Dr. April Berry Fletcher is an Associate Professor in social work. April completed her undergraduate studies in social work at the University of Maine, graduate studies in education at Regis College and in social work at the University of Chicago. Her research foci include prevention of school violence, violence on college campuses, interpersonal violence, and most recently, the development and evaluation of experiential and neurobiologically informed workplace violence prevention curricula. In the classroom, she actively engages students through experiential strategies to challenge beliefs, values and assumptions as a means to promote personal and professional growth.
April has served on the faculty of Boston College, Boston University and Regis College where she has developed and taught courses across the graduate and undergraduate social work curricula. She is committed to bridging the gap between research and practice developments in neuroscience, holistic health and social work. To this end, she provides consultation and training for dozens of local and national social service agencies where she translates research and practice theory to enable providers to respond to somatic, neurobiological and social factors as elements of holistic assessment and intervention.