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EFMP Events and Workshops

Workshops & Support Groups

Please register at least 1 day prior to event, unless otherwise stated, by emailing efmphh@usmc-mccs.org or by calling 703-693-5353.

The EFMP wishes to make our events accessible to persons of all abilities. If you need reasonable accommodations in order to fully participate in an event, please contact us. Unless otherwise noted, all programs consist of a workshop plus allotted time for family networking and support group. These events are a great opportunity to support one another by sharing experiences, resources, and lessons learned. EFMP staff will be on hand to address questions and concerns.

Is Your Child a Target of Bulling?

Is Your Child a Target of Bulling?

Friday, January 25 • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Rm. B10.


Our guest speaker from the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will offer intervention strategies for parents of children with disabilities who may be the target of bullying at school. Participants will learn how to: identify types of bullying, develop strategies to prevent bullying, identify responses to bullying, talk to their child about bullying, obtain help from professionals and find out about disability harassment laws.


Register by Thursday, January 24. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353.


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Add to Calendar 01/25/2019 11:30 AM 01/25/2019 01:30 PM Eastern Time Is Your Child a Target of Bulling? Enter description here. Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Rm. B10.
EFMP Support Group

EFMP Support Group

Last Tuesday of every month • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).


Join us on the last Tuesday of every month:
• January 29, 2019
• February 26, 2019
• March 26, 2019
• April 30, 2019
• May 28, 2019
• June 25, 2019


Location: Pentagon, Retail Corridor, near the Starbucks (look for the red EFMP bag).


Come share your experiences, challenges, and support with other EFMP families. No registration required. All branches of service welcome. For more information call 703-693-5353/693-0783.


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Add to Calendar January 29 01/29/2019 10:00 AM 01/29/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).
Add to Calendar February 26 02/26/2019 10:00 AM 02/26/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).
Add to Calendar March 26 03/26/2019 10:00 AM 03/26/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).
Add to Calendar April 30 04/30/2019 10:00 AM 04/30/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).
Add to Calendar May 28 05/28/2019 10:00 AM 05/28/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).
Add to Calendar June 25 06/25/2019 10:00 AM 06/25/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor (near Starbucks).
Early Intervention Overview

Early Intervention Overview

Tuesday, February 12 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


Register by Monday, February 11. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353.


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Add to Calendar 02/12/2019 11:00 AM 02/12/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time Early Intervention Overview Enter description here. Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.
Dumfries Health Center Outreach

Dumfries Health Center Outreach

Thursday, February 14 • 8:00 am – 1:00 pm • Dumfries Health Clinic.
3700 Fettler Park Dr., Dumfries, VA.


Add to Calendar 02/14/2019 08:00 AM 02/14/2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time Dumfries Health Center Outreach Enter description here. Dumfries Health Clinic.
Service Animals

Service Animals

Friday, February 15 • 12:00–1:00 pm.
Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Room B10.


Register by Wednesday, February 13. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353.


Add to Calendar 02/15/2019 12:00 PM 02/15/2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time Service Animals Enter description here. Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Room B10.
Special Education Overview

Special Education Overview

Thursday, February 21 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.


Register by Tuesday, February 19. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353.


Add to Calendar 02/21/2019 12:00 PM 02/21/2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time Special Education Overview Enter description here. Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.
Is Your Child a Target of Bulling?

Is Your Child a Target of Bulling?

Friday, February 22 • 5:00–6:30 pm.
Warrior & Family Center (USO), 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA.


Our guest speaker from the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will offer intervention strategies for parents of children with disabilities who may be the target of bullying at school. Participants will learn how to: identify types of bullying, develop strategies to prevent bullying, identify responses to bullying, talk to their child about bullying, obtain help from professionals and find out about disability harassment laws.


Register by Thursday, January 24. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353.


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Add to Calendar 02/22/2019 05:00 PM 02/22/2019 06:30 PM Eastern Time Is Your Child a Target of Bulling? Enter description here. Warrior & Family Center (USO), 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA.

EFMP Family Social: Bingo & Boardgames

Saturday, February 23 • 1:00–2:30 pm.
Warrior & Family Center (USO), 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA.


Open to all EFMP Enrolled Families from all branches of service. Register by Thursday, February 21. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353 or email OMBEFMP.EventRegistration@usmc-mccs.org.


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Add to Calendar 02/23/2019 01:00 PM 02/23/2019 02:30 PM Eastern Time EFMP Family Social: Bingo & Boardgames Enter description here. Warrior & Family Center (USO), 5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA.

Accessing Community Resources

Monday, February 25 • 12:00–1:00 pm
Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Room B10.


Register by Thursday, February 21. For more information or to register, call 703-693-5353.


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Add to Calendar 02/25/2019 12:00 PM 02/25/2019 01:00 PM Eastern Time Accessing Community Resources Enter description here. Pentagon Library & Conference Center, Room B10.

