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Safe Sitter Class March 2nd

Livingston County Health Center will offer a “Safe Sitter” training on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Center, located at 800 Adam Drive.

Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age 5. “Safe Sitter” aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen caretakers.

The “Safe Sitter” course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens grades 6-8 who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting, so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills and instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Attendees will 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 they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter. A graduation program will be held at the conclusion of class.

Registration is required for the course, as attendance is limited. There is a $20 fee to attend, with a deadline of Friday, February 23rd for registration.

For more information or to register, call 660-646-5506 and speak to Cathy Ripley or visit



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