Child Injury Prevention

Raising Saskatchewan Video Campaign Logo
Raising Saskatchewan is a video campaign that promotes child safety in Saskatchewan.

The Child Injury Prevention Program Coordinators traveled throughout Saskatchewan to find out about the work that is done to keep children safe. Interviews with parents, caregivers, organizations, and communities were filmed by the coordinators. These videos were shared on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s website to showcase the great work that is done in Saskatchewan.


Raising Saskatchewan – Child Safety in Saskatchewan

is a compilation of moments where Saskatchewan parents were asked about their child’s future and child safety.

For more information on child injury prevention, click here.

What is the most important thing in your life?

is a compilation of moments where Saskatchewan parents were asked that very question.

For more information on child injury prevention, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Bicycle Safety Week with the Community of Swift Current

highlights the great work Swift Current, Saskatchewan is doing to encourage safe cycling practices. It also provides viewers with ideas on how to plan a bike and wheel safety event at the community level.

For more information on bicycle and wheel safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Child Safety at the Community Level

was filmed in Swift Current, Saskatchewan during Bicycle Safety Week 2014. Viewers are asked to consider the role they play in child safety, in particular helmet use for all bike and wheel activities.

For more information on bicycle and wheel safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Child Passenger Safety

was filmed with representatives from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the RCMP (Yorkton Rural Detachment). The video highlights the importance of child restraint use, particularly booster seats.

For more information on child passenger safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Biking through a Safe Summer with Misimi and Adeiye

highlights bike and wheel safety messages from children. More specifically, Misimi and Adeiye show viewers how to properly fit a helmet and cross the street safely.

For more information on bicycle and wheel safety, click here.

Disclaimer: The audio in the video may be hard to hear as footage was filmed in a ski chalet with background noise. We feel the children’s messages are important and we are happy to be able to share them.

Raising Saskatchewan – Messages from Students on Ski and Snowboard Safety

was filmed south of Big River at Ski Timber Ridge. Students from a nearby elementary school in Saskatchewan are featured in the video and respond to the question, “What would you tell your friends to do to stay safe while they’re skiing or snowboarding?”. Viewers are asked to consider the role they play in keeping children safe.

For more information on winter safety, including ski and snowboard safety, click here.

Disclaimer: The audio in the video may be hard to hear as footage was filmed on the ski hill with wind and background noise.

Raising Saskatchewan – Ski Timber Ridge

was filmed south of Big River at the ski hill, Ski Timber Ridge. In this video Arlene and Brian discuss their thoughts on helmet use for skiing and snowboarding, as well as the community’s role in child safety.

For more information on winter safety, including ski and snowboard safety, click here.

Disclaimer: The audio in the video may be hard to hear as footage was filmed in a ski chalet with background noise. We feel the children’s messages are important and we are happy to be able to share them.

Raising Saskatchewan – Helmets from a Child’s View

was filmed south of Big River at Ski Timber Ridge. Students from a nearby elementary school are featured in the video and discuss their thoughts on helmet use for skiing and snowboarding.

For more information on winter safety, including ski and snowboard safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Keeping Makena Safe

highlights how the injury risks of a baby changes as she learns and grows.safety.

For more information on home safety for a baby or young child, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Abby’s Role in Home Safety

highlights the importance of teaching children about safety as they grow. Children of different ages have unique injury risks; this can make keeping children safe a challenging task. Mackenzie and Sally have taught their oldest daughter, Abby, about safety so that she can play an active role in keeping her younger sister, August, safe in their home.

For more information on home safety for children, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – A Holiday Message

features two Saskatchewan families who share their ideas on staying safe during holiday season.

For more information on holiday safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Cara and Lydia’s Message

highlights the important role a parent plays in a child’s life in teaching the necessary steps to be able to live a safe and healthy life. More specifically, viewers are asked to consider the role they play in keeping children safe who are crossing the road.

For more information on Pedestrian safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Safety Patrollers in Martensville

was filmed at an elementary school in Saskatchewan and features eleven safety patrollers who discuss why they volunteer to help younger children cross the road. The safety patrollers also provide advice for how children can stay safe while crossing the road. Viewers are asked to consider the role they play in keeping children safe who are crossing the road.

