Military & Family Life Counseling Program

Military & Family Life Counseling Program

CYB MFLC

CYB-MFLCs provide support to families and augment child and youth programs, Department of Defense Education Activity schools, local education agencies, and camps designed for military children and youth and special operations commands. Counselors provide non-medical support, which includes counseling, consultation and outreach, to eligible faculty, staff, parents, children and youth. They may observe, participate and engage in activities with children and youth; provide coaching, guidance and support to staff and parents; and model behavior management techniques for staff and parents. Parents must acknowledge, in writing, their consent to CYB-MFLC support and whether their child under the age of 18 may receive assistance from a CYB-MFLC

Eligibility
Active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve members (regardless of activation status), Coast Guard members when activated for the Navy, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians (90 days prior to deployment through 180 days post-deployment) and their immediate family members are eligible for services— as well as foreign military members and their families (enrolled in DEERS) and non-remarried surviving spouses and children of active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, regardless of activation status and cause of death of the service member. Veterans and their immediate families are eligible up to 180 days past separation from the military.

The Role of Military and Family Life Counselors
Military and family life counselors, or MFLCs, and child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors, or CYB-MFLCs, provide confidential non-medical counseling, consultation and outreach services face to face, both on and off military installations. Counselors rotate at locations worldwide.

CYB-MFLCs provide support on topics including, but not limited to:

• Identifying feelings
• Bullying
• Conflict resolution
• Self-esteem
• Managing anger and aggression
• Separation from parents
• Problem-solving
• Coping with deployment and reunification
• Transition and moving
• Sibling and parental relationships
• Time management
• Divorce
• Food insecurity

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