R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense System

What is R.A.D.?

The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive 12-hour, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training, including simulation training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program. The courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. instructors and provide each student with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire defense program for reference and continuous personal growth.

Who Can Enroll in R.A.D.?

R.A.D. is for women only. The contents of the course were developed based on the natural movements and abilities of women in order to maximize a women’s ability to defend herself. Participants for this class should be 18 years of age. Attendance is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Our Instructors

Lisa A. DeLaurentis, M.S., is the Regional Chief of Police & Public Safety at Pennsylvania State University's Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton campuses. Lisa is also an alumni of Penn State where she majored in Criminal Justice and then went on to graduate from Drexel University with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education. Lisa has been teaching R.A.D. since 1997.

Andrew Yakubik has been with Penn State University for 15 years and is currently a Campus Police Officer at Penn State Worthington Scranton. He is a graduate of the Police Academy at Lackawanna College and a department trainer for three municipal police departments and Penn State University Police. Andy has been teaching the R.A.D., S.A.F.E., and Refuse To Be a Victim programs for a number of years.

The Basics

Dates: Wednesdays September 28th, October 5th, October 12th and October 19th.
Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletics & Recreation Building, Room 102
Registration Deadline: Sept. 19th, 2016
Cost: $120 per person (includes workbook/reference manual)

Online registration coming soon; if you would like to register now, please contact our office at 570-675-9253 or email [email protected].