Military Resources

 

MFLC Video Conferencing / Telephonic Non-Medical Counseling is now being made available.
 

In order to maintain support for our service members and their families in response to COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, MFLC and Child and Youth Behavioral MFLCs (CYB-MFLCs) will be able to temporarily provide telehealth services to you and your children. These services include video and telephonic (VTC) non-medical counseling through the Zoom video conferencing platform. This will be available in areas where face-to-face support is restricted due to COVID-19. We are pleased to announce this temporary capability to provide continuity of care for the families in the Fort Walton Beach High School community. Additionally, if you have children in other schools, please contact your individual school to work with their MFLC.

 

The model of MFLC and CYB-MFLC VTC is below.

Support for Adults:

Telephonic and video non-medical counseling.

Telephonic services are offered exclusively for adults.

 

Support for Children and Youth:  

Individual video non-medical counseling sessions for minors age 13 to 17 (parent or guardian must be available at the start of each video session to give parental consent and provide line of sight requirements during the session)

Family video non-medical counseling for minors 6 to 12 years of age (parent or guardian must attend each session)

The counseling sessions will be conducted by the Magellan MFLC Zoom video conferencing application. The Zoom application meets all federal privacy regulations, and each counselor has a Magellan provided smartphone which is only used for business purposes. The option to record the session has been disabled from Zoom and Magellan’s MFLC communication policies prohibits recording of telephonic non-medical counseling services.

The counselor will be in a private location during the call, and the counselor will ask that you and your child(ren) are also in a private location before the session begins.

Your MFLC Mr. Todd is now available to provide video and telephonic non-medical counseling support. Scheduling a counseling session is simple and all you need to do is contact the MFLC at their MFLC phone number.

They can be reached at +1850.417.0652 to establish a telephonic or video non-medical counseling appointment.

We hope that you will find helpful the MFLC support during these difficult times.”

 

For additional information please contact:
 
CYB Military & Family Life Counselor
Kenneth A. Todd, MSW, LCSW
Fort Walton Beach High School
Mobile: +1850.417.0652
Email: Toddk@magellanhealth.com
 

 

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Contact our Military & Family Life Counselors directly on the Fort Walton Beach High School campus at  850-417-0652.

 

About the Military & Family Life Counselors Program

Fort Walton Beach High School is excited to announce a valuable resource on our campus, a Child & Youth Behavioral Counselor from the Military & Family Life Counseling Program (CYB-MFLC).  This program provides a full time counselor on our school campus who will be available to provide non-medical counseling services and support to military families at no additional cost to the families or the school district.

The CYB-MFLC services are designed to offer extra support to assist with the unique challenges faced by military families.  CYB-MFLC counselors are licensed clinicians who have demonstrated expertise in working with children.  They can provide short-term non-medical counseling support in a variety of different ways: through individual meetings with children, presentations about life skills issues, skill-building group discussions, and meeting with parents and families at their request..  While meeting with children, CYB-MFLC counselors always remain in line of sight of a teacher, staff member, or a parent.

The primary focus of the Military & Family Life Counseling Program is prevention, education, and counseling support; the services provided are confidential (with the exception of mandated state, federal, and military reporting requirements such as domestic violence, child abuse, and duty to warn situations) and no case records or documentation is kept.  The counselors do not assess or diagnose and when they encounter more in depth issues/diagnoses, they offer to connect military families with other helping agencies available on the installation or in the community.

Some of the common issues that CYB MFLCs help with are:

·       Stress management and coping skills

·       Short and long term goal setting

·       Anger management/conflict resolution

·       Deployment and reintegration issues

·       Feelings associated with separation and divorce

·       Grief and loss reactions

·       Self-esteem and confidence

·       Communication skills

·       Leadership skills

 

All military families will be given the opportunity to consent for their children or opt-out from this free service, provided by Department of Defense.  For more information about MFLC services, contact Fort Walton Beach High School at (850) 833-3300 or contact the CYB-MFLC on campus directly at (850) 417- 0652.

 

Child & Youth Behavioral-Military & Family Life Counselor Program Brochure
(CYB-MFLC)  Consent Form 

 

Additional Resources

Military One Source

Military Kids Connect

Military Child Education Coalition