The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are working together to provide Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training to the Turlock Community. The course is offered for free and is open to women only. The 12 hour course is broken up into 3 or 4 sessions over a period of two weeks.
The R.A.D. Systems Basic Physical Defense is a program designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, avoidance and physical defense strategies. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. R.A.D. is designed to be offered as a single sex educational program which creates opportunities for women to grow holistically, emotionally, and physically.
R.A.D. courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire Physical Defense Program for reference and continuous personal growth, and is the key to a free lifetime return and practice policy for R.A.D. graduates.
The next R.A.D. course is scheduled to begin April 23, 2010. If you are interested in registering, please contact Turlock Police Department Crime Prevention Officer Taryn Weatherford at (209) 656-3153.