Health and Wellness
My name is Barbara Kaufmann. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and hold the position of Director of Health and Wellness, and have worked at the academy for over 5 years.
The Wellness Center is situated in a spacious and secure location near the Main Office accommodating separate male and female facilities with a full bathroom in each room. Our Wellness Center has a locked medication room. All medications, both prescribed and Over-the-Counter are secured in the medication room at all times. Specific exceptions to this are only with documentation and with specially labelled medications. Sick call is available Monday through Friday 4 times per day, with twice daily sick call on weekends through the Main Office. Trained personnel are on campus at all times.
Additional health and wellness training needs for the students are met by visiting speakers and professionals covering topics such as dietary and nutritional needs for teens, HIV and STD education, substance abuse, and bullying.
The care of the students is covered 24/7 by designated and additionally trained staff members. All other staff including teachers and dorm supervisors are offered CPR and First Aid training. The department has oversight by a licensed physician with whom we work closely to assure safe practices.
FPA is located 5 minutes from Holmes Regional (level 3 trauma center), and within a couple of miles of several urgent care clinics.