Are you a Child Passenger Safety Technician or someone who supports families in safely transporting their children? Here are some tools you may find helpful.
The Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) provides a national, up-to-date Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training program.
Child Safety Link supports Child Passenger Safety Technician training opportunities throughout the Maritimes. Help parents and caregivers choose and use car seats and booster seats safely.
Register for currently available courses or add your self to the waiting list at this link. Space in these training classes is limited and often reserved for those who work with vulnerable families.
Newsletter: Sign up for the Car Seat Connection Newsletter for news, events and information for Atlantic Canada from Child Safety Link:
Facebook: Join us at Atlantic Tech Talk to connect with local CPSTs.
View the Child Safety Link resources for families including videos, a postcard and tear-off sheets for each stage. Currently available in English, French & Arabic.
– Order print versions of these resources for free within the Atlantic provinces.
– Families with questions can also call our toll-free number at 1-866-288-1388.
Do you need photos for a poster or display? We have a photobank with photos of local kids in current, Canadian car seats and booster seats.
This 20 minute intervention is evidence-based and well received by children and schools.
This program is a part of the NS curriculum for Grade 2 and can positively influence booster seat use for this age group.
Additional resources to support the lesson plan include:
There is evidence for enforcement checks creating community awareness for the need to use car seats and booster seats while reaching families who need support.
Roadside Checkpoint Toolkit can help you to plan one in your community.
and include a nurse pocket-reference card and an LMS learning module.
Workshop: A 3-hour workshop to support the safe transportation of children of all ages by social workers, access workers and drivers is available on request.
Check forms: can be printed here or you can order them for free.
Manual: CPSTs can login on CPSAC.org and download the technician manual.
Recertification: Information on recertification can be found here.
Infographic: Kids in Cars in Atlantic Canada – What You Need to Know
* Sources cited document available here: references
Highlights from the Nova Scotia Child Passenger Safety Strategy from 2005-2015: click here
Child Passenger Safety Primer (overview of the issue): click here
Child Passenger Safety Symposium 2016 report: click here