Northwest Health to Offer Safe Sitter® Course

Northwest Health to Offer Safe Sitter® Course

Northwest Health will offer the nationally recognized Safe Sitter® course for young teens, grades 6-8, twice this summer:

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 30; and
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 2.

The course will be held at Northwest Health – La Porte located at 1331 State St. in La Porte. The cost is $45 and students will be required to wear a mask.

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid, infant and child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter. Information about the national Safe Sitter® organization can be found at

To learn more about the Safe Sitter® course or to register, call 219-326-1234, ext. 1303.

About Northwest Health

Northwest Health is a comprehensive healthcare system committed to providing communities in Northwest Indiana with high-quality, accessible healthcare—from highly specialized care and surgical services to more routine primary care. The system of more than 60 access points includes three hospitals, five emergency departments, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers, an ambulance service, and physician offices. A team of more than 3,000 employees work together with the more than 700 physicians on its medical staffs. For more information, visit