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Does anyone know of a weekend class for pre-teens or teens
interested in becoming CPR certified in order to babysit?
My 12 yr old feels like this would help her better market
her babysitting enterprise and give her extra confidence to
look after some one other than her sibling.
Thanks for your help!
BANANAS in Oakland offers such classes.
My son took one several years ago and it
gave him more confidence when babysitting kids.
Their website is:
Hi Supportive Mom,
Any local Red Cross offers classes in CPR and First Aid. We
live in Alameda, and the one at Alameda Point specifically
offers (or used to!) classes for young babysitters.
City of Walnut Creek offers a class
My daughter is probably going to take it this fall.
I've taken a couple of baby/child CPR classes, but have never
taken the time to practice and feel like I need a refresher. I
don't necessarily want a whole course -- just a review of the
basics on CPR and choking prevention. Any recommendations??
I took an infant CPR course from Anna Griffin 15 years ago and
just took a refresher course from her this year, through my
children's school. I think she teaches all over. Unfortunately,
I don't have a phone number for her, but you might just be able
to find her in the phone book. I believe she lives in Oakland. She's a
I'm looking for an infant/child CPR course that is just one evening. We don't need
certification, just want to catch up on the newest techniques etc. about choking
and CPR. Would appreciate referrals to orgs that provide this training thanks anon
I just took this class with Anna Griffin at Alta Bates this past Saturday.
It was a 3 hour class on Saturday (9-12) - excellent class where she tells
you the old technique and the new updated techniques (along with the
reasons for the change - such as compressions on infants 1/3-1/2 the
thickness of their bodies rather than the previous 1-1.5 inches!)
But when doing research, these are the other places I found that had
Red Cross: 800-520-5433
SF CPR for babies 707-764-7783
Anna Griffin 510-653-8573 (or call Alta Bates for all classes
I did not do more than call the other places for times and cost, so I
can't say how they compare to the one I took with Anna Griffin anon
I teach a private 3-hour class in Infant and Child CPR and Choking (in
both English and Spanish); I also do Infant CPR classes at Alta Bates. See
the BPN Archives for references.
Please write if you'd like more information Anna Griffin
I have an 18mo old son and am very interested in learning CPR
and first aid. I have consulted the Berkeley Parents website,
but found the information to be dated. I thought there would be
some programs offered at the local hospitals, but have been
unsuccessful in finding any. I'd of course prefer for the class
to be free, but can manage to scrounge up some money to pay a
small fee. If anyone has any information regarding CPR and First
Aid classes in the area,please let me know.
I noticed the following upcoming event sponsored by East Bay
Moms, and I can wholeheartedly recommend the instructor, Anna
Griffin. I took a three-part course from her on first aid and
cpr training through Habitot when my daughter was an infant, and
found the class so illuminating and Ms. Griffin such a fine
instructor, that I arranged with her to have her teach a private
course to myself, my family and a few friends and neighbors
about six months after the class. She is a superbly clear and
engaging teacher, incredibly well-informed, and the course
listed below (I've copied and pasted from the East Bay Mom's
website) seems very reasonably priced:
Tuesday, February 11 6:30-9:30pm
Childhood First Aid Class FUTURE ACTIVITY - Register NOW!
Childhood First Aid Class
Anna Griffin, American Heart Association and American Red Cross
certified instructor, returns to teach our Childhood First Aid
class. This three hour workshop covers prevention and rescue
procedures for cuts and bleeding, burns, poisoning, head
injuries, seizures, bites, stings and shock. Also included is a
choke saving review. Class fee is $30/EBM members and $35/non-
members. Spouses, friends and caregivers are welcome; no
children, please. The workshop will be held at Piedmont Gardens,
110 41st St. off of Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. To register, send
a check to East Bay Moms, 6000 Contra Costa Rd., Oakland, CA
For CPR and First Aid Courses, call Anna Griffin at
(510) 653-8573 and for more information on her check out:
She does courses at Alta Bates, but you can put together your
own group, and she will come to your location.
My moms group did the Infant CPR course with her, and we are
just about to schedule the First Aid course, too.
I still teach CPR & first aid classes to all kinds of folks &
businesses in the Berkeley area, even though the parent
recommendation of me is from 1999. I've lived in Berkeley 19
years, raised my kid (a bicycle mechanic) here, do nurse house
calls here, and I'm not going anywhere! I have great local
references & used to be nurse for UC Berkeley kids summer camp
in Santa Cruz.
Call me any time about health & safety classes for parents &
nannies in your home.
Christine V. in Berkeley Tel: 841-1291
Hi there, First of all it will be difficult most likely to find
free training. But this is what I have for you; ABC emergency
management seminars has a website; www.juniorrescuer.com see
what they have, Also Adams safety training has an excellent
program. Their website is www.adamssafety.com The American
Red Cross and the others listed below have classes. American
Red Cross: 1-800-520-5433, CPR for life is in Concord at 925-
685-6858, Fast Response is in Berkeley at 510-849-4009, For
Safety Sake is in Oakland ( I only have their address & fax #)
100 Hegenberger Rd. ste 210, their fax is 510-523-4152 and I
think that's all I have. Good luck
Infant/CPR class in Spanish needed
Somebody I know needs to take CPR and First aid classes in Spanish
a.s.a.p. Does anyone know where to go or who to call? The classes have
to be taught in Spanish and need to be geared to infant and toddler
Bananas on Claremont teaches an infant/child CPR class in Spanish.
Also try the Red Cross on Broadway in Oakland, they may have a class.
Hi, I would like to give advice to the person looking for CPR for infants and toddlers in Spanish, bananas in Oakland offer those classes, there phone # 510-658-1409, besides that class they offer a wide diferent classes ,I'm a child care provider and I took all the classes required by law in order for me to get my day care license, they are excelletent, if you need to contact them just say Spanish and they will get somebody that speaks spanish for you since most peolplethere speak spanish as well too, and if you live in Berkeley,Alameda, Oakland and Albany you can get there latest news every 3 months for free with all the upcoming events in Spanish, chinese and english, and I think you paid a litlle fee for every
class too, since this is a non-profit organization, and if you really more information at the place ask for Blanca she is one of the main supervisors there a! nd! she speaks spanish too, good luck.
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997
Regarding the inquiry about first aid, she
could try BANANAS in Oakland. They regularly run courses on child and
infant first aid and basic (not certifiable) CPR. It is comprised of two
evening sessions and is relatively inexpensive. I found the first aid
pretty basic -- a good refresher. The CPR training was done in one evening
and I learnt a lot, but I think one would need longer training to feel
confident to use those skills in an emergency. On the whole, I feel better
having done some kind of training. You can call BANANAS at 658-0381. By the
way, they are a wonderful resource for parents and their "warm line"
(658-6046) for advice on just about anything child related is great!
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 97
Regarding the First Aid and CPR course: My husband and I took a class through
the American Red Cross (Infant and Child CPR). The class was held on a Saturday
(half day) and it was located at their Alameda County Main Office in Oakland.
The cost was $35.00 for both of us (about 2 yrs. ago)
Anna Griffin provides private classes. She has a lot of experience and also
taught at both Alta Bates and Summit Medical Centers. Her number is (510)
653-8573. Cost is determined by the size of the group.
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