Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program
Nearly ten years ago, the Department of Defense (DoD) was seeking support services that could complement existing military behavioral health programs to support Service Members and their families who were struggling under the effects of extended and repeated deployments due to the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. MHN Government Services, Inc. (MHNGS) pilot solution to DoD’s challenge became what is perhaps the most important support program offered to Service Members and their families today: the Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program.
In 2004, as tasked by DoD, MHNGS sent the first team of 20 consultants to Germany. The MFLCs’ mission was to augment existing support to active military troops and their families through the provision of non-medical counseling services geared toward short term problem resolution.
In April 2007, after successful completion of the two-year pilot, MHNGS was awarded the first MFLC contract to implement a fully mature Program. During this period, the MFLC Program grew to include additional services and outreach capabilities: Child & Youth Services (CYS) and Schools Programs, the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Program, and the USAREC Program. This expansion brought the MFLC services to Service Members and their families where it was needed most.
Now, in the MFLC II Program, DoD is relying heavily upon MHNGS’ proven service delivery and expert staffing capabilities to manage the specialized and difficult to fill assignments throughout the world.
Since 2004, MHNGS’ licensed clinical providers assist Service Members and their families with issues they may face throughout the cycle of deployment - from leaving their loved ones and possibly living and working in harm's way to reintegrating with their family and community. The MFLC Program provides short-term, non-medical counseling support for a range of issues including: relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational and other individual and family issues. Psycho-educational presentations focused on issues common to the military family including: reunion/reintegration, stress/coping, grief/loss and deployment are provided to commands, Family Readiness Groups (FRGs), Soldier Readiness Processing and other locations, as requested. Support for these issues empowers individuals during the problem-solving process, increases individual and family competency and resilience in coping with the challenges of military life and ensures that these issues do not detract from operational readiness.
MHNGS is proud of our dedication to the well-being of the Nation’s Service Members and their families.
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