Military Family Life Counselor
What is a Military Family Life Counselor?
Military family life counselors (MFLCs) support military families through the unique challenges of military life, including cycles of deployment and reintegration, by providing non-medical, short-term counseling.
What is an MFLC’s role?
Military Family Life Counselors provide consultation, training, and educational presentations/ workshops to program faculty, staff, parents, and children. MFLC’s support augments services already in place at each school. Counselors take part in everyday school activities and events. They are available for 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 training to build leadership skills; manage anger; build self-esteem and confidence and strengthen communication.
How can I reach the MFLC at Workman?
Student 2 Student Transition Program
What is S2S?
Student to Student (S2S) is a student-led, faculty-advised program with the mission to take care of new students. An S2S program shows students their new campus, and introduces them to their new community. It provides fun ways for new students to get to know other students, to build new peer groups, and encourage new students to perform better in school. S2S impacts the entire student body by uniting the campus to build a culture of inclusion. The results are improved academic performance and positive peer-to-peer interactions.
How does an S2S team include transitioning students?
Provide every new student a tour
Eat lunch with the new student
Provide academic resources and encouragement
Provide activities to the new student to help them meet others
100% Acceptance: Respect for EVERY student no matter their differences
Actively engage in serving the school and community
S2S Core Values
Finding the Way
We are the only local middle school to offer NJRTOC to our students in conjunction with Washington High School. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” JROTC’s mission, “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens,” is the guidepost for the program’s success.
Purple Up Day! A Day for Military Kids
On April 15th each year, Workman shows support and thanks to military students and families by wearing purple! Why purple? Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported. All the service colors are represented, including Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue, said to combine for the mutual benefit of all into the color purple.
Veteran's Day Presentations
At the school, a Veteran's Day presentation is held during lunch hours, honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans. Students and staff gathered to listen to heartfelt stories from local veterans, deepening their appreciation for their contributions. The event will be concluded with a moment of silence, fostering a sense of unity and respect within the school community.
In addition to the Veterans Day presentation during lunch, staff and students are encouraged to contribute names and pictures to our Veterans Display in the main hallway. We encourage all our employees and families of service members to participate in showing our appreciation.
Holiday Cards for Our Military Challenge
In collaboration with our Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC), students are invited to create Holiday Cards as a show of support and appreciation for service members and deployed U.S. Troops. If your student is interested in taking part, the submission deadline for 2023 is November 15th.