Child Safety Link – Infographic
Child Safety Link – Backgrounder
Atlantic Canada Child & Youth Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations: 10 years in review
This report builds on the previous report from 2005 entitled Child & Youth Unintentional Injury Atlantic Canada: 10 years in review. Data was commissioned from the Canadian Institute for Health Information hospitalization trends (2004-2013) for childhood injury over a 10-year period, the most recent years for which data were available both at the national and provincial levels. The purpose of this report is to determine the pattern of injuries to children and youth in Atlantic Canada and, where possible, whether these injury patterns follow national trends. The data in this report mainly focus on hospitalizations of children from birth to age 14 (inclusive) and is about unintentional injuries only, including falls.
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Ontario Childhood Falls Infographic 2017
This infographic highlights statistics from Ontario data on falls in children ages 0 to 6 years. How childhood falls happen and where they are hurt are included. Data for this infographic were supplied by Toronto Public Health. This infographic was created in collaboration with York Region Public Health and Toronto Public Health.
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The Great Child Safety Challenge — preventing home injuries in the living room (1-3 years)
Given that children aged 0 to 4 are most likely to fall at home, Child Safety Link developed a video illustrating several challenges to safety that can occur in the living room for children between the ages of 1 and 3 years.
Preventing unintentional injuries in Indigenous children and youth in Canada
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, occurring at rates three to four times the national average. This position statement discusses unintentional injuries in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, injury mechanisms and recommendations for reducing the rate and severity of these injuries.
Injury in Review, 2020 Edition: Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injuries across the Life Course
This report provides national surveillance statistics on head injuries and traumatic brain injuries across the life course, including deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, using data sources including the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database of Statistics Canada; the Hospital Morbidity Database and Discharge Abstract Database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System of CIHI; and the Electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database (eCHIRPP).
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A million messages
This online learning module from Alberta Health Services provides health care professionals with standardized child injury prevention messages and resources to pass along to parents/caregivers based on developmental stages and associated injury risk factors of children ages 0 to 3.
Safe and Healthy Children: A Public Health Resource Manual for Child Care Providers
This resource provides childcare providers with fall prevention tips. These tips can be used by childcare centres themselves, the staff at the centres, and parents/caregivers of the children. Childcare providers play an important role in keeping children safe. This resource provides childcare providers as well as parents/caregivers with actions they could take to decrease the number of injuries in children.
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Loop fall prevention webinars
Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice provides webinars regularly on topics related to fall prevention. These webinars are recorded and uploaded to Loop’s YouTube channel. The webinars are hour-long presentations from experts in the field. They highlight evidence-based information with practical applications for health-care practitioners.
Child injury prevention and safety presentations
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute developed this presentation for community-based programs to use in their work with families to help prevent child injuries. This presentation may also be of interest to public health professionals, early childhood educators, daycare providers and others working with parents/caregivers and children. The focus of this presentation is on falls, which are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Saskatchewan children and youth.
Loop Evidence Summary: Fall Prevention and COVID-19
The Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice developed an evidence summary that reviews the impact of COVID-19 on risk factors contributing to fall-related injuries. It also summarizes current and emerging evidence on the effective planning and implementation of fall risk screening and assessment, fall care, fall rehabilitation and fall prevention initiatives, all of which have become largely reliant on virtual modalities of delivery in order to comply with COVID-19 countermeasures. The summary concludes with key implications for fall prevention policy and practice over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Impact of COVID-19 on Accidental Falls in Canada
Cost of injury – Falls in children infographic