We want to put a FACE on our services. Facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and needs among families, hospital personnel, and school personnel in addition to facilitating instruction. Advocate for the patient and his/ her needs while hospitalized and upon return to the school setting. Communicate clearly all information necessary to enhance the patient’s educational experience and needs. Educate all involved concerning the patient’s unique needs and requirements while hospitalized, at home, and/or attending school.
Face to Face
By developing partnerships with teachers, counselors, school nurses and administrators, our COA teachers strive to ensure that school personnel have all information needed so that appropriate school services are in place when the patient is discharged and ready to return to school. That FACE to FACE rapport is essential to set the stage for the success of the student in the hospital and upon return to school. In school, the teachers, administrators, counselors, and school nurses make up the team that works daily to provide the children we have served the opportunities needed for success.
The Junior League of Birmingham Sunshine School is a special program designed to serve the unique educational needs of children with medical or behavioral health issues. The school is staffed with state of Alabama certified teachers with over 100 years of teaching experience combined.
How to Help
Monetary donations are always appreciated. Gift cards to a variety of stores to be used as rewards and motivators for pre-teen and teenage patients are helpful as are those in larger amounts to be used to purchase items for the school. Please check the website for a current list of items needed for the Sunshine School.
Children’s of Alabama Department of Family Services
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233