Injury Prevention Courses
The following is a list of Injury Prevention-related courses which allow readers to apply an intersectional lens to the field of Injury Prevention. These courses can range from topics including health equity, the basics of injury prevention, falls prevention, child passenger safety, trauma informed practice, safe and affirming spaces, and others.
1. The Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC)
is a two-level course which is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the theory and practices of injury prevention. The first level of the course involves skills-based learning which is a two-day course allowing individuals to understand the foundations of injury prevention. The second level of the course comprises of knowledge-based learning consisting of modules which are self-directed. The CIPC is designed for adult learners who implement, evaluate, or develop programs which aim to reduce intentional and unintentional injuries.
2. Child Passenger Safety for Drivers
3. Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum
This five-week online course begins January 19th, 2024 and runs until February 23rd, 2024. This course allows professionals to learn how to design, implement, and evaluate fall prevention programs within their field of work. Individuals who complete this course are provided a Professional Development certificate from the University of Victoria.
4. Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL)
This brief online training is for homecare providers beginning February 9th, 2024 and running until March 4th, 2024. This course will allow providers to become certified in fall's prevention, and allow those that they take care of to age safely and independently in their homes. Professionals taking the course, will be awarded a certificate from the University of Victoria.
5. Injury Prevention for Children and Teens
is a free online course offered from Michigan State University. The course offers a foundational understanding to the field of pediatric injury prevention through a series of updated lectures, interviews, readings, and quizzes. The interviews and lectures are completed by national experts in the field of Injury Prevention, drawing attention to this field as a major public health issue and priority.
6. Gender-Based Analysis Plus
is a free course offered through the Government of Canada website. The course allows individuals to learn about how to view local initiatives, policies, and programs through an social determinant of health lens by thinking critically about who is affected by the initiative, how the initiative could be more inclusive, and how the initiative could be further developed to meet the needs of diverse populations.
7. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
is a two-day course that participants can register in to learn about suicide first-aid. The course teaches participants about recognizing what to do when they observe someone displaying suicidal thoughts. Participants will be able to help the individuals create a plan to support them in finding immediate safety. Participants do not need to have a healthcare background or have any previous knowledge in the field of mental health and suicide.
Disclaimer: ACIP is not the creator of these courses, rather ACIP is providing these resources to help bring awareness to these topics through education.