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Creating Safe Babysitters

Local teens learned about different projects they can do with children they babysit and how to properly change diapers for infants Tuesday during the annual Safe Sitter babysitting training offered through Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. The Program trains on essential childcare activities such as CPR and nutrition along with the business aspect and how

Safe Sitter Two-Day Workshop

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and the Pope County Cooperative Extension Service invite River Valley teens and pre-teens to participate in this summer’s Safe Sitter babysitting classes. The Safe Sitter course is designed for 11-15 year olds who want to learn how to safely care for infants and young children. Students will receive information on

Ask Safe Sitter

Ask Safe Sitter Q. Why does the Instructor Manual instruct students to count aloud the 5 abdominal thrusts (or back blows/chest thrusts) during practice? A. One reason is that it helps them keep track of the number of thrusts (or blows) given. The other is that in an emergency, counting aloud helps the sitter stay

August Graduates 25!

              Russellville graduates: Samy, Valerie, Stephanie, Chandler, Kristine, Sass, Eleanor, Cadie Beth, Jordan, Hailey, Anna, Annalise, Andrea, Mariah, Whitley, Bailey Pottsville: Emma, Isabella Dardanelle: Logan, Lindsey, Lauren Dover: Alicia, Shelby, Brooklyn Pelsor: Dusty

July Graduates

  Caitlyn, Tabitha, Sarah, Carter, and Katie. From Pottsville, Quinn and Sydney. From Dover, Mattie and Allie. From London, Hannah and Lydia. From New Blaine, Ashlyn; from Dardanelle, Delaney; from Danville, Holly; and from Atkins, Shyla.

Current Sitter Of The Year

Did you know that Saint Mary's is only one of almost 900 Safe Sitter teaching sites in all 50 states and England? Each year the entire Safe Sitter organization names one “hero” as Sitter of the Year. This year’s hero is Noele, a teenager who used abdominal thrusts she learned in class to save the

Safe Sitter Workshops

The Safe Sitter Program is designed for ages 11-15 who want to learn how to safely care for children. A healthy lunch and snacks are provided. The program fee for the two-day session is $35 per student and includes all materials, t-shirt and backpack. Participation is limited to 25 students per session. Students must complete

June Graduates

  Safe Sitters Grace, Stephanie, Julia, Kylie, Josie, and Brooklyn recently completed the first session of three St. Mary's Safe Sitter babysitting workshops being held this summer. The workshops are made possible by Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Office.