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Safe Sitter® Course Now Being Offered, June 26, Sidney

Students Learn Home Alone Safety & More

 


The Sidney-Richland County Library, in partnership with the Richland County Health Department and the Montana State University Extension Agency, will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grade 6-8, Wednesday, June 26 at Sidney-Richland County Library. Class is held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a pizza lunch is provided. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 25, and space is limited to 16 participants. The cost of the course is $20. Call 433-1917 for more information.

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the program, which teaches, how, why and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who 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. 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.

For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 317-596-5001 or visit safesitter.org.

 

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