Child Injury Prevention (Ages 0-6)

Program examples and evaluation tools

Program examples for a number of injury issues that affect children 0-6 have been created as additional resources for Lessons 5 and 6 of the Introduction to Child Injury Prevention e-learning course.  These examples are based on best practice and share activities, key messages and strategies that groups have done or could use to integrate into your child injury prevention work.

These examples follow two formats:

  • The Lesson 5 examples follow the more streamlined planning model of A Journey to the Teachings: A Community Approach to Injury Prevention (Source: © All rights reserved. A Journey to the Teachings: A Community Approach to Injury Prevention: Facilitator Manual. Health Canada, 2009.  Reproduced with permission from the Minister of Health, 2014)
  • These examples concentrate on the key messages and strategies that you could use to integrate child injury prevention into your work.
  • The Lesson 6 versions provide a story and an example of what a community group could do to address the issue.  There are links to various resources and programs that you could use in your community.  The Lesson 6 examples follow the planning template of the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum, upon which the Introduction to Child Injury Prevention e-learning course is based.  This level of detail is often required for those looking for program funding and who need to evaluate their work. 

Sample pre and post surveys as well as observation questionnaires have also been provided.  These survey tools can be used as is, or adapted to assist in the evaluation of your child injury prevention programs.

Title Program Example (pdf) Program Example (pdf)

Survey and/or 
questionnaire
(Word)

Child passenger restraint  Lesson 5 Lesson 6

Survey

Booster seat questionnaire

Child poisoning prevention Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Survey
Falls prevention Lesson 5 Leson 6 Survey
Scalds - burns from liquids Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Survey
Burns from fire   Lesson 6  
Suffocation related incidents Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Survey
Drowning prevention Lesson 5 Lesson 6

Survey

Lifejacket
observation
 questionnaire

Safe sleep Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Survey
Playground safety   Lesson 6 Survey