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Two radKIDS Courses Slated for June and July

Two radKIDS Courses Slated for June and July

For the 18th year, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host radKIDS® Defense Courses for children 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. Here is the schedule for the summer courses:

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

American Legion Hall, 238 Bowie Road, Raceland. Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8. Deadline to Register is Friday, July 1.

A third class will be held in Thibodaux in July at a location and dates to be announced later this month.

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.

To register, please download and complete the registration form. Send completed form and $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 Carla Landry at (985) 537-9652 or

“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.