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

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Monday, March 24, 2014) – Lutheran Children’s Hospital is now enrolling participants for its next two-day Safe Sitter® class April 3 and 4, 2014. 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. More details are available online at www.lutheranchildrenshosp.com.

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

2014
April 3 and 4   
June 24 and 25   
July 14 and 15   
Aug. 7 and 8
Dec. 29 and 30

Even before LCH opened July 1999, Lutheran was already building a strong reputation regionwide for providing families easy access to specialized pediatric care that had historically only been available in larger metropolitan areas. Today, LCH teams with 68 pediatricians from across the region and state who practice in 20 areas of pediatric specialty. This “hospital within a hospital” now includes a separate pediatric emergency department and offers an environment filled with imagination and color throughout. The 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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