The Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) invited the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) to share information at their EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) Summit at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC, in April, 2016.
The EFMP supports over 50,000 soldiers and their family members with special education and medical needs. Systems Navigators connect families with special needs to systems of care they need both on and off military installations.
Board Member and Former SLN Chair Barb Sapharas shared information about the SLN, and covered key topics including sibling roles and perspectives, how to support families, and person centered thinking. She also shared resources related to sibling support across the lifespan, informed decision making, charting the life course tools, and person centered thinking and planning.
The audience of Systems Navigators from the U.S. and Europe as well as personnel from the U.S. Army and Air Force were very enthusiastic and engaged, and the SLN looks forward to future opportunities to collaborate with the AFSC to support families.