Safe Sitter schedule announced

Trinity Health has announced dates for its summer Safe Sitter classes, according to a press release. Safe Sitter is a nationally approved, medically accurate program that teaches young people life and safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Youths must be 11 years of age or older to participate.

Registrations are now being accepted for classes on the following dates: June 4, 19, 20, and 21; July 9, 10, 16, 17, and 30; and August 6 and 7. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Education Center at Health Center-Riverside, 1900 8th Avenue SE.

During the one-day course, students receive instruction and hands-on training in a variety of topics, including choking and rescue breathing, safety for the sitter, accident management, child development, and the business of babysitting.

“Babysitting is a valuable service and a great work experience for teens, but it comes with enormous responsibility,” said Kathleen White, community education supervisor for Trinity Health, in the press release. “Safe Sitter gives young people the tools they need to handle real life emergencies and help children stay safe.”

To register, call the Trinity Health Community Education Department at 857-5099. Due to high demand, a course fee of $50 must be paid in advance by sending payment (payable to Trinity Health) to Trinity Health Community Education, PO Box 5020, Minot, ND 58702.