Updating efmp status
"Many family members enrolled in the program have complex needs that cannot be met using typical in-home care," said Sharon Fatheree, Navy Child and Youth Programs, Outreach program manager for Fleet and Family Readiness.
"The Navy EFMP Respite Care Program is provided through the Child and Youth Programs and was designed to offer parents in-home care with specialized providers trained to meet the individual needs of the family member so parents can feel safe leaving children in in-home care to run errands, go to medical appointments or just get a change to reconnect with their spouse." Currently Respite Care is offered at five locations: Jacksonville, Fla.; Bremerton, Wash.; San Diego; Norfolk, Va.; Naval District of Washington D.
"Enrollment in the EFM program is mandatory for all family members with long-term medical, mental health or educational needs and is required immediately upon identification of a special need," said Cmdr.
Cynthia Granby, EFMP branch head at Navy Personnel Command.
The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to assist sailors with the special needs of their Exceptional Family Members (EFM), at new duty locations.
Assistance is emphasized in the assignment process, but also includes family support from Fleet and Family Service Centers.
DD form 2792, Exceptional Family Member Medical and Educational Summary and DD form 2792-1, Exceptional Family Member Special Education/Early Intervention Summary are used for enrollment.
Successful implementation requires up-to-date information and extensive coordination between personnel, medical, educational and family support communities.
In fiscal year 2009, NPC issued approximately 72,600 funded PCS orders with an average cost of ,556 per move.
If a Soldiers allows his EFMP status to expire, it will affect his ability to receive new orders and PCS.
(NNS) -- Navy leaders reminded Sailors that they are required to verify and update their Exceptional Family Member (EFM) status if applicable as mandated by OPNAVINST 1754.2D, May 1. "This allows the Navy to better place the family members in a geographical area where they will receive their required care".
EFMP enrollment works to ensure that needed services are available at the receiving command. Overseas Family travel may be delayed (unapproved) until the Family members, who will accompany the Soldier, have been screened for medical and special education conditions.
All Soldiers are responsible to update their EFMP status every three years or as any changes occur.
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EFMP coordinators are located at the medical treatment facility and serve both personnel and family support functions.