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The purpose of this guide is to highlight the importance of preventing unintentional injuries in children and youth in Atlantic Canada and provide recommendations for comprehensive next steps. It organizes actions into the three E’s of injury prevention and by level of government or organization responsibility.
The guide was developed in response to the Child & Youth Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations: 10 years in Review [2004-2013] report released in 2016. Child Safety Link developed this guide for decision makers, public servants, policy makers, legislators, and others in Atlantic Canada who have a responsibility for keeping children safe or have a role in injury prevention–resource allocation. Unintentional injury issues highlighted in the document are:
Preventing Serious Injuries in Children and Youth in Atlantic Canada: A Guide for Decision Makers
Prévenir les blessures graves chez les enfants et les adolescents du Canada atlantique – Un guide pour les décideurs
Infographic: Unintentional Injuries and Children: A Critical Issue (CSL 2019)