Taking action to keep children safe

February 1, 2018

Going Beyond the Basics – Teaching Healthy Relationships from a Human Rights Perspective

January 11, 2018
Human rights are the fundamental, inalienable rights that everyone has simply because they are human. Human rights are universal, interrelated, and interdependent. Human rights, similar to relationships, are made up of a reciprocal, mutually beneficial exchange of responsibilities and entitlements. Every human has the right to experience healthy relationships, but unfortunately this right is not always realized due to a complex interplay of structural and individual factors. Health professionals and educators can challenge structural barriers that prevent the realization of these human rights, while empowering young people to discern and practice relationships that are healthy and meaningful. Using the overarching principles of human rights can help do both!

Letting children explore, learn, take risks, and play.

December 19, 2017
Active play is a thrilling and exciting form of play that involves risk-taking, challenges, uncertainty, and problem-solving. Active play is important for children’s development as well as their physical and mental health. Sometimes active play can lead to physical injuries. How can we embrace active play? How do we minimize the risk of injury while allowing our children to engage in this important form of play? Why do parents feel like they need to bubble wrap their children?

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

July 13, 2017
Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) is an approach to parenting that teaches children and guides their behaviour, while respecting their rights to healthy development, protection from violence, and participation in their learning. Positive Discipline can be used from birth onward into adulthood. It is based on research in children’s healthy development, effective parenting, and founded on child rights principles.

Issues of Substance Conference 2017

July 11, 2017
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Issues of Substance (IOS) is Canada’s only national conference that brings together addiction workers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers from across the country.

34th International Seating Symposium

May 24, 2017
This international symposium addresses current and future developments in the areas of seating, positioning and mobility. Topic areas include service delivery, product development, research and outcomes. The format for the symposium will include pre-symposium, plenary, instructional, paper and poster sessions.

It’s Easier Than You Think: Tips for Talking With Your Kids About Sexual Health

May 16, 2017
Standing Together for Children's Health

Prevention Matters Conferences 2017

March 22, 2017
Prevention Matters 2017 will provide opportunities to explore prevention efforts to support the health of Saskatchewan children. The conference will focus on four streams: public health; child maltreatment; maternal and infant health; resources and skill development for individuals who work directly with families (mothers, fathers, and other caregivers) and children.

‘From “At-Risk” to Resilience’: Engaging Tools for Working with Youth to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms

March 15, 2017
The youth workshops are interactive and help young people analyze their substance use patterns and those of their peers. The aim is to engage youth to help them see the link between alcohol and substance use as it is related to increased risk of unintended pregnancy (and subsequently, FASD), STIs, impaired driving, and injuries.

Early Childhood Mental Health Lunch and Learn Webinar Sessions 2018

October 31, 2016
Mental health in infancy and early childhood affects every aspect of individual’s lives throughout their lifetime, including social functioning, psychological well-being, and physical health.

From the Outside Looking In…

May 4, 2016
Within Canada Indigenous persons living with a disability and their families are often challenged when seeking appropriate and necessary supports regarding their specific disability and health related need(s).

Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit Training

August 23, 2015
This ongoing training on the Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit is a knowledge-sharing and capacity-building tool for staff working with women and/or families in community-based organizations. One-and-a-half and two-day workshops are available.

Reaching In – Reaching Out Training

July 4, 2015
The training uses a cognitive-behavioral and social problem-solving approach based on an adaptation of the world-renowned Penn Resilience Project (PRP) to prevent depression and promote resilience.

Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator Training

May 1, 2015
Nobody’s Perfect is a preventive educational and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. It supports parents to enhance their knowledge, skills and self-confidence that are vital to healthy and effective parenting. It also encourages the development of a strong and supportive social network among participants.

Motivational Interviewing Training

February 20, 2015
This 2-day training is a hands-on, skill development workshop that will provide participants with a solid foundation of MI principles, and an opportunity to practice MI communication skills and strategies.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

January 23, 2015
Many of the injuries and deaths to children in vehicle collisions are preventable. This is where you can help. Become a Children’s Restraint System Technician as part of your job, community organization, or just as a volunteer. The course is FREE of charge, and will give you the skills you need to become a valuable resource to caregivers.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention

June 10, 2013
Learn about current evidence around alcohol, prenatal development and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

“Hammered: A Sober Look at Youth and Alcohol” Youth Photovoice Exhibit

April 29, 2013
This youth-created exhibit is currently on tour in schools and communities throughout Saskatchewan. Eleven full-colour banners bring to life this powerful youth photovoice project. “Hammered” explores 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. The contents of the exhibit can also be found in the accompanying booklet which details how young people can take the lead on their own photovoice project.

The STI Adventures

April 8, 2013
The STI Adventures has been created to provide an interactive opportunity to learn about sexually transmitted infections (also known as STIs) and their effect on fertility, pregnancy, and newborn babies. The project is recommended for middle and high school students.

Early Childhood Mental Health

April 8, 2013
Early Childhood Mental Health refers to the ability of children to experience, control, and express their emotions; form close and secure relationships; and learn while exploring their environment. General presentations can be delivered on this topic. The presentation can be tailored to meet your work place and/or audience’s requirements.

Child Safety in the Home Presentation

January 14, 2013
This presentation is geared for parenting groups. It provides parents with an interactive, hands-on opportunity to learn about how to keep their children safe when dangerous products or situations exist in the home.

Child Passenger Safety FAQs

January 11, 2013
Please see the link below for frequently asked questions about child passenger safety. If you require more information, please contact the program coordinator at (306) 651-4300 or email: info@skprevention.ca.

Babies R Us What’s New in Car Seats

December 14, 2012
For more information on car seats and child traffic safety, please contact the program coordinator at info@skprevention.ca or call 306-651-4300.

HIV and Pregnancy

December 3, 2012
To promote further awareness of HIV in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has created three PowerPoint presentations to be used to educate about HIV and Pregnancy.

Child Injury Prevention Safety Presentations

December 3, 2012
The Child Injury Prevention Program aims to increase professional, community, and parental/caregiver awareness and knowledge within each area of injury prevention. The program coordinator offers a variety of presentations in the areas of Bike Safety, Child Traffic Safety, Home Safety, ATV Safety, Playground Safety and other injury prevention topics as needed.