Through a partnership with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, a P.A.R.T.Y. was held for the Grade 11 students of Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute for Wednesday, May 11. It’s not your typical party either! This P.A.R.T.Y. stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth and is designed to encourage youth to make safer choices when it comes to high risk behaviors.
The P.A.R.T.Y Program is an evidence based international program that includes:
- Introduction to the P.A.R.T.Y. Program and Injury Prevention
- An EMS and Police presentation with trauma scenario
- Tour the Emergency Department Trauma Room and experience what happens during a trauma
- Presentation on substance use and abuse
- Injury Survivors shares their story
- Class interactive session discussing risk taking behaviours and risk reduction alternatives.
The day long P.A.R.T.Y. at Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute followed the painful journey of a trauma patient from pre-hospital care through to rehabilitation or death. The all-day event, provided by Injury Prevention staff from Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, provided students with an opportunity to learn interactively through video, presentations and hands on activities.