Brewer-Porch Children’s Center offers seven residential and outpatient programs. Contact information for each program is provided on its respective page; follow the “read more” link at the end of each description.

Residential Programs

two kids working at a computerIntensive Residential Treatment Program

The Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) program serves up to 36 children and adolescents with significant behavioral health needs. These children have behavioral and emotional difficulties that require out-of-home care and a high level of supervision and assistance. Read more about the IRT.

Moderate Residential Program

The Moderate Residential Program prepares children ages 6 to 18 to succeed in typical family and community settings. These clients have behavioral and emotional difficulties that require out-of-home care, but they do not require intensive or acute services. They attend public school, engage in community and extracurricular activities, and learn to take increasing responsibility for their activities of daily living. Read more about the MRP.

Short-Term Treatment and Evaluation Program

The Short-Term Treatment and Evaluation Program (STTEP) provides a thorough evaluation of clients in a residential setting over a 60-90 day period. This program serves 10 children, ages 6 through 12, who are often at risk of disrupting less restrictive placements or who have required multiple hospitalizations. Read more about the SSTEP.

Outpatient Programs

Adolescent Adaptive Skills Training Program

The Adolescent Adaptive Skills Training Program (AASTP) is a school-based outpatient program that provides therapeutic and independent living skills services to middle and high school students from the Tuscaloosa City and County school systems. The goal of the program is to work with each student, their family, and the school to enable the student to more effectively handle their behavioral and emotional issues, and then to return to their home school better prepared for social and academic success. Read more about the AASTP.

Community Autism Intervention Program

The Community Autism Intervention Program (CAIP) helps children with autism spectrum disorder gain independence and learn skills that will help them succeed in a mainstream classroom environment. Read more about the CAIP.

Outpatient Day Treatment

The Outpatient Day Treatment (ODT) program is a school program that provides counseling and other therapeutic services to elementary students from the Tuscaloosa City and County school systems. In this program, BPCC staff work with schools, families, and students to teach coping skills and identify other interventions or services that will enable students to function more successfully when they return to their home schools. Read more about ODT.

Therapeutic Foster Care

The Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program provides treatment foster care services to children ages 3 to 21. These children, who are in the custody of the Department of Human Resources, are provided extensive therapeutic services to help them develop self-control, social skills, and daily living skills that will enable them to function successfully within their own community, with the eventual goal that they return to their families or find another permanent placement in which they can succeed. Read more about and teacher on basketball court