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Red Cross Offering Training Classes

July 13, 1998|ERIC RIMBERT

The Los Angeles chapter of the Red Cross recognizes July as Purposeful Parenting Month by offering free classes to promote accident prevention and emergency training.

Classes will include information to help families prepare for disasters such as fires and earthquakes.

A training class for baby-sitters teaches accident prevention, play supervision and how to decide what games are age-appropriate.

Another class, called Infant and Child CPR, teaches the resuscitation technique but geared to smaller bodies.

A more general view of infant safety will be taught in a class for new parents, grandparents and caregivers. Subjects include Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and safety around the home and in a vehicle.

The Basic Aid Training, for children ages 8 to 10, teaches about common injuries such as minor and severe bleeding, poisoning, burns and how to respond to breathing emergencies.

Following is a class schedule:

Infant and Child CPR, Wednesday and July 22, Fallbrook Mall, 6633 Fallbrook Ave., Suite 248, West Hills, 6 to 9 p.m.

Basic Aid Training, Saturday, Santa Clarita Service Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Baby-Sitting Training, Saturday, Burbank Service Center, 1001 W. Magnolia Blvd., and Van Nuys Service Center, 14717 Sherman Way, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Infant CPR for New Parents, July 25, Burbank Service Center, 1001 W. Magnolia Blvd., and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To register, call the Los Angeles chapter of the Red Cross at (800) 627-7000.

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