Professor Wilson is a Clinical Instructor at UTC. She obtained her BSW from the University of TN Chattanooga in 2011 and her MSW from Southern Adventist in 2013. For the past six years, Professor Wilson has worked primarily with survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. While working in a community-based program, she has served in various positions aiding families experiencing trauma. In her most recent role, April was charged with the responsibility of implementing a systems-based approach to intimate partner violence in Chattanooga/Hamilton County. Prior to becoming a full-time clinical instructor in the program, April served as an adjunct faculty member in the UTC Social Work program as well as a field instructor for students. Professor Wilson teaches a summer course on family violence and social work practice, allowing her to share her expertise and knowledge with students surrounding the issues of intimate partner violence. In the past, April has served on the Head start Policy Council, the Shelter Best Practices Committee for the State of Tennessee, and the local Human Trafficking Coalition. During her time at the community-based domestic violence program, April implemented the LGBTQ Committee aimed at increasing knowledge around services for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities. April received her licensure in 2016 and is actively working to obtain her LCSW and RPT certifications. Since obtaining her MSW, April primarily serves in macro, administrative social work positions. April is a local trainer on issues affecting families and presents about the impact of violence on children, domestic violence 101, anti-bullying and the LGBTQ community, trauma informed practices when working with shelter residents, and the intersectionality of domestic violence and childhood trauma. April is also a Building Strong Brains (BSB) Trainer for the State of Tennessee aimed at educating members of the community of the impact of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and the developing brain.