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Military & Family Life Counseling

A Warm Welcome to Our Military Families!

About the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program
Escambia High School is pleased to offer non-medical counseling to our military-connected students. MFLCs support military families through the unique challenges of military life by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Our Military and Family Life Counselor has helped students with a variety of challenges including school adjustment, deployment and separation, academics, communication, behavioral
concerns, and stress management. Non-medical counseling sessions are free and confidential.


About the Quarterdeck 
The Quarterdeck is a lounge located in the Innovation Center that is a designated space for military-connected students to gather. Information, parental consent forms and additional referrals/resources can be found in the Quarterdeck. Additional details about the MFLC program can be found at Military One Source or on the MFLC brochure.
Please see the MFLC or Guidance if you have any questions!


What is the counselor’s role in the school?
MFLCs provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. MFLC support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events.
They are available to support in areas related to deployment and reintegration, family dynamics, positive coping mechanisms, staff support and education, parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings to
build leadership skills, manage anger, build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.
 
How are counselors selected?
Counselors are selected for their demonstrated expertise and training and are under the management of the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. Counselors hold a master’s or doctoral degree, are independently licensed and have experience working with children and youth. Counselors go through rigorous background checks before being placed in schools.
 

Why are the counselors in certain schools and not others?
Schools were selected by the Service Branch to receive MFLCs based on the number of military-connected students attending each school. Military families who have students in schools without counselors can typically receive the same support through the installation’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department, Fleet and Family Services or the A&FRC. 
 
Do counselors keep records about students and families?
No. Services provided by counselors are private and confidential with the exception of mandatory federal and military reporting requirements (i.e., child abuse, domestic violence and other life-threatening situations). No counseling records are maintained.


Military and Family Life Counselor Brochure

 

CONTACT

The Escambia High School Military and Family Life Counselor is located in the
Quarterdeck in the Innovation Center and can be reached at (850) 208-2505.

The Quarter Deck
EHS Quarter Deck

Resources 

Learn more about the Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counseling Program

24-hour support is available to our Military families through Military One Source

MFLC parental consent forms can be downloaded and printed by students, parents, or referral sources, and must be signed by a parent or guardian

Free tutoring for military-connected students

Military Child Education Coalition

Scholarships for Military-Connected Students