Becoming an Instructor

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If you are a law enforcement officer, teacher, recreation professional, sexual assault counselor, or concerned parent with a strong commitment to the children in your community, radKIDS® welcomes you to apply for registration in one of our upcoming Instructor Certification Programs.

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Instructor Program Description

The radKIDS® Instructor Program is a five-day 40 hour certification course detailing our core curriculum. Candidates will receive information on teaching children about school safety, home safety, out-and-about safety, vehicle safety, strangers and tricks (including physical defense skills), and personal safety (including personal space and personal touch-good, bad, and unwanted touch).

In addition to the core curriculum, the Instructor Program addresses the handling of realistic defense against abduction, assault or harm, sexual abuse prevention and reporting, realistic and effective bullying prevention, decreasing program liability, and getting your program started.

Upon successful completion of the Program, Instructors are provided with the following:

  • Instructor's Manual
  • Master copies of the Parent's and KIDS' Manuals including copying privileges to print and share when teaching radKIDS; renewed annually
  • Program Syllabi
  • Instructors Flipchart Model for sharing radKIDS® with the children and families in your community
  • Instructor Forms and Paperwork
  • Subscription to the KIDS Khronicle, our Instructor Newsletter
  • Subscription to Teachable Moments, our Parent/Family Newsletter
  • A copy of "Sam's Secret"
  • Support from the fastest growing personal safety network for women and children

Instructor Program Requirements

The radKIDS® Instructor program is open to any concerned and caring child education professional. This includes, but is not limited to teachers, police officers (school resource officers), recreation professionals, and concerned parents. All Instructor Candidates are subject to a background check.

Upon completion of the program, the participants are certified to teach the radKIDS® Personal Empowerment and Safety Education Program. The course is taught in a relaxed environment which is conducive to learning tested instructional techniques, proven tactics, and unique insight about the problem of violence against children. The program covers all aspects of safety, from awareness and risk reduction, to state-of-the-art simulation training exercises.

The radKIDS® organization is dedicated to the facilitation and continual education process of certified Instructors. Each Instructor receives a monthly Educator's newsletter with updates and continual educational resources. Instructors also receive a parent's newsletter, Teachable Moments, to continually be able to provide safety information and resources to you radKIDS® parents and families.

radKIDS®, Inc. is proud to be the national headquarters of a very dedicated and professional alliance of certified Instructors. All Instructors are members of radKIDS®, Inc. and are required to honor each others students; as all children who attend the program may return to the program free of charge until their 13th birthday. radKIDS®, Inc. not only believes it is our responsibility to educate children, but in addition, to provide them with an opportunity to continually learn and enrich their positive choices.

The radKIDS® organization firmly believes every child is entitled to a realistic and empowering safety education. It is the right of every child in our country to have real choices and options to some of the realities of violence in our society. The only way for this to occur is through education. As a child, you only know what you are able to observe and learn. radKIDS® is successfully providing choices to both children and parents in various communities across the country.

For further information on becoming an instructor, please contact radKIDS®, Inc. or call toll free (844) rad-KIDS / (844) 723-5437.

Last updated: September 28, 2016, 12:13:34 AM