WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Family Services of Southeast Texas strengthens families through accessible, affordable counseling services and education for issues affecting family life, mental health and employment.  We also provide comprehensive domestic violence shelter and support services.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Bonnie Bagley

Volunteer Roles: Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

I have found that being a COA Volunteer builds my professional skills and experience in ways that more traditional workshops do not. The opportunity to learn about best practices through the COA standards and then see how agencies implement them is truly a growth experience.
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Purpose

Military families with special needs who receive EFMP family support services have the necessary tools to access needed supports and services and effectively navigate the service delivery system.

Definition

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Family Support provides assistance to military families with special needs. Services include one-time or occasional contact such as answering questions and providing information and referral, informational briefings and workshops, and providing ongoing, non-clinical support to achieve identified goals.

Update:

  • Revised Standard - 09/08/17
    The MIL-EFMP standards were revised in September 2017 to reflect current practice. 

Note: Military family readiness (MFR) programs will only be assigned EFMP Family Support (MIL-EFMP) when the MFR program has the capacity to provide ongoing support directly to customers who request it. This includes conducting assessments, developing services plans, and working with the customer to monitor progress toward the achievement of agreed upon goals. If the MFR program only provides information and referral to connect customers to supports and services, this will be captured under Military Lifestyle Support and Education (MIL-MLSE).

Note: For the purposes of this section, a military family with special needs, hereafter referred to as customer, is defined as any military family enrolled or enrolling in the Exceptional Family Member Program. These standards do not apply to EFMP services coordinated by another agency nor do they address assignment coordination, which is not the primary responsibility of the MFR program.

Note: Please see MIL-EFMP Reference List for a list of resources that informed the development of these standards.

Note: The MIL-EFMP standards were revised in September 2017 to reflect current practice. For more information see the MIL-EFMP Update Summary

Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Narrative

Self-Study Evidence
    • If elements of the standards are implemented through participation in a formal, coordinated service delivery system, provide a list that identifies the providers and the service components for which they are responsible. Do not include services provided by referral to an outside provider.
    • Provide any other information you would like the Peer Review Team to know about the MFR program's EFMP Family Support services.
    • As applicable, a list of EFMP family support activities or classes including, for each activity or class:
      1. the type of activity/class;
      2. whether the activity/class is short-term or ongoing;
      3. how often the activity/class is offered;
      4. the average number of participants per session of the activity/class, in the last month; and
      5. the total number of participants in the activity/class, in the last month
    • A list of any programs that were opened, merged with other programs or services, or closed
    • A list or description of MIL-EFMP outcomes and outputs being measured
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