Brewer-Porch Children’s Center offers four 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.

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 STTEP.

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 school system. 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.

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 school system. 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.

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