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Sewing 101

Child Safety Series

CPR and First Aid Training

Become CPR Certified! Learn techniques that could save someone’s life! Have a plan for an emergency and develop the skills necessary to help an adult, child, or infant who is not breathing or whose heart has stopped beating. Learn the new CAB and early warning signs of stroke and cardiac arrest. AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training will be included with this course. Instructor will also cover basic first aid, home safety, splinting, bleeding control, bandaging, and victim assessment. This course meets the requirements for foster care, adoption and child care workers. Class fee includes materials and American Red Cross Certification for two years.

DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: HR Training Room, Insight Park, 1st Floor Seminar Room
INSTRUCTOR: Scott Dankel, Certified CPR and First Aid Trainer
FEE: $ 79.00 (includes materials and American Red Cross Certification for two years)
NOTES: This class is not eligible for a discount.


Safe Sitter Essential Skills for Kids Ages 11 to 14

Safe Sitter® is a nationally recognized program for 11-14 year olds in which participants learn life-saving skills so they can be safe if home alone or watching younger children. Participants play fun games, do some role-playing exercises, and even learn fundamental CPR and first aid practices to help rescue someone who is choking. At the conclusion of the class, participants will be prepared to handle any situation that may arise while babysitting.

DATE: Saturday, June 16
TIME: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


FEE: $65
NOTES: Space is limited to 8 participants. Register early

Personal Safety taught by the University Police Department

No one wants to be afraid. Being prepared means we fear less because we’re ready for whatever may come. This includes situations when self-defense is needed. This course provides both an intellectual and physical component with an emphasis on risk awareness, risk avoidance, risk reduction and risk response. Participants learn observation skills to recognize early warning signs of danger, ways to use their voice and body language to prevent harm, simple and effective physical skills to disable an attacker long enough to escape, and more.

DATE: Saturday, November 19
MEETS: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Kellum — Jeff Kellum serves as the Crime Prevention Coordinator for the University Police Department at Ole Miss.
FEE: $10
NOTES: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. There will be demonstrations and a Q&A.

Registration Closed

FREE! Social Media: Is Your Child Safe?

There is a social media explosion and your child is a part of it. Learn about various forms of social media, including Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr. Understand how they work, who is logging on, and what is being said. Additionally, the course covers social media safety including dealing with bullies and internet predators as well as suggestions on how to educate children and monitor the online activity of minors.

DATE: Tuesday, October 4
MEETS: 5:30–7:30 p.m. in Lamar Hall, Room 207
INSTRUCTORS: Vanessa Cook and Lindsey Bartlett Mosvick — Vanessa Cook serves as an Assistant Director of Marketing specializing in all things social media for the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. Lindsey Bartlett Mosvick is Assistant Director of Violence Prevention at the UM Counseling Center.
NOTES: This class is for parents who have social media concerns. Time will be allotted for Q&A, so please bring your questions.