PCHD to offer Safe Sitter courses

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens ages 11 to 13 on:

Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration deadline is April 25)

Thursday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration deadline is June 6)

Tuesday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration deadline is June 6)

Classes will be held at the Pike County Health Department office at 1 Health Care Place, Bowling Green (located behind Wal-Mart).

Students need to only attend one of the classes mentioned above and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Over 650,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented.

Contact Mary Jo Barr at 573-324-2111 to register your son or daughter.

The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters 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. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR.

To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills.

For more information about the program contact Kim Gamm or Rhonda Stumbaugh at 573-324-2111 or visit our website at www.pikecountyhealth.org. For information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089 or visit www.safesitter.org.

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