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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In the Department

New Child and Family Program 

The Department’s Office of Medical Services (MED) has established the Child and Family Program (CFP) to support employees whose children require mental health treatment and/or special educational consideration overseas. The CFP is assuming responsibility for services for children previously provided by MED’s Employee Consultation Services (ECS) section and is responsible for certifying eligibility for the Special Needs Educational Allowances (SNEA). Some services provided by CFP for employees overseas may require the family be enrolled in ICASS and have access to the Department Medical Program.
Located in Washington, D.C., within MED/Mental Health Services, CFP is made up of a multidisciplinary team including child psychologists, social workers and a child psychiatrist. CFP will work with parents to ensure children's mental health and special educational needs are identified, appropriately assessed and an effective treatment and educational plan established and appropriate medical clearance obtained in advance of and during overseas assignments. CFP will assist overseas families with arranging testing and evaluations for children with learning or behavioral problems. CFP is the point of contact for families to request the processing of SNEA and also to renew authorization of funding. Contact the CFP through the Office of Medical Services: Columbia Plaza, SA-1, Room H-246; Phone — (202) 663-1903; Fax — (202 663-1454); and email — MED-CFP@state.gov.

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