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Lutheran Children’s Hospital Offers Safe Sitter® Classes for Children Ages 11 and Older

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012) – Lutheran Children’s Hospital is now enrolling participants for its next two-day Safe Sitter® class Dec. 27 and 28, 2012. Safe Sitter® is a medically based instructional program that teaches girls and boys how to handle emergencies when caring for young children. Classes include two days of instruction that incorporate lifesaving techniques, how and when to talk with a 9-1-1 dispatcher, injury prevention, behavior management, managing a toddler or preschool guest, valuable tips on child care and how to screen babysitting jobs. The classes are taught by Lutheran Children’s Hospital staff and prepare babysitters to confidently handle crises.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and class size is limited. The cost for the two-day class is $50. Students must be at least 11 years-old to participate. Call Child Life Specialist Tammy Else with Lutheran Children’s Hospital, at 260-435-7344 to register. Or get more information online at LutheranChildrenshosp.com .

Classes take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

2013                         2014

April 4 and 5           Jan. 2 and 3
June 17 and 18   
July 15 and 16   
Aug. 8 and 9

Lutheran Children’s Hospital opened in 1999, the result of several local pediatricians who envisioned giving families throughout northeastern Indiana access to expert pediatric medical care. Previously, these families were driving several hours one way for that care. Today, Lutheran Children’s Hospital teams with more than 75 pediatricians practicing in 27 areas of pediatric specialties in an environment filled with imagination and color. The award-winning design of the tree house elevator, specially decorated rooms, hallways and waiting areas invite children and their families to focus on something other than the often unpleasant purpose of their visit. Lutheran Children’s Hospital believes children are special people, not just small adults.

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