Simmons College, School of Social Work
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Office: Room: P-412F
The Fielding Institute: Ph.D.
Columbia University: M.S.S.S.
Harvard/Radcliffe College: B.A.
030: Bridge to Graduate Education
581: Leadership in anti-violence work
671: Learning and Teaching in Social Work
My areas of academic interest include intellectual and ethical development, and issues of family violence. The former grew out of professional work in clinical developmental psychology and college counseling; the latter out of political work on domestic violence issues. Teaching, curriculum development, and work with agencies concerned with family violence are my major professional preoccupations. I serve on the Massachusetts NASW Committee on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, belong to the Boston Liberation Health Group, sit on a domestic violence team at a Boston office of the Department of Children and Families, and consult with the Family Violence Prevention Fund on a number of projects. Currently, I teach two classes that have outside support, in addition to a doctoral class. The Bridge to Graduate Education (SW030) is an intensive course for bi-cultural and/or bi-lingual human service workers interested in getting an MSW. Leadership in Anti-Violence Work (SW581) is an interdisciplinary class, sponsored in part by the Family Violence Prevention Fund. In 2009-2010 I will be employed by Simmons only half-time as I approach retirement in 2010.
Gilfus, M. , Trabold, N., O'Brien, P., & Fleck-Henderson, A. (in press). Gender and intimate partner violence: Evaluating the evidence. Journal of Social Work Education.
Fleck-Henderson & Melendez (2009). Conversation and conflict: Supporting authentic dialogue in the classroom. Journal of Teaching in Social Work 29(1), 32-46.
Fleck-Henderson, A. & Arean, J.C. (2004). Fathering after violence: Materials and guidelines for batterers' intervention programs. Published by the Family Violence Prevention Fund.
Fleck-Henderson, A. (2004). Application of theoretical frameworks for domestic violence. Published in Danis, F. & Lockhart, L. (Eds.) (2004). Breaking the Silence in Social Work Education: Domestic Violence Modules for Foundation Courses. Washington, DC: CSWE.
Fleck-Henderson, A., Jenson, S., and the Massachusetts NASW Committee on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (2004). Web-based domestic violence training program for Massachusetts social workers. Available at http://www.simmons.edu/ssw/dvtraining.
Fleck-Henderson, A. & Melendez, M. (2002). Two case studies. In Scales, T. L., Wolfer, T.A., Sherwood, D.A, Garland, D.R. Hugen, B., and Pittman, S.W. (eds). Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice: Decision Cases with Teaching Notes, Washington D.C.: Council on Social Work Education.
Fleck-Henderson, A. (2002). The modern student and the post-modern curriculum: Developmental issues in learning. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 22, 3-15.
Fleck-Henderson, A. (2000). Domestic violence in the Child Protection System: Seeing double. Children and Youth Services Review, 22, 333-354.
Mills, L., Friend, C., Conroy, K., Fleck-Henderson, A., Krug, S., Magen, R., Thomas, R., Trudeau, J. (2000). Child Protection and domestic violence: Training, practice, and policy issues. Children and Youth Services Review, 22, 315-322.
Fleck-Henderson, A. "Domestic Violence: Challenges and Opportunities for Intervention" presented at the Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Conference on Treating Couples. Boston, MA. November 2009.
Fleck-Henderson, A., "Leadership Development in Anti-violence Work." Presented at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. New Orleans, LA. October 2009.Top