Salama Friends Program
About Salamah Friends in schools
There is increasing recognition that the first few years of a child's life are a particularly sensitive period in the process of development, laying a foundation in childhood and beyond for cognitive functioning; behavioral, social, and self-regulatory capacities; and physical health. Yet many children face various stressors during these years that can impair their healthy development. Early childhood intervention programs are designed to mitigate the factors that place children at risk of poor outcomes. Such programs provide supports for the parents, the children, or the family as a whole. These supports may be in the form of learning activities or other structured experiences that affect a child directly or that have indirect effects.
Health empowerment has major implications for how we perceive children's health. We believe that a shift will be necessary from thinking about children as recipients of health care on their behalf to accepting children as active participants in the whole process. In turn, this will entail the acknowledgement of children's concerns about health as valid in their own right; and a recognition of their competence to make and implement decisions.
With the direction of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to develop in all sectors, and because of the importance of cooperation between sectors, the Saudi Patient Safety Center has cooperated with the Ministry of Education for the implementation of Salama Friends Project in schools. Which aims to improve the patient safety culture and health empowerment of the students.
The program started in January 2019 and showed positive results on the students. Therefore, the program seeks to expand to all regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Salamah Friends in schools is an educational and awareness program that seeks to improve the culture of patient safety among school students through interactive lectures that includes three topics with the following titles:
- Infection control
- Medication safety
- My safety
- Promote the concept of patient safety among our children.
- Empowering the educational sector in terms of patient safety.
- Raising the child's awareness of patient safety culture.
- Empowering the child to be healthy and developing the child's skills in this regard.
Children are the stone of society and the future of this country. Therefore, it is important to involve them in promoting a culture of patient safety and awareness of all aspects of safety and prevention of preventable harm. In light of this, the Saudi Patient Safety Center prepared Salama Friends program which aims to empower children and raise safety awareness among them.
How do I participate?
If you are a teacher or administrator in a school and would like to implement the program in your school, please contact us via the following email: email@example.com
Or by calling the following number: 920033937