Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre has announced details about a special self-defense class for children to be offered in June. The radKIDS® defense course is a program designed for children ages 5 to 12 years. RAD stands for Resist Aggression Defensively. The course provides hands-on techniques giving children the tools they need to identify, avoid and if necessary, respond to danger.
Classes are scheduled for Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14. Class sessions will be from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM for children ages 5 to 7 years and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for children ages 8 to 12 years. Parents can elect to drop their child off or stay for the two-hour program. Children are urged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Registration is $10.00 per child for course materials. Class size for each session is limited and the deadline to sign up is Thursday, June 7. To register, please contact Sgt. Carla Landry at (985) 537-9656 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These classes teach youngsters how to defend themselves in a variety of situations, said Sheriff Webre. Parents often tell their children to be safe, but we must teach children what to do in certain situations so they can, in fact, be safe.
This is the fourteenth straight year the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office has offered the radKIDS® defense course to the children of the community. These classes will be taught by Lafourche Parish deputies certified to instruct the children in self-defense and awareness of possible dangerous situations. Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic or 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.