For more information on Pedestrian safety, click here.

Raising Saskatchewan – Safety Patrollers in Martensville Bloopers

This blooper film is a follow-up to the ‘Safety Patrollers in Martensville’ video. The student at Valley Manor Elementary School are a great reminder that safety can be fun!


Raising Saskatchewan – Andrea’s Message

is a follow up video to ‘Jacob’s Story’ and was filmed at a playground in Saskatchewan.


Raising Saskatchewan – Jacob’s Story

was filmed at a playground in Saskatchewan. Viewers are asked to consider the impact of an injury as well as how they can help keep children safe while on the playground.

For more information on playground safety, click here.

 
  • Choking Prevention Information
    (CIRP 2010)

  • Did You Know?
    (CIRP 2010)

  • How to Prevent Chocking
    (CIRP 2010)

  • Window Covering Cord Safety Demonstration? (Health Canada 2010)

For more information, please contact the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute at info@skprevention.ca or call 306-651-4300.

FASDLive 2012 Conference Videos

Meconium Testing to Determine Alcohol Exposure Dr. Gideon Koren

Meconium Testing to Determine Alcohol Exposure – Dr. Gideon Koren

Meconium is a baby’s first bowel movement after birth. It can be tested to see if the baby was exposed to alcohol before he was born. Dr. Gideon Koren explains meconium testing, how it is used, and some of the ethical issues with this test.
- Filmed at FASDlive conference, September 2012, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.


Time to Get Serious About FASD Prevention Dr. Sterling Clarren

Time to Get Serious About FASD Prevention – Dr. Sterling Clarren

It seems so simple. If a woman does not drink while pregnant, her baby will not have a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Sterling Clarren talks about the challenges of protecting babies from this lifelong disability.
- Filmed at FASDlive conference, September 2012, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.


FASD Prevention Diagnosis and Support The Honourable June Draude Minister of Social Services

A Message from the Government of Saskatchewan: FASD Prevention, Diagnosis, and Support – The Honourable June Draude, Minister of Social Services

Minister Draude talks about Saskatchewan’s commitment to preventing FASD and providing supports for children and adults with FASD to reach their potential.
- Filmed at FASDlive conference, September 2012, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

To Drink or Not to Drink Pregnant Natacha talks about her decision

To Drink or Not to Drink? Pregnant Natacha talks about her decision

This video features Natacha Hogan, Assistant Professor in Animal and Poultry Science and the Toxicology Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Natacha talks about what she is doing during her pregnancy to ensure her baby has the best start possible.


Thank You Mom

These posters are available to order through this website as Resource Number 3-002.

Thank-you Mom Video

This powerful video, created by youth, communicates the importance of avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. This issue is addressed in a sensitive and relevant way by having young people thank their own mothers for not drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The acting, directing, filming, and musical composition were all completed by Saskatchewan youth through the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s Youth Action for Prevention project.

The video was released just in time for Mother’s Day on May 8, 2011. A series of nine posters featuring the youth from the video were created representing the nine months of pregnancy.


Hammered Photovoice Video

PhotoVoice Video

This video features a photovoice project exploring the impact of alcohol on Saskatchewan youth as viewed and experienced by the young people themselves. Photovoice is a technique that gives a “voice” to people whose voices are often unheard or ignored. Through powerful photographs and youth’s own words, Hammered: A Sober Look at Youth and Alcohol is relevant to all generations as it looks at alcohol use in youth culture.

Infant Mortality

Your Choices Matter Video

Your Choices Matter Video

Your Choices Matter is a video focused on raising awareness about the impacts of youth’s early life choices on the health of their future children. The video addresses choices about: drug and alcohol use, diet and exercise, relationships, vaccinations and regular health care checkups, and sexual activity. Saskatchewan youth were involved in the creation of the video content and presentation through the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s Infant Mortality Youth Advisory Committee. It is hoped that this video will be used to engage youth and communities in conversations about choices youth can make now to ensure the best health outcomes for their future children.

