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Military Families

Beulah Middle School is proud to be able to support our military families through the Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Program. The MFLC (Pronounced “M-Flack) Program is a free program that aims to serve all active duty and recently retired military dependents who attend Beulah Middle School. Additionally, the program helps to bring awareness and education regarding military culture to the entire school community. Please be sure to contact the Guidance Department for more information (850) 316-3800. The MFLC Program form to sign your child up can be downloaded here .

 

 
   

CHILD AND YOUTH BEHAVIORAL MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS (CYB-MFLC) SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

What is a Military & Family Life Counselor (MFLC)?
MFLCs help military families through cycles of deployment and reintegration by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Through a partnership between Escambia School District, Beulah Middle School, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a MFLC counselor is available to active duty and recently retired students at Beulah Middle School.

 

How are counselors selected?
Counselors are selected for their demonstrated expertise and training in providing support to service members and their families. Counselors hold a master’s degree or higher, are licensed in their home states, 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 to receive MFLCs based on their percentage of military connected students.

 

What is the counselor’s role in the school?
Counselors will provide non-medical, short-term, solution-focused counseling to help address the day-to-day stressors of military life and the impact of deployment and reintegration. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events and help with the following areas: deployment and reintegration, family dynamics, positive coping skills/stress reduction, staff support and education, parent education and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings with a variety of topics that are approved by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Some common topics include building leadership skills, managing anger, building self-esteem and confidence, and strengthening communication. Counselor are also able to help provide referrals to community-based services available to military families both on and off the local installation.

 

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.

 

Ready to sign-up?

You can print and sign the following MFLC Program Consent Form and return to the front office and/or Guidance Department. The form will be provided to the assigned MFLC, who will then determine eligibility and begin providing services if eligible. For more information, contact the school (850) 316-3800 and ask to speak to the Guidance Department.