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The Babysitter That Parents Trust

2017 Babysitting Seminar

Finding a good babysitter can be a challenge for parents. Over the past two years, the Red Cross reports that 55% of parents had a change of plans because they could not find a good sitter. And, nearly a third of parents turned sitters away because of safety concerns.

Parents look for sitters that are knowledgeable, responsible and have experience with childcare skills, basic first aid and CPR experience. Parents understand that there is more to choosing a sitter than price and availability. In fact, 80% of parents reported that they would pay more to teen sitters who were knowledgeable, skilled and responsible.


Keeping with our mission to create a safer future for children in Northeastern PA, HKQ Kids will offer a free baby-sitter training seminar for area youths, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, on May 6th at the ARC headquarters in Wilkes-Barre.

Attorney Michelle Quinn

The free seminar will teach youths how to care for children and infants; how to be a good leader and role model; how to make good decisions and solve problems; how to keep themselves and the children they are baby-sitting safe; how to handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents; how to write resumes and interview for jobs; and much more.

The seminar, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ARC headquarters at 256 North Sherman St., is open to 30 area youths between the ages of 11 and 15.

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up today, call Sue Greenfield at 287-3000 or email

HKQ Kids was established in October 2005 by the law firm of HKQ Law to promote child safety through community outreach and educational programs. The fund is administered by the Luzerne Foundation.

About HKQ Law

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

Additional information can be found at or by calling (800) 760-1529.



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