Extended Family is excited to have just completed Leader Training on April 11, 2023 for Extended Family for Kids (EFK) Program! Training new leaders is one of our proudest accomplishments because we want the support EFK offers to children and families to be available to all who need it, and this is only possible through training others to help share our message of coping skills, stress relief and, most importantly, hope to Our Kids!
The April 11 training was conducted by Extended Family Founder and Director Laure Clemons in DeKalb County, Alabama. This project was supported by Subgrant #2023-DJ-02-254 awarded by the Law Enforcement/Traffic Safety Division of ADECA and the U.S. Department of Justice. This grant allowed Extended Family to train 15 participants at a greatly reduced cost to each one and included the nine-lesson curriculum for EFK. Several local organizations were represented, including R.O.S.S., CASA of North Sand Mountain, Extended Family, Domestic Violence Crisis Services, The Father’s House, DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center, and Fort Payne City Schools.
Extended Family received positive feedback from our trainees. Here are just a few:
- Love ALL the ideas and how you refer to the children as “our kids.”
- Great Workshop! Much Needed! Excited to volunteer!
- Thank you for being so kind & thorough with the training.
- The training was informative and valuable! I really enjoyed today.
- Thank you! This was very informative & inspiring.
- Don’t stop believing!
- Thank you so much for all you do. I really appreciate all your hard work.
- You are changing this world! Xoxo
- GREAT TRAINING!! Keep up the good work.
And here are some of the responses from the question on the evaluation, “What was one thing that stood out for you in this workshop?”
- I loved the COPS section to help kids not be afraid of the police.
- How simple yet effective the material is.
- The simplicity of the curriculum as well as its diversity. Can be used in lots of settings on various age groups.
“Every Trainee receives the EFK Curriculum Guide and gets to try out the same Lesson activities they will use with their students,” Clemons said. “For example, in Picture This, we all draw a picture of how we picture ourselves in 10 years, then talk about the steps we will take to get there.” Other Lessons include 14 Stress Busters, Who’s to Blame (also known as the “coffee spill” Lesson), We Don’t Have to Do Their Time, and much more.
To learn more about Extended Family for Kids Leader Training Workshops, contact Laure Clemons at 256-927-3038, firstname.lastname@example.org.