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
Protect Your Baby’s Head Shape: Preventing Flat Spots on Your Baby’s Head
This brochure provides parents and caregivers with information on positional plagiocephaly, or “flat head”. Information includes how to prevent flat spots and what to do if a flat spot is found on baby’s head.SKU: 4-101
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
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
Information Card, 2011
Written in plain language, this information card provides basic information about attachment … the connection that a baby forms with his caregivers that helps him to feel loved, secure, and safe.SKU: 8-801
Your Young Child’s Brain: How Does It Develop?
Information Card, 2010
Written in plain language, this information card provides basic information about the importance of brain development during the early years. Practical tips to increase opportunities for children’s healthy development are included.SKU: 8-701
Cherish Me for I Am a Child
This brightly coloured wall hanging with the poem “Cherish Me for I Am a Child” talks about the importance of a child growing up feeling safe, secure, and happy and in order for a child to do this he needs to be protected, cared for, and loved by the adults in his life. This can be used as a wall hanging for anyone to have in their home or office.SKU: 5-504
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
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
A Simple Gift: Ending the Cycle of Hurt
Certain caregiver behaviours can be frightening to a young child and may contribute to disorganized attachment. As a result, serious emotional and behavioural problems can develop. This video is designed to help parents recognize and prevent interactions with their children that may be harmful. Simple examples of harmful caregiving behaviours are demonstrated with explanations of why they might frighten children. As well, more positive ways to interact with children are suggested. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.SKU: 5-V-511
A Simple Gift: Comforting Your Baby
This video addresses the development and importance of an infant’s attachment relationship with parents in the first year of life. It uses the ideas of attachment theory and research to help focus on different ways parents or other caregivers may respond to infants’ cries. It also shows how infants are likely to interpret the responses of caregivers. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for parents from many cultures.SKU: 5-V-510
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
Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: Techniques and Solutions
This DVD highlights expert information from two books Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Classroom Settings: Creating a Place for all Children and Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: A Teacher’s Guide. The DVD uses footage from a daycare setting to highlight concepts that are introduced by experts throughout the film. Special attention is paid to methods that can be used to teach young children how to problem solve.Audience: Parents and Early Childhood EducatorsSKU: 8-V-814
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
Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children: The Core Concepts
This DVD consists of seven, half-hour presentations focused on child maltreatment and trauma. Dr. Bruce Perry, from the ChildTrauma Academy, presents information on the following topics:
- Challenging our beliefs
- The amazing human brain
- How the brain develops: The importance of early childhood development
- Neglect: How poverty of experience disrupts development
- The fear response: The impact of childhood trauma
- Living and working with traumatized children
- Violence and childhood