Tarleton police offers Rape Aggression Defense course for women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 31, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The Tarleton State University Police Department offers a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) women’s self-defense course beginning Monday, Sept. 11. The free, 12-hour course in four sessions is open to female students, faculty, staff and the general public.

The course meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 11, 13, 18 and 20.

RAD instructors focus on education and awareness, prevention, risk reduction and the avoidance of assault and rape. The RAD system is dedicated to teaching defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by using easy, effective and proven self-defense and martial arts tactics.

Course instructors are Sgts. Kristie Bint and Amanda Miller, both of the Tarleton University Police Department. Participants are asked to meet in the foyer of the kinesiology area of Wisdom Gym on Sept. 11. From there, instructors will take participants to the class.

“Our goal is to provide women with the knowledge and skills to make educated decisions about their personal safety, because safety and survival in today’s world require a definite course of action,” Bint said. “We provide effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well-being.”

Minimum age for participants is 13. Due to the popularity of the course, students are encouraged to sign up early.

To register for the fall semester RAD course, contact Bint at 254-968-9565 or email [email protected]. Additional information is available at www.tarleton.edu/police/community/rad.html.

Tarleton, celebrating 100 years as founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. As a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) with campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence and service.

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Contact: University Police Department
254-968-9002
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.