More than 650,000 adolescent babysitters across the country have built up their confidence while learning basic life saving skills through Safe Sitter classes. Now your child has a chance to do the same with the Safe Sitter course that IU Health La Porte Hospital is offering. The course helps teens ages 11 and older acquire the knowledge of how, why and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. Classes cost $40 and are being offered from 8 am until 3:30 pm on June 23rd, July 17th and July 30th.
Babysitters 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 CPR and first aid, as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue, however basic life-saving skills taught at Safe Sitter do not result in a certification.
To learn more about the course or to sign-up your son or daughter call 219-326-2322. For more information about the Safe Sitter organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089.