BASICS stands for Barrhaven and Area Safety Instructional Courses. It is a company created by Karen Fromm to instruct the Canada Safety Council’s Home Alone Course and Babysitting Course to children and youth.
The Home Alone Course is designed by the Canada Safety Council for children aged 10 and up. It is designed to provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be home safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied. It focuses on small group discussions and problem solving, role playing and Instructor led demonstrations.
identify the consequences of decisions and actions made in daily life;
follow safety procedures and describe ways to obtain emergency help;
demonstrate knowledge of how to use 911 correctly through role-play and by stating situations when it is appropriate to call 911;
- review basic first aid procedures; and
- a student reference book.
- caring for babies, toddlers and school-aged children;
- the behaviour and misbehaviour of children;
- handling emergencies;
- caring for a sick/injured child; and
- prevention and first aid.
Upon completion of the program with a 75 per cent test result, each participant will be rewarded a certificate and a wallet-size accreditation from the Canada Safety Council.