Teen Suicide: Is there an epidemic?
When a youth takes his or her own life, the mainstream media is often a reliable conduit to disseminate the information to the general public.
One consequence of this media attention, however, has been a fostering of the popular belief that suicide occurs most frequently among the young.
Is this an accurate assumption? In reality, how prevalent is teen suicide?
2012 Provincial Alcohol-Injury Forum – Register now!
The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research will be hosting a two-day forum on November 8 and 9, 2012 in Edmonton.
The forum will feature research on alcohol use, attitudes and its relationship to intentional and unintentional injuries in Alberta. Alberta communities will share their initiatives to inform and inspire other communities facing similar challenges.
Be Car Care Aware: Encouraging drivers to maintain safe vehicles
The safety of a vehicle and its passengers on the road is not limited to variables such as driver distraction, road conditions and driver behaviour – it also depends on the vehicle’s mechanical reliability and integrity.
The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada discusses the growing issue of underperformed vehicle maintenance and its impact on consumer safety, economics and the environment.
Facilitating behaviour change
How can we, as injury prevention practitioners, change Albertans’ behaviour? How can we encourage Albertans to make safe choices? What works?
The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR) has produced a new edition of the Injury Examiner entitled, Facilitating Behaviour Change to Prevent Injury.
Amalgamation creates Parachute - Leaders in injury prevention
Canada’s national injury prevention organizations, Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SmartRisk and ThinkFirst Canada are pleased to announce their transformation to create a new single organization with a national mandate to address injury prevention among Canadians. Parachute – Leaders in injury prevention.