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LSU graduate students, Bret Blackmon and Matt Heroman, assist Dr. Carol Plummer with care for the new “babies” utilized in their Childcare Education Program.

LSU graduate students, Bret Blackmon and Matt Heroman, assist Dr. Carol Plummer with care for the new “babies” utilized in their Childcare Education Program

This program, designed by the graduate students with guidance from Dr. Plummer, is being used to educate MSW students in how to teach teens babysitting, child discipline, and child development information. Their work is being used currently with Teen Court, Acceleration Academy, and youth at the Tyrus Thomas Foundation. This leadership training enables young people to gain a certificate regarding their readiness to babysit, work in child care settings, and even in preparation for their future parenting. Learning how to hold, feed, change, comfort, talk to, and provide emergency care for children is enhanced through interaction with these lifelike “babies.”

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