Braham Safe Sitter® Graduates

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 6:08 am

FirstLight Health System’s hugely popular Safe Sitter program continues to attract area students. The most recent class was held in Braham. Eighteen students attended class at Braham Community Education in Braham, MN. Students were from Cambridge, Isle, Stanchfield, Pine City and Braham.

Safe Sitter is the only national not-for-profit course that is solely devoted to babysitting training. This course was written by Dr. Patrician Keener who is a board certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist. It is the mission of Safe Sitter to prepare young adolescents for the profound responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children. The organization believes in the intrinsic worth of all children from infancy through adolescence; also in the importance of protecting the health and welfare of children. This includes providing nurturing, positive experiences. There are over 150 documented lifesaving cases among graduates.

FirstLight Health System is in the 6th year of teaching this course.  Safe Sitter is designed for boys and girls ages 11-13.  To date, we have graduated 595 students through the program!  Last year the instructors received recognition for being among the top 25 Safe Sitter teaching sites throughout the United States.

FirstLight Health System is the only local provider for the Safe Sitter program and just one of five throughout Minnesota. The upcoming classes are being planned through Cambridge Community Education Programs. For more information call Ronda, Program Coordinator and Certified Safe Sitter Instructor, at 320-225-3321. For more information about Safe Sitter curriculum, please visit www.safesitter.org. FirstLight Health System is located at the junction of Highways 65 and 23 in Mora. The main telephone numbers are 320-679-1212, 320-629-9993 and 800-245-5671. More information about the hospital can be found at www.firstlighthealthsystem.org.

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