WASHINGTON, Mo. – Confidently Home Alone, a workshop for children ages 9 to 13 who supervise themselves at home for part of the day, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Children will learn essential self-care and self-protection skills, including how to handle emergencies, phone calls and visitors, and protect themselves from abuse. Parents and children also will learn how to negotiate household rules.
The workshop will be in the educational services classrooms at the Mercy Medical Building North, 851 East Fifth St., in Washington. Children attend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents join the session from noon to 2 p.m.
Confidently Home Alone is sponsored by Crider Health Center and Mercy Hospital Washington. The fee is $25 for one child, $35 for two children, and $45 for three children from the same family. Enrollment is limited to 18 children and their parents and registration by Friday, May 13 is required. To register, please call 636-239-8004.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.