Archive: April 22, 2015

Community Mobilizer/Coordinator

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We are hiring a Community Mobilizer/Coordinator responsible for leading the mobilization and activation of the BC injury prevention network. The incumbent will work to bring together various injury prevention networks active in the province, drawing on the networks of Parachute, BCiPLAN, BCIP-PAC and Preventable. See the full job description here »

Injury Insight: Trampoline-related emergency room visits

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This report explores the extent of trampoline-related injuries among children ages 0-17 years old, presenting at the emergency department at the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), for the period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. Open the report (PDF) »

Tame playgrounds aren’t moving children, expert says

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Overly safe playgrounds aren’t challenging enough for children’s bodies or minds, says a pediatrics professor at the University of B.C. — and they’re no fun, either. Developmental psychologist Mariana Brussoni says hovering parents and nervous school administrators have created a generation of boring playgrounds. The result: anxious, unfit young adults. “Kids born in the ’90s are now adults, so we do have evidence that their anxiety and depression levels are…

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Can we go too far when it comes to children’s injury prevention?

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We have several decades of combined research experience focused on child injury prevention. We enjoy doing this work as a way to affect real change and improve the lives of children and their families. We have had the privilege of joining a local, national and international family, each doing our bit for the collective whole. It has been immensely gratifying to see some real impacts from our collective efforts. We…

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