Protecting the Brain
Fact Sheet, Revised 2019
The brain enables us to do everything that we do – breathe, walk, plan for our futures, and makes us who we are as individuals. It is important to understand how the brain works so we can protect it as best as possible.
Gotta Brain Getta Helmet
This booklet provides safety information about helmet use for a variety of activities. It also includes an example of a young boy’s experience of a head injury.
As part of the Gotta Brain Getta Helmet booklet, view this video featuring Savannah Smith, a motocross rider from Saskatchewan. Savannah shares information about her experiences, the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet, and how to choose a helmet.SKU: 4-220
Home Safety Tips: Birth to 1 Year Brochure
This brochure contains home safety information on the common causes of injury for children less than one year of age. Specific information and preventative messages are included on the following topics: safe sleep, coping with crying, car seats, falls, drowning, choking, and burns and scalds.SKU: 4-023
Home Safety Tips: 5-9 Years
This brochure contains information on the common causes of injury for children between five and nine years of age. Injury prevention at home as well as within a community is discussed including: car seats, playgrounds, bikes and other wheels, pedestrian safety, falls, drowning, poisoning, and burns and scalds.SKU: 4-025
Million Messages: Key Messages Table
Information Sheet, 2012
The Million Messages program is the development of a comprehensive plan to standardize messages given to parents about injury by public or community health nurses. Each of these messages is simple, consistent, routine, and targets an issue that affects children at specific stages in their growth and development. The messages are developed for visits during the prenatal, newborn, two months, four months, six months, twelve months, eighteen months, and preschool periods. This program was developed by Capital Health in Alberta.SKU: 4-350