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Public Safety Programs at Rockland Community College

Public Safety Programs at Rockland Community College

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Sessions held throughout the year in self-defense, teen safety, domestic violence

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 1, 2018

RAMAPO, N.Y. – Rockland Community College's Public Safety holds a variety of programs throughout the year offering instruction in self-defense for women and men, education and training for teens in dealing with safety-endangering situations, and strategies for addressing domestic violence. Most sessions are open to the public; some are geared specifically toward students. All classes are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors – Rape, Aggression, Defense for women; Resisting Aggression with Defense for men.

 

Women's Self-Defense

Course is for women with no prior training in self-defense and also for women who have taken a self-defense program and want to brush up on techniques, enhancing their knowledge and skills. Training includes awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance and hands-on self-defense.

Course is held every other month, six times per year

Basic class totals 12 hours over four sessions; Advanced class held in one session

Open to the public

 

Men's Self-Defense

Course helps men recognize that they can be victims of aggressive behavior and need to know how to protect themselves. They will learn hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior.

Course held periodically throughout the year

Open to the public

 

R.A.D. For TEENS Program

Course helps teens recognize the signs of a harmful relationship and address issues such as bullying, peer pressure, domestic violence and relationship abuse. Teens learn basic defensive skills in addition to classroom instruction. The program is geared toward high school students but can be adapted to younger age groups as well.

Course held periodically throughout the year

 

Domestic Violence Workshop

Course helps participants recognize the signs of domestic violence and the steps that can be taken to end the cycle of violence. Strategies on what to do if a partner chooses to leave the relationship are also examined.

Course held periodically throughout the year

Workshop geared toward RCC students; other sessions available to the public upon request by contacting RCC's Public Safety office at 845-574-4217. If other colleges are interested in having RCC host a workshop, they also may contact the RCC Public Safety office at the number above.

 

To learn more about RCC's Public Safety programs, visit our Public Safety programs page, or contact RCC Public Safety Officer Avigail Serwatien at aserwati@sunyrockland.edu or 845-574-4217.

 

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