Dodge, B., Sundarraman, V., Lakshmi, B., Dharuman, S., Herbenick, D. (2019). The influences of stigma on sexuality among sexual and gender minoritized individuals in urban India. International Journal of Sexual Health, 31, 269-282. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2019.1625994.
Priester, M. A., Kulkarni, S. K., Mennicke, A. M., & Bell, B. A. (2019). Factors associated with batterer intervention program completion. Violence and Victims, 34(2), 296 – 311.
Mennicke, A. M., Magruder, L., & MacConnie, L. (2018). “It’s tricky…”: Intimate partner violence service providers’ perspectives of assessment and referral by child welfare workers. Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-018-9991-2
Mennicke, A. (2018). Expanding and validating a typology of intimate partner violence: Intersections of violence and control within relationships. Violence Against Women. DOI: 10.1177/1077801218780362
Mennicke, A. M., Kennedy, S. C., Gromer, J., & Klem-O’Connor, M. (2018). Evaluation of a social norms violence prevention campaign targeted toward college men: Attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors over five years. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Graham, L. M., Mennicke, A. M., Rizo, C. F., Wood, L., & Mengo, C. W. (2018) Interpersonal violence prevention and response on college and university campuses: Opportunities for faculty leadership. Invited commentary in Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-018-9968-1
Hodes, C., & Mennicke, A. M. (2018). Is it conflict or abuse?: A practice note for furthering differential assessment and response. Clinical Social Work Journal. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-018-0655-8
Kennedy, S. C., Mennicke, A. M., Feely, M., & Tripodi, S. (2018). The relationship between interpersonal victimization and women’s criminal offending: A latent class analysis. Women and Criminal Justice. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08974454.2018.1441774
Kulkarni, S. J., Mennicke, A. M., & Woods, S. J. (2018). Intimate partner violence (IPV) in the workplace: Exploring gender differences in current health outcomes. Violence and Victims, 33(3).
Kennedy, S. C. & Mennicke, A. M. (2017). “Behind every woman in prison is a man:” Incarcerated women’s perceptions of how we can better help them in the context of interpersonal victimization. Special issue of Journal of Progressive Human Services: Radical Thought & Praxis, 29(3).
Groton, D. B., Gromer, J. M., Mennicke, A. M., Lee, J., Gul, M., Dupree, E. M., & Munn, J. (2017). “Give us a chance”: Understanding job-seeking among women experiencing homelessness. Journal of Employment Counseling, 54(3), 115-131.
Tripodi, S., Mennicke, A., McCarter, S., & Ropes, K. (2017). Evaluating Seeking Safety for women in prison: An RCT pilot study. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731517706550
Mennicke, A., & Ropes, K. (2016). Estimating the rate of domestic violence perpetrated by law enforcement officers: A review of methods and estimates. Aggression and Violent Behavior. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.09.003
Mennicke, A., Gromer, J., Oehme, K., & MacConnie, L. (2016). Workplace experiences of LGBT criminal justice officers: A qualitative investigation of officers attending an international LGBT law enforcement conference. Policing and Society. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2016.1238918
Mennicke, A., & Kulkarni, S. (2016). Understanding gender symmetry within an expanded partner violence typology. Special Issue of Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-016-9867-2
Onifade, T., Lee, J., & Mennicke, A., Holmes, J. L., & Harris, R. (2015). Predicting delinquent behaviors for Korean youth using the parent-child relationship and career goal tension. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1080/15377938.2015.1126698
Mennicke, A. & Wilke, D. (2015). Predicting bidirectional intimate partner violence: Demographic and historical factors that influence initiating threats or use of violence by IPV victims. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.
Mennicke, A., Tripodi, S., Veeh, C., & Wilke, D., & Kennedy, S. C. (2015). Assessing attitude and reincarceration outcomes associated with in-prison domestic violence treatment program completion. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 54(7), 465-485, DOI: 10.1080/10509674.2015.1076103.
Oehme, K., Stern, N., & Mennicke, A. (2015). A deficiency in addressing campus sexual assault: The lack of women law enforcement officers. Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, 38(2), 337 – 372.
Kennedy, S. C., Abell, N., & Mennicke, A. (2014). Initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory. Research on Social Work Practice.
Mennicke, A., Anderson, D., Oehme, K., & Kennedy, S. (2014). Law enforcement officers’ perception of rape and rape victims: A multimethod study. Violence and Victims, 29(5), 814 – 827.