Injury Prevention

Keeping kids safe at home, at play, and on the road

Contents

I Overview of Child Injuries in Ontario
II Safe Kids Week: At Home, at Play, and on the Road
III Child Injury Prevention Training and Resources
IV Data Sources

--Submitted by Stephanie Cowle, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) and Julie Taylor, Parachute

I Overview of Child Injuries in Ontario

Falls from Ladders: A Seasonal Hazard

Contents

I Introduction
II Not Our Typical Fallers
III A Campaign for Change
IV Key Prevention Messages and Resources
V Conclusion
VI References

--Submitted by Stephanie Cowle, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)

I Introduction

Tobogganing in Ontario: What’s the risk?

Contents

I Introduction: Physical Activity and Injury Risk
II Tobogganing in the Media
III Tobogganing Injuries in Ontario
IV Key Prevention Messages
V Conclusion
VI References

--submitted by Stephanie Cowle, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)

I Introduction: Physical Activity and Injury Risk

Alcohol, teens and road safety: Emerging research, programs and priorities

Contents

I Introduction
II Harms
III Awareness Building
IV Policy Implications
V Going Forward
VI References
VII Resources

-- Submitted by Benjamin Rempel, MPH, Health Promotion Field Support Specialist in Alcohol Policy, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario and Jayne Morrish, MA, Research Coordinator, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre, Parachute

Child and Adolescent Snow Sport Injuries: Lessons for SNOWSMART

Contents

I Introduction
II Youth and winter sports
III Why youth get hurt on ski hills
IV Risky behaviours
V Parental influence
VI Lessons learned for programming and prevention efforts
VII Conclusions and next steps
VIII References
IX Resources

--Submitted by Kathy Blair, Coordinator, Media Relations and Communications, Parachute

Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice

Contents 

l What is a Community of Practice?
ll Why a Falls Prevention Community of Practice?
lll Who are the sponsoring agencies and what do they offer?
lV  Membership composition
V Successes and challenges
Vl What are the benefits of being a member?
Vll Conclusion
VIII References and resources

-- Submitted by Marguerite Thomas, RN., BScN.Coordinator, Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 730

SMARTRISK is a national charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, by helping Canadians to see and manage the risks in their lives. Our main focus is youth, the age group at peak risk for injury. http://www.smartrisk.ca

No Regrets is a peer-led, school-based program that trains staff advisers and student leaders to raise awareness and implement injury prevention activities and events in their schools. http://www.smartrisknoregrets.ca/

Parental Influence Over Teen Risk-taking

Contents

I Introduction
II Adolescence: a risky time
III Parental monitoring: do you know where your children are?
IV How can parents encourage their teens to share?
V Do as I say, not as I do
VII Conclusions

--submitted by Kathy Blair, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre and SMARTRISK

I Introduction

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