Testimonials


Elizabeth Smart, Abduction Survivor

Elizabeth Testimonials“ Too many families experience the nightmare of having a child go missing. I know what it is like to be that child. I know what it is like to think that one false move may lead to not only your own death but the death of family members as well. Nobody can ever blame a child for their actions when they are being threatened, bullied, forced, or coerced into doing something unthinkable. What if we could prevent future crimes against children? Wouldn’t it be worth it to do everything to bring home that one child?  We do have options. Gary and Diena have successfully written about the radKIDS program that was created not to react to a heinous crime committed against a child, but to prevent crimes from happening to children.”

Ed Smart, Father of Elizabeth Smart

Ed Testimonials“As the father of a child that was abducted, I have a unique perspective and an intense passion to make certain that children have every tool they need to do everything they can to stay safe. I believe Gary and Diena have successfully outlined what every parent and child, and community should do to ensure all children go through the radKIDS program and develop their own tool kit on how to stay safe.”  

Steve Daley, Founder of radKIDS

Steve Testimonials“As a retired law enforcement professional and founder of the radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education curriculum I would like to thank my friends and fellow advocates Gary Martin Hays and Diena Thompson for sharing a message from their hearts about the radKIDS Education Model. The time is now to take our children back from predatory violence in our society. As I learned in my law enforcement career the only way to stop a bad guy (predator) is to make them stop. radKIDS empowers our children to recognize,avoid, resist and, if necessary, make someone STOP! “Education is the only tool we have to take away fear and turn it into power.” radKIDS is the foundation for a realistic safety education including a starting mindset of, “HOW DARE YOU instead of “Help me, Help Me, if and when anyone tries to hurt you.” As children have told and taught me over the last 12 years, “Don’t tell me what to do to be safe, Teach me how to do it” radKIDS does just that. If you have a child, grandchild or just think the time has come to give children the power and skills they deserve to live safer in our world today I encourage you to start by reading this book to see, WHAT WE CAN DO instead of just hoping it does not happen. As always it is best said by a child who shared with their teacher at the end of his radKIDS class, ” You know this stuff (radKIDS) is important I am with myself 24 hours a day” As Gary and Diena share, “Every kid should be a radKIDS.” Read on and see why . . .”

Mary Ellen Fulkus, Executive Director of Keep Georgia Safe

MaryEllen Testimonials“Every child deserves to stay safe from violence and harm, and every child deserves to be a radKID!  As a former educator and current child advocate, I believe the radKIDS program to be the absolute best program and solution to stop the victimization, violence and bullying in our children’s lives.  The radKIDS program empowers children through physical resistance skills and drills, and through the internalization of the 3 guiding radKIDS principles including “no one has the right to hurt me because I am special!”  Parents should read this book and join the crusade to bring the radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program to every elementary school in this nation!”

Floy Turner, Special Agent – Florida Department of Law Enforcement (retired)

Floy Testimonials“After years of working on the Child Abduction Response Team as a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent and training thousands of law enforcement officers throughout the U. S. in responding to child abductions, I am convinced that focusing on preventative measures is often a neglected aspect of the overall child safety efforts.  A few years ago, I was provided the opportunity to attend a radKIDS instructor training course.  I feel that all children would benefit by learning the life saving skill sets provided through the successful and proven radKIDS program. This book provides the important message of being proactive and affording children with the ability to become empowered. On a personal note, my grandchildren are radKIDS!”