Trinity Health is offering several Safe Sitter classes this summer to help young people improve their baby-sitting skills.
The classes, aimed at adolescents 11 years and older, are designed to educate baby-sitters in crisis management, keeping children safe and secure, and nurturing and guiding a young child.
"Accidents are the leading cause of death in children," said Kathleen White, Community Education Coordinator for Trinity Health. "Safe Sitter baby-sitters help children stay safe while their parents are away. In the process, they emerge as more confident, responsible and compassionate teens and adults."
Safe Sitter is a nationally approved, medically accurate training program. During the day-long course, students receive hands-on practice and receive instruction in a variety of topics, including choking and rescue breathing, safety for the sitter, accident management, child development and the business of baby-sitting.
Courses are scheduled Thursday; July 8, 14, 17 and 24; and Aug. 4 and 7. Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Health Center-Riverside. A registration fee of $40 must be paid in advance. To register or for more information, call Trinity Community Education at 857-5099.