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Military Family Information

  • West Lauderdale is pleased to offer non-medical counseling to our military-connected students. MFLCs support military families through the unique challenges of military life by providing non-medical, short-term counseling. Our Military and Family Life Counselor has helped students with a variety of challenges including school adjustment, deployment and separation, academics, communication, behavioral concerns, and stress management. Non-medical counseling sessions are free and confidential.
  • What is the counselor’s role in the school?
    MFLCs provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. MFLC support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events. They are available to support in areas related to deployment and reintegration, family dynamics, positive coping mechanisms, staff support and education, parent education
    and stress reduction. Counselors are also available to facilitate groups and trainings to build leadership skills, manage anger, build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.
  • 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.
  • Our MFLC is at the school every MONDAY AND THURSDAY to provide one-on-one counseling sessions, groups, weekly lunch bunch meetings, resources, and engage with military students on campus providing walk-around services.