Support for Military Children
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program helps military children and families navigate challenges. Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors (CYB-MFLCs) provide confidential, non-medical counseling services to children up to age 18 in groups and individually. They also offer support to families, staff, and support personnel. Working with a counselor can help improve behavior, relationships, and school performance.
CYB-MFLCs are master's or doctorate level, licensed counselors who may:
- Provide consultation support to parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators on the healthy development of children and youth
- Model evidence-based intervention approaches
- Assist educators with strategies for cultivating a deeper understanding of the factors that shape social-emotional development
- Conduct classroom observations
Services are private and confidential, except in situations that involve domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, or otherwise necessitate a duty to warn. Counselors offer non-medical counseling support to help service members and their families build skills and resilience.
CYB-MFLCs provide support on topics including but not limited to:
- Feelings identification
- Separation from parents
- Problem solving
- Sibling and parent relationships
- Time management
- Deployment and reunification
For inquiries regarding eligibility or to contact your school's assigned Military and Family Life Counselor directly - Marly Hinestroza, please call (910)548-0085. To allow the Military and Family Life Counselor to begin working with your child, a consent form must be printed, signed, and returned.