Throughout the Introduction to Child Injury Prevention e-learning course, a number of resources were referenced. We have provided these references and links under the headings: Ages and Stages, Healthy Child Development/Resiliency, Social Determinants of Injury, Behaviour Change, Policy Development, and Other Resources.
Ages and stages
Injuries often happen when a child reaches a developmental milestone and acquires a new skill. Therefore, caregivers need to understand the basics of child development and anticipate their child’s next developmental milestone before it happens. This allows them to adjust the environment and their behaviour to decrease the risk of injury. Listed below are some resources that frame the injury issues in an ages and stages approach. As well, you will be able to identify the various images that fit with these ages and stages.
- Safe kids at every stage : 0 to six months (pdf)
- Safe kids at every stage : Six to 12 months (pdf)
- Safe kids at every stage: One to two years (pdf)
- Safe kids at every stage: Three to five years (pdf)
- Child Safety Link, Ages and stages
- Caring for Kids Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians
- Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research prescription pads for physicians or others working with families of young children
- Saskatchewan Prevention Institute prescription pads for physicians or others working with families of young children
Healthy child development / Resiliency
In lesson 2 of the ICIP e-learning course, we highlighted the strong relationship between healthy child development, resiliency and injury. We also highlighted the role those working in family resource centres or other programs that work with families of young children, can play in enhancing the development of children – in all four areas: cognitive, emotional, social and physical.
Below are the resources referenced in the course and other resources that address this topic:
- National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health "Growing Up Healthy" Resource Booklet
- Resliency tip sheets from Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
- The Search Institute has 40 developmental assets for young children. In order to download it, you need to “join” – for free
- How Brains are Built – Alberta Family Wellness Initiative Video
- Physical Literacy for young children - Dawne Clark, Centre for Child Wellbeing (CCWB), Mount Royal University, Calgary AB, written for Active for Life
- Mariana Brussoni, Lise L. Olsen, Ian Pike and David Sleet. Risky Play and Children's Safety: Balancing Priorities for Optimal Child Development
Lesson 4 of the ICIP e-learning course focuses on how to influence behaviour change by understanding your target audience and the benefits and barriers they see to either keeping their current behavior or changing their behaviour to provide a safer environment for their children. Lesson four follows a 5A’s template –ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange , adapted from a tobacco cessation approach used by a number of our partners. East Tennessee State University. Tennessee Intervention for Pregnant Smokers.
This article summarizes the same concepts but from a social marketing approach:
If you want further training around social marketing please visit CDC Cyndergy .
Social determinants of injury
As part of this project, we contracted with one of our partners to enhance a workshop they had developed around the social determinants of injury, and to create a facilitator’s guide.
Starting a discussion with a broad range of people in your community on the Social Determinants of Health/Injury that could be the first step in developing a program or policy change that you have identified. These materials are a supplement to Lesson 7 on Influencing Public Policy Development.
- Social determinants of injury in Powerpoint and Pdf
- Social determinants of injury resource guide in Microsoft Word and Pdf
People working in the area of child injury prevention may identify policy development/revision as a critical strategy to use to address a particular issue facing their community. Lesson 7 of the course guides you through a planning approach that was adapted from the Thought About Food, food security project. The steps used in that resource (and in Lesson 7) are an adaptation of the 8 Steps to Developing a Health Promotion Policy, linked below.
- Thought About Food? A workbook on food security & influencing policy
- The Eight Steps to Developing a Health Promotion Policy
- New in Canada Parenting Support series (Fire safety, home safety, Swimming Safety, Street Safety)
- Child Safety Link PSA's on a variety of topics in English and French (falls, poisoning, playground safety)
- A Journey to the Teachings, A Community Approach to Injury Prevention
- Bingo game resource from a Journey to the Teachings
- Preventable.ca is always increasing it range of injury topics. Check them out at www.preventable.ca
- Information on a range of injury topics can be found in A Million Messages. Your province/territory may have adapted these messages for your region
- Alberta Health Services A Million Messages (AMM) Online Learning Module
- Child Safety Good Practice Guide
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Best Practices Portal
- The Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention, includes all the provincial injury prevention centres / key contacts as well as key national organizations.