Maternal and Infant Health

Great Reasons to Breastfeed

Great Reasons to Breastfeed

Breastfeeding provides infants and children with custom-made, healthy nutrition. Breastmilk is the only nutrition an infant needs for the first six months. Breastfeeding is good for mom, too. This video presents real-life families sharing their great reasons for breastfeeding their children.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Hope for the Future: Having a Healthy Pregnancy While Living with HIV (Full Video – 26 Minutes) shares information about HIV, pregnancy, and parenting, with the goal of showing that healthy pregnancies and healthy babies are possible for pregnant women living with HIV in Saskatchewan. The knowledge and experiences of people living with HIV and those that work in this area are shared. The DVD was created as a resource for health and allied health professionals and for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan.

The DVD shares information about the experiences of a mother and a father living with HIV, as well as those of a young adult who was perinatally infected. The following professionals also share their knowledge about HIV and their experiences working with pregnant women living with HIV: an infectious diseases specialist, an obstetrician/gynaecologist, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, a clinical pharmacist, and an HIV outreach support worker. It is the hope that in sharing these experiences and knowledge, women living with HIV will be supported to have the healthiest pregnancies and babies possible.

The DVD can be viewed in its entirety or as individual chapters, as listed below.

This video chapter provides basic information about HIV, including information about vertical transmission of HIV. The importance of HIV treatment is stressed. Finally, three people living with HIV (a mother, a father, and a young adult who was perinatally infected) discuss their HIV diagnosis.


This video chapter provides information about the impact of HIV and HIV treatment on pregnancy. The importance of HIV treatment for insuring a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby is also discussed.


This video chapter discusses the importance of accessing care and being as healthy as possible when planning a pregnancy while living with HIV. The importance of HIV treatment options is highlighted.


This video chapter discusses the importance of pregnant women living with HIV accessing care early and staying engaged in care to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. A mother living with HIV talks about her pregnancy, including how she accessed care and support services. The availability of these types of services in Saskatchewan is highlighted.


This video chapter discusses the importance of support during pregnancy for women living with HIV. The steps taken during pregnancy, labour and delivery, and following delivery to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV to the baby are also discussed. Finally, a mother living with HIV shares her own pregnancy experience, including the healthy birth of her son.


This video chapter provides information for health and allied healthcare providers about effectively engaging pregnant women living with HIV in care. Suggestions from healthcare providers and people living with HIV are included. The importance of engaging pregnant women in care for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is also highlighted.


This video chapter shares the hopes of health and allied healthcare providers for pregnant women living with HIV. A mother and a young adult living with HIV also share their hopes for themselves.

 

Traditional Teachings

A Journey from Young Child to Young Adult

Traditional Teachings: A Journey from Young Child to Young Adult

Elders share their wisdom regarding the cultural practices, laws and traditional values surrounding the sexual maturation of First Nations children to young adulthood. The video is a full length production of teachings and life stories of eight Elders from the Plains Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota and Saulteaux First Nations of Saskatchewan. The DVD was created as a resource for educators and health care providers, family and community members, and others as they support youth to make positive lifestyle choices for their sexual and reproductive health. This resource is available to order free of charge through this website as Resource Number 7-900. The video below is an introduction to the full version.

 

Youth-Created Videos on STIs and Unplanned Pregnancy

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute works in areas of reproductive health that are of particular pertinence to the health of Saskatchewan’s population. Rates of adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. Adolescent pregnancy is associated with poorer outcomes for the mom and the baby. If STIs aren’t treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies.

The Prevention Institute believes that young people should be included in primary prevention efforts. Youth in Saskatchewan were asked to participate in a video contest focused on helping other young people make healthy choices to reduce their risk of STIs and unplanned pregnancies.

Two of the awards went to the Tisdale Middle and Secondary School students. Jeremy Ernst developed his own video, STI Awareness, while Kanna Jorde, Kristen Wallington, and Trisha Wallington worked together to develop the STI Video. The third award was received by Alia Hogan for her video, Wrapped.

Following are the links to the three winning videos. Congratulations to each of the winners!
  • STI Video
    by Kristen Wallington, Trisha Wallington, and Kanna Jorde

  • STI Awareness
    by Jeremy Ernst

  • Wrapped
    by Alia Hogan