Northwest Health To Offer Safe Sitter® Course

Northwest Health To Offer Safe Sitter® Course

Northwest Health will offer the nationally recognized Safe Sitter® course for young teens, grades 6-8 at its Northwest Health – La Porte hospital. Dates for this one-day course are June 17 and July 15, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens in grades 6 - 8 who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid, infant and child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

The cost of the course is $45. Students will be required to wear a mask into the building and will be screened upon entry. Students need to bring a lunch. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter. Information about the national Safe Sitter® organization can be found at

Call Northwest Health – La Porte at 219-326-1234, ext. 1303 for more information or to register.