P.A.R.T.Y. is an acronym for Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth, and is an in-hospital injury awareness and prevention program originally established in Ontario, Canada in 1986. The program is aimed at providing teenagers with information so that they will be able to recognise potential injury-producing situations, make prevention-orientated choices, and adopt behaviours that minimise unnecessary risk.
The P.A.R.T.Y mission statement is to “promote injury prevention through vivid reality, enabling youth to recognise risk and make informed choices about activities and behaviours”.
The program is designed to engage young people. The presenters are health care professionals including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers. External agencies such as police and the ambulance service also attend to provide presentations. Students also have the opportunity to meet from past patients, who come in and share their personal story.
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is offered to high schools at no costs and held at Liverpool Hospital. The program generally runs once a fortnight during the school term
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is coordinated by the Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Unit at Liverpool Hospital.
Further information about the program or to book your school in please email the program coordinator.