The P.A.R.T.Y. Program

The Kingston P.A.R.T.Y. Program

During the 2016/2017 school year, the Kingston P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program was able to serve 215 students from ten (10) local secondary schools.  

Our expert presenters include representatives from the following organizations; Kingston General Hospital (trauma department, physiotherapy/occupational therapy and the organ donation team), Kingston Police, Ontario Provincial Police - Frontenac Detachment, Kingston Fire & Rescue, Frontenac Paramedic Services, KFL&A Public Health, Trillium Gift of Life and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 

We would like to give a big thank you to the Kingston Resuscitation Unit and Wilkens Health & Safety Solutions for funding the program for the 2015/2016 school year and the 2016/2017 school year. 




Background Information

P.A.R.T.Y. stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth. The program takes place in a hospital setting. It is a one day injury awareness program designed for youth fifteen (15) years of age and older. The purpose of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is to provide useful, relevant information to young people about injury prevention so that they can make informed prevention-oriented choices about activities, and to adopt behaviours and actions that minimize risk. 

In order to completely involve the students in the experience of injury and recovery, the students are "walked along" the common course of injury and treatment of someone involved in a car crash. Through a variety of teaching techniques including lectures, videos, simulated trauma resuscitation, a tour of the Emergency Department and interaction with injury survivors, students see firsthand what it would be like to be injured. Students are encouraged to think: "What if this happened to me?" There is candid discussion about what choices they could make in a variety of situations that would prevent them, their family and friends from being injured. 

Currently there are over 110 active P.A.R.T.Y. Programs across Canada, the United States and in Australia. 


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