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: Friday, June 17
American Legion Hall
238 Bowie Road, Raceland
Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, July 8
Deadline to Register: 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
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 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.