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American Red Cross babysitter training at Oak Harbor Middle School

American Red Cross babysitter training at Oak Harbor Middle School

American Red Cross Babysitter Training will be offered to students residing in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District on Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Instructor for the training is Jan Overmyer, R.N. Registration forms are available in the school office, or by calling 419-898-6217. Registration deadline is Thursday, March13. 

This training is offered at no cost to students thanks to a generous grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation.  Space is limited to the first 15 registrations. Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch.  

American Red Cross Babysitter Training helps students prepare for the unexpected and respond to emergencies in a calm and confident manner. This course teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing, and how to clear an obstructed airway. Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum. 

Students who are left in charge of their younger siblings after school and on weekends, as well as those left in self-care, find Babysitter’s Training to be a resource to develop the necessary skills needed to increase their self-confidence.  

Participants receive a take home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.  

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/ottawacounty, or on Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio or on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.

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