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Family Resources

Family Discussion Guide
This guide is a baseline introduction of how Marine leaders can interact with juniors and begin discussions on family issues and background. The guide has common sense material that leaders can employ when counseling and mentoring junior Marines.

Manpower and Reserve Affairs: Marine and Family Programs Division
Maintains an outstanding website with links to all of the programs the Marine Corps offers related to Marine and Family Programs. It is recommends that leaders take some time to become familiar with all the programs the Marine Corps organically offers. This enables leaders to better direct other Marines in the proper direction when they are seeking assistance, or more likely, not sure where to go.  
Family Readiness
Marine Corps Family Team Building: Supports the Family Readiness Program, Readiness & Deployment Support Training, L.I.N.K.S (Lifestyle Insights Networking, Knowlede, and Skills) Training, and Life Skills Training & Education.

Unit, Personal and Family Readiness: Commanding Officers at all levels are required to maintain this program for their unit, including a full-time Family Readiness Officer (FRO) who provides a link between the Commander, Marines, families, resources & support organizations both on and off base.  MCO 1754.9A Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP), Volunteering.
Military & Family Life Counseling (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.
eMarine: A safer way for families to connect online.  The eMarine webiste used to improve organizational communication within the Marine Corps provides a safe, secure, portal for dissemination of official family readiness information.  The system is available only to Marines and their Family Members.  Similar to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr the eMarine portal provides its members a tool to access documents, view photos and video, participate in forums, and gain important information about their Marine's Unit from anywhere in the world.



Personal and Professional Development

Family Care
Children, Youth and Teen Programs
Provides quality, accessible and affordable child and youth programs for eligible Marine Corps family members 6 weeks to 18 years of age.  MCO P1710.30E Marine Corps Children, Youth & Teen Programs

Exceptional Family Member Program
Will ensure that sponsors with Exceptional Family Members (EFM's) are assigned to duty stations where services exist to support the EFM with access, and availability, to medical and educational services.  MCO 1754.4B Exceptional Family Member Program

School Liaison Program
Mobilizes and uses community resources to reduce the impact of the mobile military life style on military school-age children and families.  MCO 1755.3 School Liaison Program

Behavioral Health
Family Advocacy is designed to address child abuse and domestic abuse within the Marine Corps community through prevention, identification, intervention and treatment of child abuse and domestic abuse by providing plans, policies, and resources.  MCO 1754.11 Marine Corps Family Advocacy and General Counseling Program

Community Counseling and Prevention Combines the subject matter expertise of Suicide Prevention and Combat Operational Stress programs with a new Community Counseling service.  MCO 1720.2 Suicide Prevention ProgramMCO 5351.1 Combat and Operational Stress Control Program.
Military Personnel Services

Casualty Assistance

Compassionately assists family members of our fallen comrades who try to navigate a complicated system under the most stressful of personal circumstances.

DEERS/ Dependency Section
Assists with questions surrounding dependent issues such as CAC cards, Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) authorization. 




Your health care provider online presence.


Marine Net Course Catalog:
Family and Personal Readiness Courses within the MarineNet Course Catalog houses a plethora of courses and workshops that specifically target Marines and their families in all aspects of Marine Corps life.  These courses range from Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S) training to Pre, Mid, & Post Deployment workshops and Retirement Choice briefs & tools.



Best Practices
LLI receives examples of leadership best practices from units around the Marine Corps via the Discussion Board and other means.  Some examples of unit best practices in the Family are include:

Bravo Btry, 1/12 Family Readiness Best Practices