Location: St. Bernards Health and Wellness, 1416 E. Matthews
This summer, St. Bernards Medical Center will offer Safe Sitter® courses for teens in 6th-8th grades. The medically accurate program teaches how, why and where injuries happen so they can be prevented.
The classes will be offered on the following dates:
June 1-2: Two sessions each day: 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.
June 5: One session: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 19-20: Two sessions each day: 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.
The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid and infant and child choking rescue. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business.
Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter.
Registration deadline is one week before classes start. The class is limited to 12 students for each session. The cost of the course is $45. Call 870-207-7300 to register.