Injuries are the leading cause of childhood death and disability in Canada, and most of these injuries occur in the home. Fortunately, research shows that home safety support from a trusted professional can empower families to build safe spaces for their children and reduce the risk of a life-altering injury.
Focusing on the age range of 0-5 years, this presentation will include: A brief outline of the diagnostic process for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Saskatchewan, including how to connect with diagnosing professionals and service providers. Information about a variety of characteristics, strengths, and difficulties that children with autism may have. An overview of basic […]
Maintaining mental health is important to the well-being of pregnant and postpartum individuals, as well as to their children and families. The perinatal period (conception to one year post-birth) represents a critical time for providing intervention. Unfortunately, existing gaps in mental health services have been exacerbated during the pandemic and there is an urgent need […]
This session will explore the impact of a healthy prenatal development on the early years (0 to 6 years old), as a foundation for lifelong health. It will cover what happens during fetal development and why it's important to understand it, how to support a healthy pregnancy for better health outcomes for the mother and […]
This session will explore how the brain develops, how attachment and healthy brain development are closely linked, and how healthy relationships nurture the capacity to manage stress and build resiliency. During the presentation, Megan, Jackie and Connie will talk about strategies to help children and caregivers to strengthen the attachment bond.
More children are injured falling out of beds than out of trees each year, yet many adults focus on new ways to constrain play. Today's children often lead sedentary lives with limited opportunities to explore the environment around them and develop the skills necessary to protect their overall health. The encroachment of safety in children's […]
This webinar will summarize findings from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute report titled 'Grooming for the Purposes of Exploitation and Abuse: A Literature Review'. Specific topics that will be discussed include: an overview of grooming, prevalence and types of grooming, grooming processes, online grooming, information regarding victims and perpetrators of grooming, prevention and intervention strategies, and […]
This session will explore reasons why some families may not engage with services and supports. We will also explore what we learned from families about the support they needed and could not access during the pandemic. Discussion will include what agencies and policymakers need to be thinking about when reducing services during events such as […]
Having not received an FASD diagnosis until his late forties, RJ Formanek was startled to find how many of the strategies he had used throughout life were a result of FASD. In this webinar, RJ Formanek will share his experiences on how FASD affects the people who have it and how it impacts the world […]
Applying a Health Equity Lens to Injury Prevention Programming Presented by Parachute, Canada's national charity dedicated to preventing serious and fatal injuries, this presentation will describe equity-focused child injury prevention approaches and communication strategies. Drawing on Parachute's previous work, developing a Child Injury Prevention Course for professionals and delivering educational programming to families through centres […]
This webinar will outline the fundamentals of a trauma-informed care approach and its importance within sexual and reproductive healthcare. Attendees will learn strategies to employ a trauma-informed approach with patients/clients, including communication strategies. Resources and activities will be highlighted to aid care providers in providing trauma-informed care.
Join Diana Elliott and Sherry Sinclair in a reflective conversation about ACES, Adverse Childhood Experiences, that evolved from separate research in 1998 and from frontline workers and their experiences. Both Diana and Sherry come from a place of passion in their work and compassion and respect for communities and families they work with. In consideration […]
This presentation will discuss how brain and behaviour in children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure are altered compared to well-matched, unexposed controls. Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of human brain were used in their research, in conjunction with parent-reports of behaviour. We found that children with low levels of prenatal alcohol exposure (average = […]
This session will explore the research around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive/protective childhood experiences (PCEs), and how this knowledge can help us better understand the experiences and needs of children and families and reduce the impact of toxic stress and trauma across the lifespan. During the presentation, Erin will talk about ACEs, PCEs, and […]
On March 30, 2022, from 1:00PM-4:00PM, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is offering a virtual training focussed on using motivatioal interviewing skills to open conversations and engage youth. This interactive workshop will provide adult allies with practical tools to build a trusted working relationship, to engage youth in meaningful conversations, and to support youth to consider […]
This webinar provides information on sexual health and wellness education to educators and professionals who support people with developmental disabilities (PWDD). Participants will learn about the importance of this education for PWDD, strategies and methods for delivery, and resources to aid them in this work.
