The Military and Family Life Counseling Program

Military and Family Life Counselors

Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are a key outreach service to Soldiers and Families. Enhanced community Family support services offer licensed clinical social workers and psychologists to address various issues that Soldiers and Families may face.
The Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program provides non-medical counseling, consultation and outreach services which are aimed at preventing the development or exacerbation of mental health conditions that may detract from military and family readiness. The non-medical counseling approach is psychoeducational, which helps participants learn to anticipate and resolve challenges associated with the military life.
MFLCs provide support to individuals, couples, Families, and groups for a range of issues including, but not limited to, deployment stress, reintegration, relocation adjustment, separation, anger management, conflict resolution, parenting, parent-child communication, relationship, and family issues, coping skills, homesickness, and grief and loss.
Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors (CYB-MFLCs)
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.
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
Last modified: January 31, 2023 - 7:12 pm UTC