EFMP Support Group

Tuesday, February 26 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Pentagon, Retail Corridor near Starbucks.


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Add to Calendar 02/26/2019 10:00 AM 02/26/2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Support Group Enter description here. Pentagon, Retail Corridor near Starbucks.
EFMP Meet & Greet

EFMP Meet & Greet

9:00 am – 1:00 pm • Marine Barracks Washington.
Lower Level Annex, Health Promotions Office.


Meet your Family Case Worker. Drop off paperwork. Come by to chat about resources and how EFMP can assist your family.


2019 Dates:
• Wednesday, March 20
• Friday, June 14
• Wednesday, September 25
• Friday, December 13


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Add to Calendar March 20 03/20/2018 09:00 AM 03/20/2018 01:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Meet & Greet Enter description here. Marine Barracks Washington.
Add to Calendar June 14 06/14/2018 09:00 AM 06/14/2018 01:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Meet & Greet Enter description here. Marine Barracks Washington.
Add to Calendar September 25 09/25/2018 09:00 AM 09/25/2018 01:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Meet & Greet Enter description here. Marine Barracks Washington.
Add to Calendar 12/13/2018 09:00 AM 12/13/2018 01:00 PM Eastern Time EFMP Meet & Greet Enter description here. Marine Barracks Washington.



Workshop & Support Group Descriptions:

Accessing Community Resources
Community resources are the businesses, public service institutions, and charitable organizations that provide assistance and services to local residents. Some organizations may support large groups while others target a smaller more specific group. Come and learn about accessing a wealth of resources available in the National Capital Region and how to find new resources when you PCS to a new location.

Building Networks of Support
Informal networks of support are people who are part of a family's social network like family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers or members of a faith-based community. Formal networks of support are typically individuals from organizations or agencies that provide help or a service to the family. Learn how to find resources and how to build a support system by sharing and networking with others who are dealing with the same challenging circumstances.

Early Intervention Overview
From birth to 5 years, a child should reach milestones in how he/she plays, learns, speaks and acts. A delay in any of these areas could be a sign of a developmental problem. The good news is, the earlier it’s recognized the more a child can be helped to reach his/her full potential. Learn how to spot developmental delays and what to do if you have a concern about your child.

EFMP Family Social/Support Group
Our EFMP Family Social is a time for the entire family to connect with others. Children will be able to participate in crafts and engage in other activities. While children are occupied, parents are given the opportunity to connect with each other and their Family Case Worker in order to share resources and to discuss relevant issues. This informal gathering allows parents to network with others who have family members with special needs. Learn and gain support by sharing experiences, information on services, resources, and lessons learned through successes and challenges.

Establishing Permanent Dependency
Learn what the basic qualifying criterion is for establishing an incapacitation status for a child within the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Learn what a dependency determination is and what documentation is needed. Learn what the ID card processing procedures are for incapacitated children over age 21.

Introduction to EFMP
What is the USMC Exceptional Family Member Program? Who is eligible and what are the benefits and requirements? How do you enroll in the program? This workshop will discuss why the EFMP exists, and how it can help you to support and advocate for your exceptional family member.

Managing Deployments
Join us for a brief about how to prepare for deployment. Learn about the resources and supports available for your family through your EFMP office.

Meet & Greet
Meet your Family Case Worker. Drop off paperwork. Meet other EFMP families. Learn more about EFMP and the resources available to you.

  • Meet your Family Case Worker
  • Drop off paperwork
  • Meet other EFMP families
  • Learn more about EFMP and the resources available to you
  • Children are welcome

Recreation Inclusion Opportunities
What does inclusion look like? Learn the laws regulating inclusion and what recreation opportunities are available for your family member in the area.

Respite Care
The Respite Care Reimbursement Program is available to eligible EFMP-enrolled families. This workshop covers the Respite Care Reimbursement Program guidelines, eligibility, and the application process. This is an essential briefing if you will be utilizing this USMC EFMP respite care subsidy program.

Service Animals
Learn the difference between service animals and therapy animals, installation regulations, and how to PCS with your service animal.

Special Needs Forum
A forum to address the issues and concerns of our families enrolled in the USMC Exceptional Family Member Program dealing with your installation. We hope to foster ideas, promote creativity, and solve problems with the outcome of greater coordination and collaboration in accessing quality support services for our families.

Successful Permanent Change Station (PCS) Transition
Planning is the key to making a smooth transition for your family during a PCS move, especially if you have a family member with special needs. This workshop will step you through the process of creating a timeline checklist, and provide information on useful resources, tips, and organizational tools that will help lessen the stress and anxiety of moving with a family member with special needs.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
SSI is a benefit available through the U.S. Social Security Administration. What is it, and who qualifies? This workshop will cover the SSI program guidelines, the application process, and more. The other part of this brief is on Medicaid. What is Medicaid? Who qualifies, and what is the application process?



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