Sheriff Craig Webre has announced the radKIDS® Defense Course slated for Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29 will now take place at Lafourche Fire District #3 (17462 West Main, Galliano). The course was originally scheduled to take place at The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital. Deadline for registration for this course is July 23, 2021.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office offered its first summer radKIDS® Defense Courses last week in Thibodaux. The next course will be held at the LPSO Range Facility (3451 Highway 182) in Raceland Tuesday, June 22 through Friday, June 25. Deadline for registration for that course is Friday, June 18.
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 respond to danger.
Children ages 5-7 attend daily morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 11 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 children off or stay for the two-hour program each day. Children are urged to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
The cost is $10 per child for course materials. Class size is limited, so advance registration is required. To register online, please visit LPSO.net/Classes. For more information, contact Deputy Angela Poiencot at (985) 665-7033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.