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Safe Sitter® Classes

Click here to register for the June 2, 2018 Safe Sitter® Class.

Safe Sitter® is a program designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue!

The Safe Sitter Curriculum is divided into 4 sections:

Safety Skills
Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

Life & Business Skills
The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through a variety of role plays.

Child Care Skills
Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.

First Aid & Rescue Skills
Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students' favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

For more information about Safe Sitter® at Gibson General Hospital, contact Jenni Schleter, Site Coordinator, at or call 812-385-9419.

Safe Sitter® was founded in 1980 by Indianapolis pediatrician Patricia A. Keener, M.D. after a colleague's 18-month-old choked to death while under an adult sitter's care. Dr. Keener developed Safe Sitter® as a medically accurate instructional program designed for teens no younger than 11, the age when many begin to stay home alone or watch younger siblings.

The mission of Safe Sitter® is to provide life skills, safety skills, and child care training to all youth in order to build safer communities.

For more information on Safe Sitter® program visit: Safe Sitter.
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