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My Curious Brain
My Curious Brain is a fun, interactive, and educational book for parents and caregivers to teach their kids about how the brain works. When parents and caregivers have a greater understanding of how the brain works, they will better understand how to support their child and promote healthy brain development. With a greater awareness of how the brain works and with supportive caregivers, children can develop self-regulation skills and strategies to help them effectively deal with stress.SKU: 5-505
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Reducing the Risk in the Circle of Life
Graham Greene narrates this video that describes strategies for reducing the occurrence of SIDS. Discussion of SIDS and the risk reduction strategies involve key interviews with Aboriginal parents, health professionals, and an Elder. The video is accompanied by a study guide, which can be used to lead group discussion. Audience: expectant parents, caregivers, health professionals.Audience: Expectant parents, caregivers, and health professionals.SKU: 2-V-204
These 8.5 x 11 inch posters, developed by Childbirth Graphics, assist healthcare professionals in discussing alcohol use with their patients. Although these posters do not focus on FASD, they can be used to help patients understand that alcohol is one of many factors which can impact the development of the fetus.Audience: Healthcare Professionals and their PatientsSKU: 3-143
How Your Baby Grows
Adapted with permission from March of Dimes, this illustrated booklet describes fetal development and physical changes experienced by the mother.SKU: 2-100
The Baby Human
Imagine you’re suddenly thrust into a world where you can’t speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby.
For the first time, experience the first two years of a child’s life just as they do. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they REALLY see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn to speak?
It’s an incredible journey each of us has taken – but none of us remember. Get a carpet-and-crib-eye view of the baby’s world as they take their first humorous, death-defying, wondrous steps into life.
Episodes include: To Walk, To Think, and To Talk. Also includes segments on baby trivia, and common baby names and their meanings.SKU: 5-V-527
The Baby Human 2
Imagine being thrust into a world where you cannot speak, can barely move, and must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sounds and sights in order to survive. This is the world of the baby.
Series Two of this groundbreaking program takes a look inside the mind of a baby, revealing how they think, communicate, and observe. Episodes include: To Feel, To Belong, and To Relate. Also includes segments on less common baby names and their meanings, and baby trivia.SKU: 5-V-528
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
This literature review provides evidence-based information that formed the development of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute’s Early Childhood Mental Health Program.SKU: 8-402
Your Choices Matter Facilitator’s Guide
Guide and Manual, 2014
In conjunction with the Your Choices Matter Video, the Facilitator’s Guide can be used to engage youth and communities to have conversations about health and behaviour choices that they are making today to ensure the best health outcome for themselves and their future children. The guide provides background information and several lesson plans, which can be used in the classroom or in a group setting, to address the various topics introduced in the video.
While the Your Choices Matter Video is meant to introduce the topic of infant mortality and health behaviours, the lesson plans are a way to take this a step further. Each lesson addresses common risk factors for infant mortality and can help guide discussion about the impact of these risk factors for youth today and in the future, and for their future children. Each lesson has been linked to the Saskatchewan Curriculum and, where applicable, includes marking rubrics.Download the Your Choices Matter Lesson PlansSKU: 2-120
Information Card, 2015
This information card is about temperament, the inherent and unique traits that influence how we interact with the world. Caregivers will be provided with information on why it is important to understand their children’s temperaments and how it affects behaviour.SKU: 8-810
Safe Sleep Evidence Summary
This evidence summary summarizes evidence based guidelines on safe sleep and is intended for use by policy makers, healthcare providers, and service providers.SKU: 2-438
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Lower the Risk of SIDS
This brochure outlines safe sleeping habits for babies to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It also provides information on breastfeeding and the importance of supervised “tummy time”.SKU: 2-437
Infant Mortality in Saskatchewan: Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice
This document was prepared to describe the relationship between modifiable risk factors and infant mortality. It is meant to provide guidance, strategies, and support to help expand or develop programs that may contribute to the reduction of infant mortality in Saskatchewan. It includes a review of the literature regarding prevalent risk factors associated with infant mortality, as well as identifying promising practices related to those modifiable risk factors.SKU: 2-457
Elijah’s Story is the true story of a 16-month-old baby boy who was shaken to death by his biological father. The film follows the young family from the birth of Elijah to the 911 emergency call and sentencing hearing. Testimonies are given by Elijah’s mom and grandparents, as well as by the doctor, detective, and judge in the case. Elijah’s mom shares her emotions as she tries to go on, and Elijah’s dad speaks out from prison, encouraging others to learn from his mistakes.SKU: 4-V-402
When Your Baby Can’t Stop Crying
Crying has been identified as a “trigger” for Shaken Baby Syndrome. This helpful brochure identifies strategies and suggestions for dealing with a crying infant. The brochure also validates a caregiver’s feelings of frustration and anger. Ideal for use with all caregivers.SKU: 4-902
Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
Fact Sheet, Revised 2019
Explains what abusive head trauma is, including how and why it happens, the long-term effects, and how it can be prevented. Aimed at health professionals and service providers who work with families. For information aimed at caregivers, see When Your Baby Can’t Stop Crying (resource 4-902).SKU: 4-900