TROY – FirstHealth of the Carolinas will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grades 6-8, on June 22 at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy.
More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program that teaches how, why and where injuries happen so they can be prevented.
The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens that 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 including Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR or Safe Sitter® Expanded. 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.
The cost of the course is $20, and the registration deadline is June 15. To register your son or daughter, or your child’s babysitter, call Jessica Patterson at (910) 715-1583.
For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at (317) 596-5001 or visit safesitter.org.