Safe Sitter course offered
St. Mary’s Hospital will once again be offering Safe SitterŪ courses for kids ages 11-13, July 20 & 21, 2021 at Prairie Elementary School. Registration deadline is July 15, 2021.
More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $45. Call St. Mary’s Hospital at 208-962-3251 and ask for Brenda Kaschmitter to register your son or daughter or even your child’s babysitter.
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 and CPR. 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 SitterŪ course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter.
For more information about the Safe SitterŪ organization, contact National Headquarters at 317.596.5001 or visit safesitter.org.