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RadKids Defense Courses For Children to be held in June

RadKids Defense Courses For Children to be held in June

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will host radKIDS® Defense Courses for children in Thibodaux, Raceland and Galliano this summer. These courses are designed for children 5 to 12 years of age and provide hands-on techniques giving children the tools they need to identify, avoid and if necessary, respond to danger.

This is the 16th year the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office has offered these courses.

The schedule for the summer courses include:

- LPSO Range Facility, 3451 Hwy. 182, Raceland: Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 11. Deadline to Register Friday, June 5.

- LPSO Law Enforcement Complex 1300 Lynn Street, Thibodaux: Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16.

Deadline to register is July 10.

- The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital, 200 West 134th Place, Cut Off: Monday, July 20 through Thursday, July 23. Deadline to register is Friday, July 17.

Children ages 5-7 attend daily morning sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and an afternoon session is held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 8-12.

Parents can elect to drop their child(ren) off or stay for the two-hour program each day. Children are urged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

Cost is $10 per child (for course materials). Class size is limited, so advance registration is required. Send a $10 check (made payable to Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) to: Sergeant Carla Landry 1156 Highway 90 East Raceland, LA 70394.

For more information, contact: Sergeant Landry at (985) 537-9652
"RAD" stands for "Resist Aggression Defensively." Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic in dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. It is an educational opportunity for children to learn personal safety strategies as they will receive special training in school safety, 911 calls and general awareness. On the final day, they get to "fight off" an aggressor.

The courses are taught by deputies of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office certified to instruct the children in self-defense and awareness of possible dangerous situations.