Safe Sitter Teaches Babysitting, Life Skills to Young Teens

For Immediate Release

May 12, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS - For many young teens, babysitting is a way to make money and learn responsibility. In today’s world, they need to know more than just the basics to keep themselves and the children in their care safe.

Safe Sitter offers a medically-based youth development program. The up-to-date curriculum teaches young teens important life and safety skills needed to keep them safe now and in the future. It also gives them the tools needed to stay home alone safely and with confidence.

Safe Sitter includes child care techniques, first aid basics, choking infant and child rescue techniques, ways to prevent problem behavior, babysitting as a business, and how to get help if needed.

Each year, the Social Work department at the Marion County Public Health Department hosts Safe Sitter courses for students 11-14 years old. The cost is $20 for the one-day course, which runs from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration for the course is required. For more information or to register, please call 317-221-5729.

Class sizes are limited, so early registration is recommended. Scholarships are also available.

Dates and locations for Safe Sitter classes:

  • Friday, June 10
 – Marion County Public Health Department
, 3901 Meadows Dr.
  • Thursday, June 16 – South District Health Office, 
Marion County Public Health Departmen, t
503 National Ave.

  • Friday, June 24
 – Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington, 
2505 N. Arlington Ave.
  • Monday, July 18
 – Eskenazi Health West 38th Street
5515 W. 38th St.

All of these sites are registered to teach Safe Sitter and only use Safe Sitter-trained instructors, ensuring compliance with teaching methods and a quality educational experience for students.

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Media Contact:
Curt Brantingham 
Media/Public Information Coordinator 
317-221-2316 (o) │ 317-525-7450 (c)

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