A helpful tip for babysitters...
The Red Cross Babysitter's Training course teaches the
following FIND method to help you make the best possible decision
in every situation.
Use the FIND Model for Decision Making:Figure out the problem--
What do I need to decide?
pros and cons for each choice--
is the best choice, then act on it.--
Be Prepared For Almost AnythingThe Red Cross Babysitter's Training Program is designed to help young people become responsible babysitters. The course covers diverse topics such as child safety, first aid, response to choking, age-appropriate play, nutrition, infant care, leadership and professional skills. For more information on this wonderful program, click here or call us at 410-787-8002 in the Baltimore area, and 800-787-8002, outside of Baltimore.
long ago, a bright young girl was brutally murdered after accepting a
babysitting job with a man she'd never met before and for whom she had
In a world of random violence, a sitter's safety has become as important as that of the children being watched," said Jane Aksoy, Health and Safety Specialist here at the Red Cross. "It's important to meet with a family before working with them. Never underestimate your own intuition [your first response to the person]."
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