Health & Wellbeing
Two Departments, One Building
The health and Wellbeing building is home to two departs, Nursing and Clinical. The two departments work together to ensure our students are physically and emotionally healthy. The medical and clinical support team consists of highly experienced, dedicated, qualified nursing administrators, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, counselors, and clinical psychologists — who continuously assess our students’ medical, psychiatric, and psychological needs.
Through direct education and counseling of students, as well as coordination with teachers, the residential staff, and Brehm’s kitchen staff, the medical and clinical support team promotes healthy lifestyle choices such as proper nutrition, diet, personal hygiene, and exercise. This ensures that each student is in the best physical and emotional health possible to benefit from the Brehm experience.
Samuel Higgerson MSW LCSW
Director of Social Emotional Learning
Melissa Cauthen, LCSW
Jami Wittkopp, LPN
Amelia Mohr, RN
Carolyn Dalton, LPN
Nursing makes sure our students’ physical needs are met. They take care of the following:
Nurses manage student medications, coordinate appointments, keep parents updated, and are on campus from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on school days and on-call after hours and on weekends. Nursing also provide space and care for students who are not physically able to be in class.
The clinical team recommends physicians, psychologists, and psychiatrists locally and at home. Through the clinical team, students have the opportunity to participate in support groups such as the Formalized Social Skills Group, Transition Support Group, Adoption Group, Women’s Empowerment Group, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy Group.