DO YOU work with students in challenging situations?

ARE YOU tired of seeing these kids suffer?

WOULD YOU like to offer new tools for coping with family incarceration, stress, anger, and more?




hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Shoals


Extended Family for Kids (EFK) is an evidence-based, 9-lesson Curriculum for students grades K-12 with a loved one incarcerated. This Curriculum is also effective for at-risk students facing multiple life challenges. EFK teaches students how to make healthy life-style choices, so they can improve their quality of life emotionally, mentally, and physically. EFK Lessons build self-esteem, ease feelings of shame, ease isolation, decrease stress, address anger issues, and strengthen communication skills. In this Training you will experience all 9 Lessons of Extended Family for Kids, hands on. With the EFK Curriculum Guide provided in the Training, you will be fully prepared to start your own EFK Program Group!

Date: Tuesday, AUGUST 27, 2024


Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)


Location: Shoals Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 20 Hightower Pl., Florence, AL 35630

Cost: $50 per person – REGISTRATION REQUIRED by AUGUST 16, 2024


REGISTER BY EMAIL – limited space available:

·         Email “I want to register for EFK Training August 27 Florence.”

·         Registration Fee is $50 per person, payable by check or online at Mail Check payable to: Extended Family, P.O. Box 26, Centre, AL 35960. Invoicing available for school systems and agencies.

·         Requirements for Registration: To register you must be an employee or volunteer with an organization that maintains good child practices. Past Trainees have included school counselors and administrators, SRO’s, law enforcement, juvenile probation officers, Children’s Advocacy Center, DHR, Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and volunteers, and multiple community resource providers.


·         Extended Family for Kids Curriculum Guide for each participant, with detailed program leader instructions, Lesson activities and handouts, evaluation Feedback Forms, sample letters to parents and guardians, and more. (Normally $200, this EFK Curriculum Guide is included in the $50 Registration Fee, due to ADECA Grant support!)

·         Participant Training supplies, including EFK info packet, handouts, and Training activity supplies

·         Extended Family for Kids Program Leader T-shirt

·         Custom Extended Family for Kids Leader Certificate of Completion

·         Training visual presentations via PowerPoint and other demonstrations

·         Breakfast and Lunch for participants

·         Trainers, Laure Clemons, author, Extended Family for Kids and Extended Family Executive Director, Daphne Rogers, Extended Family Assistant Director



·     “This is the most valuable training I have attended in a long time! Great material & simple to facilitate.”

·     “I love that it is real life application ready to go.”

·     “This training is more than a curriculum – It will change lives! I cannot wait to begin this program!”

QUESTIONS? Contact Laure Clemons, Extended Family Executive Director, 256-927-7997,

This Training project was supported by Subgrant #2024-JF-C1-56 awarded by the Law Enforcement/Traffic Safety Division of ADECA an