Military Counseling for Students

Military Counseling for Students

Hello, Military Families of Oakland Elementary School! 

I hope that everyone has been doing well and had a great summer! To the service members and families, whom were experiencing deployments that arrived home this summer, welcome home! To any new military families, that have joined Oakland Elementary School, welcome! 

I am Kristen Santos-Silva, and excited to return with Oakland Elm School for the 2020-2021 school year, as your Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), (many children within the school, know me as Miss S.S. from 2019-2020 year).

The military family and policy division is aware of schools beginning in a virtual component, therefore the MFLC's are providing virtual services of support to the military children and their families. 

Brief Overview of the MFLC program:

Child Youth and Behavioral MFLCs (CYB-MFLCs) are integrated in many DODEA and public schools, and installation Child & Youth Programs across the globe.  MFLCs provide non-medical confidential counseling services that build resiliency and problem solving skills to deal with every day normal stressors.

MFLCs can offer support on a variety of issues including stress management, coping skills, conflict resolution, deployment and reintegration issues, self-esteem and confidence, and grief and loss.  We can do this through individual, group or family counseling sessions.

The MFLC program provides non-medical counseling and does not provide mental health evaluations or diagnosis.  MFLC support is confidential, however we are mandated to report risk of harm to self-and/or others, abuse or neglect, domestic violence, and illegal behavior. MFLC services provided at no cost to military services members and their families, and are flexible in both time and location. 

I am available to offer face to face and Telehealth non-medical counseling to students and parents. You can reach me directly at: (571) 835-6381 to schedule a session. 

Please note: a parent or guardian will need to be present during these Telehealth sessions.

As your MFLC, for the military children I would like to offer my services, to help out and support in whatever way possible, (ie.. providing resources, or just a check-in to say hello). Again, my contact information is: (571) 835-6381 and I can flex my schedule to accommodate yours. I am available Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm to reached. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you all in the future.

In support of our military, families, and children, 

Miss S.S. 

Kristen Santos-Silva, MSW, LCSW 

CYB-MFLC, Norfolk Naval Shipyard 


MFLC Name: Kristen Santos- Silva

Assigned Schools: Oakland Elementary School and Kilby Shores ES

MFLC: Phone number: 571-835-6381


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