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LPD to host RAD Kids classes

The program teachers basic safety and self-defense skills.

Posted: Jun 3, 2018 5:00 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2018 10:28 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police want to keep kids busy this summer by preparing them for dealing with bullies or strangers.

The week long Kids RAD class is broken down into two age groups: ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 12.

The program teachers basic safety and self-defense skills. Topics covered include bullying, water safety, gun safety, drug safety.

Instructor Amanda Deckard said the program helps kids become more empowered and confident.

"It really teaches the kids to stop the situation rather than fighting or doing anything like that," Deckard said. "They can take the higher approach and stop the situation and go get help."

She also said the program helps reiterate safety lessons taught during the school year.

"It's all about teaching them these skills and may be in a different manner that is taught than it was in school," explained Deckard. "We try to teach these kids that it's not their fault so they can always go and tell somebody until somebody actually listens to them."

Classes will take place June 25 through 28 at the Durgan Elementary School Gym in Lafayette.

Each day, the 5 to 7 age group will happen from 8 to 10 a.m., and ages 8 to 12 will attend from 10 a.m. to noon.

It costs $10 to register. To find out how to sign up, click here for ages 5 to 7 and here for ages 8 to 12.

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