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Installation School Liaison Program

The School Liaison Program aims to connect schools, families, and communities in order to meet the educational needs of the military-connected child.  The goals of the program are to:

  • Promote communication between local K-12 schools, military families, installation and surrounding communities.
  • Promote parental involvement in their children’s education.
  • Identify barriers to academic success.
  • Develop solutions in partnership with local schools and military-connected families to overcome obstacles to successful education and school transition.

Military Family Life Counselors

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) are available at some schools and work closely with school staff to ensure the unique needs of military students are met.  MFLCs augment services provided by the installation and provide a wide range of support to military children, youth, family members and staff who work with children by:

  • Engaging in activities with children and youth
  • Providing behavioral interventions in classrooms to assist staff in setting and managing boundaries
  • Modeling behavioral techniques and providing feedback to staff
  • Being available to military parents and staff to discuss interactions with children and other concerns
  • Facilitating psycho-educational groups

Assistance Provided by MFLCs :

  • School adjustment
  • Deployment and separation
  • Reunion adjustment
  • Sibling and parent-child communication
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Fear, grief, and loss

Contacts

  • Eglin AFB Installation School Liaison Officer
    Elaine LaJeunesse
    96 FSS
    310 W. Van Matre Avenue
    Suite 252 Bldg 210
    Eglin AFB, FL 32542
    Phone: 850.882.4319
    (DSN) 312.872.4319
    Email: elaine.LaJeunesse@us.af.mil
  • Hurlburt Field School Liaison Officer
    Lacey Allen
    1 SOFSS/FSY
    117 McMillian St.,
    Hurlburt Field, FL 32544
    850.844.6938
    Email: lacey.allen.1@us.af.mil

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