babysitter’s Training

NEWS RELEASE

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)

 

4/14/2011

Red Cross Offers Babysitter’s Training

 

Springfield, MO. – Due to classes filling quickly and an increase in demand for trained babysitters, your American Red Cross has added another opportunity for future babysitters.  Local pre-teens and teenagers have the opportunity to become American Red Cross certified babysitters by attending a day-long training session on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  This one-day interactive class trains young people to be responsible caregivers.  Skills gained will be valuable to those caring for siblings and/or those who want work as babysitters. 

 

Babysitter’s Training covers the following topics:

 

            Safety and Responsibility              Holding

            Leadership                                        Safe Play

            Preventing Accidents                      First Aid

            Basic Care                                        Bleeding

            Hygiene                                             Wounds        

            Feeding                                             Sudden Emergencies

            Diapering

 

Date:                                      Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time:                                                 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location:                              American Red Cross, 1545 N. West Bypass, near corner of                                              West Bypass & Division, Springfield

Age Requirement:              Need to be 11 years of age or older

What to Bring:                     A sack lunch, snacks (or money for snacks from on-site                                                   vending

 Cost:                                    $50 per student

Registration:                        Must call the American Red Cross at 417-832-9500, ext. 117                                             (toll free 1-866-206-0256)

 

                                     Class size is limited and will fill quickly

 

*Students will not be permitted to leave the facility during or after class dismisses without a parent or guardian.

 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

 

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Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

 

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

For more information go to www.redcross.org 

 

 

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