This DVD helps parents and caregivers learn how to prevent injuries and keep children safe. Click here to view.
Video: Give Your Child a Safe Start:
27 minutes, DVD format.
Produced in 2011, parents and caregivers will learn about
preventing falls,burns and scalds, poisoning, choking,
also safety in the car, product safety, water safety
and safe sleeping. The video can be viewed in "play all"
mode or viewed by injury prevention topic. An updated
version of this 1994 video includes powerful interviews
from families and injury prevention experts.
24 pages. This booklet,written in plain language, and using
images from the Give Your Child a Safe Start
video, help reinforce safety messages found
in the video, described above.
Not sure how to make your home safe and injury free for your child? Safe Start's Home Safety Checklist can help. The checklist is also available in:
Stay warm and safe with Safe Start's Fireplace Safety Tips (updated March 2011)
Fireplace safety tips also available in:
The following links are for your information only. This is not an endorsement of these stores or their products by BC Children's Hospital.
Alberta Centre for Injury Control
BC Children's Hospital Trauma Service
The Trauma Program is dedicated to improving trauma care for injured children locally, regionally and provincially.
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre
For drug and poison prevention tips and 24 hour toll-free advice.
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit
This research program based at Children's works with communities across BC to implement injury data collection and control strategies.
Brain Trust Canada
A progressive community rehabilitation agency dedicated to maximizing independence, capitalizing on natural support systems and being a leader in injury prevention initiatives.
Canada Safety Council
Canada’s voice and resource for safety.
Canadian Red Cross
Information on disaster control, first aid and water safety programs. Includes the National Drowning Report in PDF format.
Caring for Kids
An excellent resource for parents on childhood injury prevention, sun safety, health, and disease prevention. Developed by the Canadian Pediatric Society.
The Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) keeps readers informed about injury data collected at participating hospital emergency rooms across Canada.
The Community Against Preventable Injuries
A province-wide, multi-partner organization designed to raise awareness, transform attitudes, and ultimately change behaviours.
Parachute is a national, charitable organization, formed in July 2012, which unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada into one strong leader in injury prevention.
Prevent Child Injury
A collaboration of multiple Ontario injury prevention experts.
Website of the BC Injury Prevention Centre at Vancouver General Hospital.
St. John’s Ambulance
Site offers information on first aid training and safety.