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We have a variety of knowledge translation tools for parents and caregivers on common childhood conditions. These tools are designed to provide evidence-based health information to parents and families to help them care for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when to seek emergency department care. We work hard to engage health care providers, parents and caregivers throughout our tool development process. 

The information provided on TREKK.ca is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their own physician or healthcare provider.

COVID19

To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, the World Health Organization created these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19.     




We’ve been hearing a lot about social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. Now everyone is talking about physical distancing. So, what’s the difference? They basically mean the same thing, but as the coronavirus spreads and infects more people, the restrictions are getting more serious. And we’re being encouraged to find ways to be social, while still staying apart from each other — far apart. For example, you now need to stay two metres away from other people instead of just one. Check out this video to hear the latest.




Children and youth who have an anxiety disorder may find the information about COVID-19 in the news and around them especially worrisome. It would be most beneficial for them if information is presented in a calm, structured and realistic manner.  With that in mind, for many children the most reassuring way to manage this information is in conversation and relationship with parent(s)/caregiver(s). Click photo to learn more.




COVID-19 is creating anxiety for many, children included. Dr. Leslie Roos, a clinical scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, shares how parents can help children remain calm during this time of uncertainty. 




The Emergency Department (ED) is a place where people go for immediate care. Visiting the ED can be scary and overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Some hospital procedures have changed due to COVID-19, and we have added specific information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this infographic helps reduce stress and helps you prepare. This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), ARCHE (University of Alberta), and TREKK. Funding was provided by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. 




Looking for resources to understand the scientific realities of the COVID-19 virus and pandemic? Check out this children's science magazine, No Mercy for the Coronas, an engaging and accessible illustrated resource for kids (and parents!) to better understand viruses like COVID-19. This e-magazine was created by La Liberté and POP Comm, and developed with the participation of scientists and researchers at Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre’s Youth BIOlab Jeunesse.No Mercy for the Coronas! is for all those who wish to offer children a scientifically reliable resource during this global health crisis affecting all ages and all aspects of society. You can read or download this free magazine in English or French.




In this video Dr. Anthony Crocco (Sketchy EBM) outlines the symptoms of COVID-19, how to protect yourself and your family, what to do to be well and when to worry. This video is not a substitute for medical care. Please consult Public Health or your health professional for medical advice.




Information on COVID-19 from Caring for Kids for parents and families. 




To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, the World Health Organization created these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19.     




We’ve been hearing a lot about social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak. Now everyone is talking about physical distancing. So, what’s the difference? They basically mean the same thing, but as the coronavirus spreads and infects more people, the restrictions are getting more serious. And we’re being encouraged to find ways to be social, while still staying apart from each other — far apart. For example, you now need to stay two metres away from other people instead of just one. Check out this video to hear the latest.




Children and youth who have an anxiety disorder may find the information about COVID-19 in the news and around them especially worrisome. It would be most beneficial for them if information is presented in a calm, structured and realistic manner.  With that in mind, for many children the most reassuring way to manage this information is in conversation and relationship with parent(s)/caregiver(s). Click photo to learn more.




COVID-19 is creating anxiety for many, children included. Dr. Leslie Roos, a clinical scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, shares how parents can help children remain calm during this time of uncertainty. 




The Emergency Department (ED) is a place where people go for immediate care. Visiting the ED can be scary and overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Some hospital procedures have changed due to COVID-19, and we have added specific information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this infographic helps reduce stress and helps you prepare. This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), ARCHE (University of Alberta), and TREKK. Funding was provided by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. 




Looking for resources to understand the scientific realities of the COVID-19 virus and pandemic? Check out this children's science magazine, No Mercy for the Coronas, an engaging and accessible illustrated resource for kids (and parents!) to better understand viruses like COVID-19. This e-magazine was created by La Liberté and POP Comm, and developed with the participation of scientists and researchers at Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre’s Youth BIOlab Jeunesse.No Mercy for the Coronas! is for all those who wish to offer children a scientifically reliable resource during this global health crisis affecting all ages and all aspects of society. You can read or download this free magazine in English or French.




In this video Dr. Anthony Crocco (Sketchy EBM) outlines the symptoms of COVID-19, how to protect yourself and your family, what to do to be well and when to worry. This video is not a substitute for medical care. Please consult Public Health or your health professional for medical advice.




Information on COVID-19 from Caring for Kids for parents and families.