Standards for Military Family Readiness programs

2020 Edition

Exceptional Family Member Program Family Support Definition

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.

2020 Edition

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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

Self-Study Narrative Evidence
  • MIL-EFMP service philosophy
  • Procedures for reviewing and updating the community resource file/list (MIL-EFMP 3.03)