EFMP systems navigators are designated to assist families

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

1446667478889Alexandra White
Exceptional Family Member Program
Army Community Service
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — As Army Community Service’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) systems navigators, we are here to serve military family members who have special needs.

We recognize that transferring to a new duty station with an EFM can be challenging, and we want to help you develop supports within our local community.

We have developed many partnerships with local agencies that can undoubtedly enrich your time here in Hawaii.

In addition to connecting you with community resources, we also provide support within the Special Education System. We offer assistance with requesting initial evaluations, reviewing Individualized Education Plans and attending school meetings upon request.
As systems navigators, we aim to educate and empower you and your EFM.

We look forward to assisting you.
(Editor’s note: EFMP, ACS, is part of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.)

EFMP Meet and Greet
Please join us for crafts, trick or treating, and our systems navigators meet and greet. This event will be held at Army Community Service, 12:30 p.m., Oct. 26.
Also, please monitor our web page for quarterly support groups.
Reservations are required:
•Go to www.HiMWR.com/ACS.
•Click on Class Calendar.
•RSVP in the “Comments” section; include number of participating family members, sponsor name, EFM name and EFM date of birth.

Systems Navigators are Army Community Service EFMP staff members located on most Army installations. They are trained and knowledgeable about the systems of care used by families with special needs.
The primary role of a Systems Navigator is to navigate families through the available systems of care.

•Identify family strengths and needs.
•Help identify and prioritize EFM and family goals.
•Develop a Family Service Plan to reach goals.
•Make referrals to required services.
•Provide information about disabilities or medical conditions of concern.
•Identify support groups and social activities.
•Strengthen family’s ability to advocate for EFM.

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