Activist, Advisor, Advocate

  • Vanjessitha Wilkinson, Social Worker

    The Social Work Department serves our students' needs at CHS. See below for more information on specific programs.

  • Grief and Loss Resources

    Social Work Services:

    If your child has experienced grief from a loss, please contact your child’s school to learn more information about support services offered via the school and community resources that may be available. It is important to understand that children and adolescents experience a variety of emotions and may respond or cope with grief differently.

    THE DOUGY CENTER

    · Grief Information for Kids, Teens, and Adults https://www.dougy.org/

    THE AMELIA CENTER / CHILDREN’S OF ALABAMA

    · Grief/Bereaved Resources for Families https://www.childrensal.org/for-families

    HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA

    · Grief Support Services https://hospiceofwestal.com/grief-counseling-support/

    · Night of Lights https://hospiceofwestal.com/grief-counseling-support/night-of-lights/

    NEW YORK LIFE FOUNDATION

    · Grief Information for Parents/Guardians https://www.newyorklife.com/foundation

    KIDS HEALTH

    · Helping Your Child Deal With Death https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/death.html

    PARENTS

    · Helping Kids Cope with Grief (Article) https://www.parents.com/kids/development/behavioral/helping-kids-cope-grief/

    Please contact Central High School Social Worker, Vanjessitha Wilkinson, LMSW at (205) 759-3720 ext. 1813 for more information

  • Teen Pregnancy

    School Social Workers provide support, guidance, and encouragement to students who are teen parents or pregnant. The goals for the students are to remain in school and graduate with a high school diploma.

    Social workers coordinate with guidance counselors and the school nurse to collaborate on individualized learning plans to address academic, health, emotional, and career goals in an effort to prevent teen mothers from dropping out of school.

    Social Workers specifically provide case management services/resources to teen moms (ex. Medicaid, Parenting Classes, Community Agencies, etc.)

  • Parent Life Program

    Faith Johnson May has served as the Parent Life Director with Youth for Christ for 5 years. She meets with Teen Parents and Expecting Students throughout the school year. Mrs. May provides various services to young moms and their families.

    PARENT LIFE meets on Wednesdays at Central High School:

    September 4, 2019

    September 18, 2019

    October 2, 2019

    October 16, 2019

    October 30, 2019

    November 11, 2019

    December 4, 2019

  • Parenting Books

    The CHS Library maintains a collection of story books for primary age children (and younger) in addition to Parenting advice books.

    Student parents are encouraged to read to their children whenever possible!

  • Santa Shop

    SANTA SHOP (day/location to be announced)

    For more information about the Parent Life Program and resources available to teen parents or pregnant students, please contact CHS Social Worker, Vanjessitha Wilkinson.