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The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program offered by Edinboro University is a nationally accredited program, offered at no cost to anyone who wishes to increase their own personal safety and overall awareness of rape and physical aggression in their everyday lives, whether home or abroad. The R.A.D. Program is a twelve-hour course, usually broken up into four sessions of three hours each. This format may be altered if necessary.
Participants will learn, develop and practice self-defense skills during the program, as well as learn verbal and physical confrontational options. These skills will be needed for practice against aggressors during four physical simulations in the final session of the program.
Once completed with the R.A.D. Program, anyone who is certified may return free of charge to any R.A.D. Program within the nation to practice the skills. These programs are also beginning to become available internationally. These international locations will also be available to any certified person, free of charge.
"If you were targeted for a violent attack, you are only guaranteed there will be one person there to defend you, and that person is you. YOU are your best defense." –S.A.F.E. Message
NSDI's Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) Program offered by Edinboro University is a nationally accredited program, which promotes an initiative to stop violence against teenaged and adult women.
S.A.F.E. is a two-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program that encompasses strategies, techniques, options and prevention The program provides teenaged and adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. The program teaches participants that 90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation while only 10% is physical. By focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, S.A.F.E. provides women with solid, public safety-awareness information to incorporate into their everyday lives.
More information on the nationally accredited program can be found here.