Military Resources


Military & Family Life Counselor

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Contact our Military & Family Life Counselors directly on the Fort Walton Beach High School campus at  850-417-5251.


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) 417-5251.


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