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Crossing Rivers Health offers Safe Sitter® Course in Fennimore

Hospital news | Monday, February 29, 2016

Crossing Rivers Health’s Fennimore Clinic and Family Resource Center is offering a Safe Sitter® course for young teens 11 years of age and up on Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, in Fennimore.

Hollie Waterman and Amanda Nagel are Safe Sitter Instructors at Family Resource Center. Hollie reports, “Over 600,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $50; scholarships are available. Give us a call at 608-357-2138 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter today.”

The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters 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. Youth also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue and CPR.

To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills.

Interested youth or families are asked to contact Family Resource Center by calling 608-357-2135 or emailing frc@crossingrivers.org for additional information or to register for one of the classes.