Being prepared can take some of the anxiety out of life's uncertain times. Ayers Children's Medical Center offers a variety of classes to help families learn and grow with their children.
American Heart Association Association course that teaches adult, child, and infant CPR/AED and how to relieve choking. Designed for those with limited or no medical training such as parents, grandparents, babysitters and child care providers. Please call 731-512-4095 for schedule, class location, and cost.
American Heart Association certification course designed for healthcare professionals and others needing to know how to perform CPR/AED and other basic cardiovascular support skills. Please call 731-426-1730 for class schedule, class location, and cost.
Girl Talk is designed for moms and their pre-adolescent daughters to learn together about increased communication and issues they will face as they transition from a girl into a young woman. Topics discussed include body changes, reproduction, decision making, and family values. For girls ages 10-12 only.
The four weekly sessions are two hours each and present factual information about puberty, sexuality and the promoting of self esteem. This class encourages the importance of open communication within the family. Moms attend the first session alone, then daughters join them for the remaining three classes.
The cost of the class is $30 per family. Pre-registration is required. To register or to learn more, call 731-541-4947. Classes offered most months. Class size limited to 11 families.
Most young people receive many messages about sex but know very little about sexuality and responsibility. Straight Talk for Guys, designed for boys ages 10-13, gives fathers and sons an opportunity to learn together about body changes, male and female differences, reproduction, male responsibility, decision making, and family values.
The four weekly sessions are two hours each and present factual information about sexuality and the promoting of self esteem. This class encourages the importance of open communication within the family. Dads attend the first session alone, then sons join them for the remaining three classes.
The cost of the class is $30 per family. Pre-registration is required. To register or to learn more, call 731-541-6448.
A class designed for youth, ages 11-14, to learn how to be responsible baby-sitters. Safety is emphasized as well as how to keep both the children and the parents happy. Participants are also given information on how to start and maintain a baby-sitting business.
The cost of the class is $15 per participant. Pre-registration is required. To register or to learn more, call 731-541-6448.
Those soon-to-be big brothers and sisters will learn what their role will be when their new baby arrives. Children will learn about newborn behavior and basic baby care, along with touring the Women's Center. Each child will receive a T-shirt that proudly states "I'm the big brother/sister." For ages three and up.
The cost of the class is $15 per child or $20 per family. Pre-registration is required. To register or to learn more, call 731-541-6448.
All classes are sponsored by the West Tennessee Women's Center.
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