Extended Family for Kids programs are back in Cherokee County Schools! Extended Family for Kids (EFK) is a 9 Lesson Program for students who have a loved one in jail or prison. Students who used to have someone incarcerated can join too.
To enroll a student, contact the school counselor or register online at www.extendedfamilyhelp.org. You can also call Extended Family at 256-927-7997 for more information.
In EFK, students get to complete fun activities that help them focus on making good choices. Lessons cover healthy ways to deal with stress and anger. Students learn they are not alone, and it is not their fault that their loved one made a poor choice.
“We focus on the child, not the incarcerated person. That focus is what has made Extended Family for Kids so successful,” said Laure Clemons, Extended Family Executive Director.
Extended Family for Kids has been in Cherokee County Schools since 2014, and is expanding into other counties as well. Cherokee County EFK Groups will begin in mid-February.