The South Hadley Police Department will be offering 2 opportunities for radKIDs
radKIDS, 5-7 years old, any gender: Be advised that caregivers must stay at the training venue during the class. Program for children ages 5-7 years old, any gender. Attendees are not required to be a South Hadley resident to participate. July 18-22, 2022 4:00pm-6:00PM (for kids 5-7 years old) location South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley. Register below! CLASS IS FULL!!
radKIDS, 8/13 years old, any gender. CLASS is FULL! Waitlist ONLY!!! Program for children age 8-13 years old, any gender. July 18-22, 2022 6:00pm-8pm (for kids 8-13 years old) location South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley. Register below! CLASS IS FULL! Waitlist ONLY!!!
Forward your questions regarding the South Hadley Police RAD program to Ofc. Kelsey Davey via email or call 413-538-5050 x 6402.
The South Hadley Police Department is please to offer radKIDS® to improve the safety of our community members.
radKIDS® provides educational tools and resources that enhances the ability of children, parents, and families to utilize knowledge, skills, and power to protect themselves from violence and harm.
The radKIDS® educational model is recognized as the national leader in safety education and violence prevention for children in the areas of Abduction, Bullying Prevention, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse. radKIDS® is the only successful training that speaks about bullying prevention.
The radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program is the most effective program available today for the children in your community. radKIDS® will change children’s thinking and behavior to help keep them safer. radKIDS® replaces the fear, confusion and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal boundaries and personal safety skills all founded and secured within the child’s self-value and self-worth. A radKIDS® mindset after the program is, “How dare you hurt me!” instead of “Help Me, Help Me”
The radKIDS® program is designed to increase children’s ability to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations, violence and harm. Students who participate in the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment Safety Education program are provided with information, tools and skills to better help them to protect themselves when in danger. radKIDS® centers on the development of self-esteem at every level of the educational process because children with self-confidence, personal boundaries and personal safety skills are more resilient and less likely to be victimized.
- builds a child’s self-esteem while helping them establish their own personal boundaries
- enhances a child’s ability to avoid victimization (Bullying, Abuse, Abduction)
- encourages communication between parents and children about personal safety
- reduces the feelings of guilt and blame that often are associated with victimization
- promotes disclosure of abuse and victimization
- enhances and coordinate community response creating culture change
- reinforces adult supervision and protection through child centered approach
radKIDS® strengthens family, encourages physical fitness, teaches realistic physical skills and core safety values to live by through its program. The radKIDS® curriculum is a fun, activity-based program including lectures, safety drills, physical skills to resist or stop violence or harm, and dynamic simulation. We believe that every child deserves personal and life skills to live safer.
Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace the fear, confusion, and panic or dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem.
Each session will be 2 hours long. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to stay throughout the duration of the program. This program is open to all children, regardless of their gender with different age groups including Pre-kindergarten, 5-7 and ages 8-12 years old.
Using the radKIDS® student manual, students will be involved in meeting the radKIDS®, talk about class rules, definitions, learn about 911, strangers and tricks, using our voices, hands and feet to STOP anyone from hurting radKIDS®
radKIDS® will learn about school safety, home safety and more ways to STOP anyone from hurting radKIDS®
radKIDS® will learn about out and about safety related to their community, more ways to protect radKIDS® (the radKIDS® Rule #1), and personal space/personal touch
radKIDS® will learn about vehicle safety and to practice their skills to protect themselves
radKIDS® will practice their skills they learned through simulation training and graduate. *If there is no simulation for the course session the course will end with session 4. There is no simulation for pre-kindergarten.
Any Questions or wanting to host a “private” session with your child’s friends please reach out to South Hadley Police Officer Kelsey Davey for arrangement via email or 413-538-5050 ex. 6402
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Required online pre-registration form submittal. Required! You will receive an email confirmation
Required Forms, please print out and mail (or drop off) to Ofc. Davey, South Hadley Police Department.