Extended Family recently updated our School Safety Training and learned the latest techniques for keeping Our Kids safe during any type of violent critical incident.  The training is based on the ALICE approach to responding to any event where a person attempts to harm innocent people by any means, regardless of the motive.  ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate.  Lieutenant Jordan Kelley of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department did an outstanding job of providing real-world scenarios based on actual events and giving several suggestions of how to save lives and protect students during each type of event.

School Safety Training is just part of the training that Extended Family staff and volunteers receive each year to partner with school systems, their staff and law enforcement to provide Extended Family for Kids (EFK) and Extended Leadership Academy (ELA) programs for students in grades K-12 while staying current on the latest protocols to protect Our Kids during any type of emergency. 

Extended Family is proud to partner with Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department to bring this invaluable skill set to staff, volunteers, school personnel, and other community members.  School Safety Training is another part of our continued goal for providing the best possible programs for Our Kids.  Together, we are changing lives, one child at a time.

Extended Family is a community-based, non-profit organization which serves children and families in communities across the nation.  To learn more about Extended Family Support Services and Programs, visit our website at www.extendedfamilyhelp.org.

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