Catholic Social Services is offering a new opportunity to the youth in your community. Extended Family for Kids is a solution-based program for children ages 6-17 who have an incarcerated parent or family member. The purpose of the program is to give children the necessary tools to cope with this time in their lives.
Extended Family for Kids includes lessons on anger resolution, accepting responsibility for personal actions, and improving communication skills. It also includes building self-esteem, easing feelings of shame and isolation and decreasing stress. The program is geared toward children who have a family member incarcerated in local, state, or federal institutions.
If you know of a child in your parish/school/community that would benefit from this program, please contact Buffy Marston, LPC at 251-434-1550 for additional information.