It is important to recognize that most injuries are caused by events that are predictable and preventable and we all have a role in prevention. Parents, caregivers, grandparents, municipal leaders, and journalists can raise awareness and learn about preventing serious childhood injuries.
How to Avoid Trampoline Injuries
This video provides information about the number of children who visited a Saskatchewan emergency department because of a trampoline-related injury between 2017 and 2018. It also provides information about how children are being injured, the types of injuries occurring, and tips for preventing trampoline-related injuries.
Gotta Brain Getta Helmet
This video features 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.
Many children in our province are being transported in a motor vehicle incorrectly. This video provides information on the correct installation techniques for a rear-facing car seat using a seat belt.
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Hope for the Future: Having a Healthy Pregnancy While Living with HIV
Shares information about HIV, pregnancy, and parenting, with the goal of showing that healthy pregnancies and healthy babies are possible for pregnant women living with HIV in Saskatchewan. The knowledge and experiences of people living with HIV and those that work in this area are shared. The DVD was created as a resource for health and allied health professionals and for people living with HIV in Saskatchewan.
The DVD shares information about the experiences of a mother and a father living with HIV, as well as those of a young adult who was perinatally infected. The following professionals also share their knowledge about HIV and their experiences working with pregnant women living with HIV: an infectious diseases specialist, an obstetrician/gynaecologist, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, a clinical pharmacist, and an HIV outreach support worker. It is the hope that in sharing these experiences and knowledge, women living with HIV will be supported to have the healthiest pregnancies and babies possible.
The DVD can be viewed in its entirety or as individual chapters, as listed below.
Elders share their wisdom regarding the cultural practices, laws, and traditional values surrounding the sexual maturation of First Nations children to young adulthood. The video is a full length production of teachings and life stories of eight Elders from the Plains Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota, and Saulteaux First Nations of Saskatchewan. The DVD was created as a resource for educators and healthcare providers, family and community members, and others as they support youth to make positive lifestyle choices for their sexual and reproductive health. This video is an introduction to the full version.
Youth-Created Videos on STIs and Unplanned Pregnancy
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute works in areas of reproductive health that are of particular pertinence to the health of Saskatchewan’s population. Rates of adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Saskatchewan are among the highest in Canada. Adolescent pregnancy is associated with poorer outcomes for the mom and the baby. If STIs aren’t treated, they can cause serious health issues for males, females, and unborn babies.
The Prevention Institute believes that young people should be included in primary prevention efforts. Youth in Saskatchewan were asked to participate in a video contest focused on helping other young people make healthy choices to reduce their risk of STIs and unplanned pregnancies.
Two of the awards went to the Tisdale Middle and Secondary School students. Jeremy Ernst developed his own video, STI Awareness, while Kanna Jorde, Kristen Wallington, and Trisha Wallington worked together to develop the STI Video. The third award was received by Alia Hogan for her video, Wrapped.
Following are the links to the three winning videos. Congratulations to each of the winners!