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. Here is the schedule for the summer courses:
Peltier Park Recreation Center – Thibodaux
Monday, June 9 through Thursday, June 12
Deadline to Register: Friday, June 6
The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital – Galliano
Monday, June 16 through Thursday, June 19
Deadline to Register: Friday, June 13
LPSO Range Facility – Highway 182, Raceland
Monday, July 21 through Thursday, July 24
Deadline to Register: Friday, July 18
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
Send completed form and $10 check (made payable to Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office) to:
Sgt. Carla Landry
1156 Highway 90 East
Raceland, LA 70394
For more information, contact Sgt. Carla Landry at
(985) 537-9652 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.