Brewer-Porch Children’s Center has a long, rich tradition of building on children’s strengths with patience, care, and compassion.
The Center was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1970 to provide a model treatment program for Alabama’s special-needs children, adolescents, and their families. Our namesakes are Albert Brewer, a former governor of Alabama, and Ralph Porch, a former legislator. We are a program of the College of Community Health Sciences operated by the College’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Our activities at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center are closely linked to the University’s mission of service, teaching and research.
We serve as a teaching/learning site for students from The University of Alabama and other colleges and universities. Brewer-Porch is also a research site for faculty, students, and staff. We believe our participation in teaching and research are critical factors in keeping Brewer-Porch at the forefront of evidence-based practices and innovative treatment approaches.