CONTACT: Cyndi Johnson, Extended Family Administrative Assistant at 256-927-3038, email@example.com
Extended Family for Kids helps children of the incarcerated
Extended Family for Kids, a free program for children with loved ones incarcerated, is offered in every school in Cherokee County. Groups are forming now to begin Sept. 25. Parents and guardians should contact the school counselor by Sept. 18 to enroll students in the program.
“In Extended Family for Kids, children experience 9 lessons teaching them how to reduce stress, deal with anger, and make good choices today and in the future,” explained Laure Clemons, author of Extended Family for Kids. “We focus on the child, not the incarcerated person! That focus is what has made Extended Family for Kids so successful.”
Students in grades K through 12 can enroll in Extended Family for Kids. Students are put into age-appropriate small groups, which meet for 45 minutes each week. Extended Family for Kids is led by Laure Clemons and Angela Nichols, trained EFK Program Leaders.