Through a partnership with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, a P.A.R.T.Y. is being planned for the students of Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute for Wednesday, November 25. 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 Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute will follow 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, will provide students with an opportunity to learn interactively through video, presentations and hands on activities.