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March 8, 2013

Youth to Learn safe Babysitting Skills

The Safe Sitter program resumes with classes available for the rest of the year aimed at teaching youth the importance of being safe and responsible babysitters.

Babysitting is a serious business and teens need to be equipped with the tips and tools they need to make it a successful venture.

“Parents are entrusting babysitters with the safety and well-being of their children,” said Marci Reynolds, RN, CDE and supervisor of Health and Wellness at Riverside Medical Center. “Babysitters need to know how to be safe and responsible with the kids under their care.”

Safe Sitters, a class co-sponsored by Riverside Medical Center's Auxiliary, is for boys and girls, ages 11-13. There are no exceptions to the age. Students learn injury prevention and treatment, CPR, management of problem behavior and the business side of babysitting.

The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., March 16 and Sat., March 23, at RMC’s 900 Building. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $25. Teens will be required to attend all classes to receive certification. For information, call (715) 258-1119 or register on-line at

Riverside Medical Center is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in Waupaca. Riverside Medical Center has previously been rated among the “100 Top Hospitals™” in the United States by Solucient, Inc. Riverside Medical Center was founded in 1955 and employs more than 300 people, making it one of the five largest employers in the area.

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