(May 5, 2011 – Slidell, LA) – Slidell Memorial Hospital Parenting Center will offer two sessions of Safe Sitter® classes for girls and boys age 11 to 13 during late May and early July this year.
The Safe Sitter® program is a national medically-accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.
This two-day course will be taught on May 25 and 26, and on July 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at SMH Wellness Pavilion, 2nd floor, 501 Robert Blvd.
Registration is required. The cost is $75 and includes a Safe Sitter® Instruction Manual and Completion Card.
Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter® to handle life-threatening emergencies. During the two-day course, students will get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis.
Safe Sitters also receive helpful tips to make them more confident caregivers. They learn safety precautions, how to understand children of different ages, and even the business of babysitting. They also learn infant and child CPR.
To successfully complete the Safe Sitter® program, students must pass a comprehensive practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
For registration information, call SMH Parenting Center (985) 649-8529.
Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 182-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; Pearl River County, Miss.; and the greater Mississippi Gulf Coast region. For more information, visit http://www.slidellmemorial.org/
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