Partners in Safety
radKIDS and The Smart Family are "Partners in Safety" a National Program Aimed at Educating Children about Safety and Self-Defense
HARWICHPORT, MA --March 3, 2004-- radKIDS, Inc., the nation's leading personal empowerment safety education program for children, has joined forces with Ed and Lois Smart in their national children's safety protection initiative called Partners in Safety.
Scheduled to launch March 12, the one-year anniversary of Elizabeth's return home, Partners in Safety is a program whose purpose is to equip children with skills and information necessary so that "when (children) are faced with situations, they can deal with them," said Smart in a recent interview announcing the program.
"Our mission is to provide education that enhances the ability of children to use knowledge, skills, and power to protect themselves from violence and harm" said Stephen M. Daley, executive director of radKIDS, "We hope to play a formidable roll in assisting Partners in Safety to make the world a safer place for children."
A nonprofit educational organization, radKIDS, Inc. provides proven and effective life saving skills to children five through twelve years of age by teaching them how to "Resist Aggression Defensively" (RAD).
In programs offered at the community level, radKIDS is taught by police officers, teachers, college students, and child safety advocates who have been specially trained by the national radKIDS organization.
Through radKIDS training, children become empowered. They learn to be aware of their surroundings and how to respond swiftly and appropriately if approached or attacked. They learn to replace the fear, confusion, and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-assurance.
In five two-hour training sessions, children receive lessons in Home and School Safety, Out and About Safety, Realistic Defense Against Abduction as well as Good, Bad and Uncomfortable Touch.
Since 1998, radKIDS has reached thousands of children across North America and has documented hundreds of successes in the prevention of violence and harm to children.
To learn more about radKIDS, contact radKIDS, 508-430-2080, email radKIDS@radKIDS.org or visit the radKIDS website at www.radKIDS.org