MEMORANDUM FOR:   Military Families of Riverside Elementary School


FROM: Tammy Matz


SUBJECT:  Child and Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Counseling (CYB-MFLC)


1.       This letter is to inform you about the Child and Youth Military & Family Life Counseling (CYB-MFLC) Program services.  Due to the unique challenges faced by military families, the Department of Defense is offering this private and confidential non-medical counseling service to Service members, families, children, and staff  of  Child and Youth Programs (CYP), Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools, Local Education Agencies (LEA), DoDEA CYP summer programs, National Military Family Association Operation Purple Camps, Guard/Reserve Camps, and Operation Military Kids Camps


2.     The CYB-MFLC may support staff and work with children and families in the following ways: 

·         Observe, participate and engage in activities with children and youth

·         Provide direct interaction with children

·         Model behavioral techniques and provide feedback

·         Suggest courses of age appropriate behavioral interventions to enhance coping and behavioral skills

·         Outreach to parents when they drop off or pick up their children or at family events

·         Available for parents to contact for guidance and support

·         Facilitate psycho-educational groups

·         Conduct training for staff and parents

·         Recommend referrals to military social services and other resources as needed


        3.    CYB-MFLCs may assist parents, teachers, staff, and children in the following ways:

                Communication                                                                                  Self-esteem/self confidence

                Resolving conflicts                                                                              Behavioral management techniques

                Helping children deal with their angry feelings                              Sibling/parental relationships

                Bullying                                                                                                 Deployment and reintegration issues


        4.   The counselor may also work with children in settings such as field trips and other center, camp, or school

                sponsored activities.


        5.   The counselor is available to accommodate appointments and meetings/activities after hours and on            weekends with advance notice.


        6.    At no time will the counselor meet individually with a child without being in line of sight of a CYP,

                DoDEA, LEA, or camp employee or a parent/guardian. 


        7     The counselor may use only OSD approved materials for trainings, groups, and any other activities.


I acknowledge that a CYB-MFLC is available and DO NOT authorize my child_____________________________

to receive CYB-MFLC support.



PARENT OR GUARDIAN SIGNATURE                                                                                       DATE


I acknowledge that a CYB-MFLC is available and authorize my child________________________________

to receive CYB-MFLC support.


_____________________________________________________________________________________________PARENT OR GUARDIAN SIGNATURE                                                                                                DATE


Pam Basham is your CYB-MFLC Counselor. You may reach her at 850-598-2733 if you have any questions.


Active Duty    Yes_____  No_____              Branch of Service__________________________



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