This webinar will summarize findings from two Saskatchewan Prevention Institute reports on sexting: “An Environmental Scan of Online Resources Related to Sexting” and “Youth Sexting: A Critical Review of the Research Literature”. Specifically, sexting definitions, importance of this topic, potential risks and outcomes, sexting and the law, perspectives of sexting, and how educators and caregivers […]
This webinar is aimed at healthcare and service providers working with pregnant people, those planning a pregnancy, and families with infants. Exposure to environmental toxicants can have an impact on an individual's health and development, and is of particular concern during preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood. After this session, participants will be able to:
Events from childhood can influence a woman's current mothering experience, as well as her health and well-being. Fortunately, these experiences do not have to be the blueprint for the rest of her life. This session provides an overview of recent research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and intimate partner violence (IPV). Also […]
Comprehensive sexual health education is a highly effective strategy for improving the well-being and sexual health outcomes of youth. Unfortunately, traditional sexual health education has often been critiqued for not being inclusive, not fitting the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ students, and even causing harm through the messaging used. Join us for this webinar with Natalya Mason, […]
This webinar will examine the importance of healthy weight gain for having a healthy pregnancy. It will provide information on recommendations for the amount of weight gain during pregnancy, the benefits of gaining the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy, and how healthcare providers can support mothers-to-be regarding their weight gain during pregnancy. The webinar […]
There is growing research interest in the adverse life experiences of people with prenatal alcohol exposure and FASD. In this webinar, we will: 1) provide an overview of adversity in FASD and associated vulnerabilities, 2) share findings of a recent study we conducted in this area, and 3) discuss how the environment can be a […]
This webinar examines the relationship between mothers' mental health and mother-infant sleep. If mothers have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during pregnancy, it affects their babies' sleep, but other factors such as breastfeeding and infant sleep location can also have an impact. The key message of this session is that maternal mental health does […]
As an individual with FASD Myles will share from his own personal experiences of what it’s like having a disability that has so much negativity and stigma attached to it. By focusing on his abilities rather then his disability Myles has come to have a great amount of success personally and professionally. You will learn […]
Dr. Weiler’s talk discusses the prevalence and epidemiology of child maltreatment in the world, Canada, and Saskatchewan. He describes the role of a medical assessment in the context of a child maltreatment investigation. In addition, Dr. Weiler addresses some red flags and common child maltreatment presentations. Finally, he reviews the duty to report legislation and […]
In this webinar, participants will learn about ‘wine mom’ culture and how alcohol, particularly on social media, is used to subvert the idea of constant perfection that is often associated with motherhood. ‘Wine mom’ culture has grown on social networking sites, where mothers are using this community to discuss their experiences of motherhood in a […]
As part of the Youth-led Community Health Grant Program, this workshop offers introductory skill-building for youth in the area of grant writing. The workshop aims to build youth capacity in the area of project planning and developing a grant application to encourage a strong youth-led model. With over a decade of experience in non-profit governance […]
All children want to, and can, learn and grow. No child wants to fail. It feels good to succeed. Our job as parents, caregivers, and service providers is to adapt routines, activities, and environments to help children succeed. This webinar provides an introduction to adapting early childhood environments for children with FASD.
Trauma- and violence-informed care (TVIC) is an important frameworks for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) because of the many different ways that stigma, trauma, sexual health, and substance use are connected. This webinar is directed to health and allied health professionals along with frontline service providers working with clients […]
This webinar is aimed at providing evidenced-based information on the topic of safe infant sleep to healthcare providers and other professionals working with pregnant women and new parents. This session will cover infant-parental sleep practices in relation to breastfeeding and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It will also address what constitutes evidence-based medicine and the […]
Harold Johnson discusses the normalization of alcohol, its impact, and our ability to change. This webinar encourages us to have difficult conversations about alcohol and our need to mobilize for change. An overview of the Alcohol Strategy will be provided along with information outlining the Strategy’s approach and outcomes.
Receiving a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the first step in connecting a child to the appropriate supports and beginning to plan for the future. This webinar will provide awareness and understanding of the multidisciplinary assessment for FASD in preschool children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Dr. Ana Hanlon-Dearman and Dr. Ghita Wiebe […]
This webinar is directed toward teachers and health educators to increase their knowledge, skills, and capacity to deliver age-appropriate comprehensive sexual health education in their classrooms. This presentation will focus on issues related to digital literacy that can impact sexual health and sexual decision making (i.e. media literacy, online safety, pornography use, sexting, etc.).
Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease of childhood and the most common cause of day surgeries in Canada. Children with untreated tooth decay can suffer from malnutrition, poor growth, and a reduced oral health related quality of life. Recent evidence suggests that children with FASD may be at a higher risk for dental […]
This webinar will provide an outline of the current state of HIV in rural/remote Saskatchewan, including challenges, risks, and resources, along with recommendations for prevention strategies and clinical care. This presentation will also address pregnancy and HIV in a rural setting, including care and transmission prevention.
Sexualized violence is an issue that impacts people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Currently, Saskatchewan has one of the highest rates of sexual victimization in Canada. The health implications of sexualized violence are broad as it can negatively influence mental health, substance use, sexual decision making, and the ability to thrive for those who […]
All children worry. Anxiety can be helpful and necessary. But for some children, it is a heavy weight to bear that changes how they interact with others and the world. It affects how they think, behave, and feel. It can lead to anger and aggression. It can even increase the risk suicide and self-harm. This […]
This webinar will cover the impacts of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) on the health of mothers and their infants; how to prevent and/or reduce its impact; how to address stigma; and ways to work with women and infants affected by NAS. The Registration for this webinar is now full. The webinar will be recorded and […]
This webinar is directed toward teachers and health educators to increase their knowledge, skills, and capacity to deliver age-appropriate comprehensive sexual health education in their classrooms. This presentation will specifically address the topic of sexualized violence, support, and prevention.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute and the Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) are pleased to co-sponsor this webinar. Sleep, or lack thereof, can be a problem for many people, but it can be a significant issue for those who have FASD. The aim of this presentation is to understand sleep disruption in FASD and discuss some […]
This webinar is directed toward teachers and health educators to increase their knowledge, skills, and capacity to deliver age-appropriate comprehensive sexual health education in their classrooms. This presentation will specifically address the topic of sexually transmitted infections and contraceptive options.
It is not easy to talk about FASD. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is complex. Much of the conversation around FASD makes it more complicated and increases stigma. This webinar will examine communication. Myles Himmelreich joins Marlene Dray and Bev Drew to discuss ways to change the conversation and increase understanding of FASD.
Dr. Nadine Thornhill has helped thousands of adults and youth learn and speak openly about consent, pleasure, relationships, and sexuality. This webinar is directed toward teachers and health educators to increase their knowledge, skills, and capacity to deliver age-appropriate comprehensive sexual health education in their classrooms.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute cordially invites you to an online interactive learning session on the My Saskatchewan Pregnancy App. To register, please email [email protected].
Returning to school in a COVID world increases everyone’s stress. In this webinar, learn what stress is, what happens in the brain and body when experiencing stress, how behaviours are affected, and strategies for teachers and students to self-regulate.
This webinar is presented by Bev Drew and Marlene Dray, FASD Prevention Program Coordinators at the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. It is an introduction to: This webinar is the first in a series of FASD prevention and awareness webinars that will be presented between now and March.
A concussion is a brain injury that can affect how the brain works. A child’s brain is still developing, thus prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric concussion requires a unique approach.
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Rates of syphilis are on the rise in Saskatchewan. Pregnancy is an important time to screen for syphilis. The appropriate management of a pregnant woman with infectious syphilis, including early treatment of her baby, helps prevent serious adverse consequences. This webinar is targeted towards healthcare providers who assist with STBBI cases or contacts follow-up, and […]
Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in Canada. This webinar provides information about alcohol so we know what it really is; what happens when we use it; how it impacts us, our children, and our community; and how to reduce harms. The PowerPoint presentation was created by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. The PowerPoint with […]
Dr. Marty Klein has been researching and lecturing about Internet pornography for two decades. This webinar will address the following questions:
To be effective at injury prevention, we need to recognize that the majority of injuries are predictable and preventable. Injuries remain the leading cause of death and hospitalization for children under 20 in Canada. Saskatchewan has a particularly high rate of child injury. Taking action is important for the health and well-being of children. This […]
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 […]