Aultman College Community Education Offers Safe Sitter Course for Teens
May 30, 2012
CANTON, Ohio (May 30, 2012) - Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is now a registered Safe Sitter® teaching site and is offering three course dates over the summer. The comprehensive babysitting training program is geared toward adolescents ages 11 and older. Participants are taught the skills needed to stay home alone safely and how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills as well as instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 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. The one-day course will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on June 12, July 12 and Aug. 17. Cost is $45, however scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to register, call 330-363-6776 or visit www.aultmancollege.edu/ACCE.
About the Safe Sitter Course®
Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age five. Safe Sitter® is a well-rounded youth development program with a medical basis that aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen babysitters. The nationally-recognized program was developed by Indianapolis pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what actions to take. Students who complete the Safe Sitter® program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. Participants are taught infant and child choking rescue, how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business, as well as issues of online and cellphone safety. Over 500,000 graduates have completed the course at hundreds of cities across the country. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089 or visit www.safesitter.org.
About Aultman College Community Education
Aultman College Community Education (ACCE) offers education programs for the community. Summer offerings include CPR courses, computer classes, College Prep Camp for college-bound freshman, Spanish in Health Care, and Camp Scrubs, a week-long day camp for students entering grades 6 – 9. ACCE courses are taught in the comfortable, state-of-art classrooms of the Aultman Education Center, located on the corner of Dartmouth and 9th St. SW. ACCE has the ability to develop customized courses for schools, groups or other organizations. For more information, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/ACCE or contact Kari Lab at 330-363-6776.