Local high school students will witness the effects of traumatic mishaps first hand next week.
Through P.A.R.T.Y Sound, a program focusing on making smart choices, students will meet victims of car accidents, experience a mock trauma in the West Parry Sound Health Centre’s emergency room, chat with local emergency services and law enforcement officials and meet the survivors of unfortunate incidents - who live with the consequences of bad decisions.
Newmarket, Ontario - Reality education shows teens what it means to PARTY YorkRegion.com
April 7, 2011
Judy Murdoch — beingwell magazine
Let’s face it, teenagers love to have a good time. Just as it’s a parent’s job to try to keep his or her kids safe by providing a nurturing environment that includes rules and boundaries, it is a teenager’s job to learn about life, have fun and test the elbow room around those boundaries. The common ground between these two seemingly opposing forces is the PARTY program, a dynamic, interactive health-promotion and injury-prevention program for teenagers.
Neenah, Wisconsin - Students hear the benefits of making good life choices during annual P.A.R.T.Y. at the P.A.C. event
March 2, 2011
Kathy Walsh Nufer
APPLETON — More than 10 months later, not a day goes by that Austin Broehm doesn't think about the morning of April 22, 2010, and the horrifying moments in which he and his three brothers nearly died. The four Broehm brothers — Blake, 18; Austin, 16; Jarrod and Jake, 15 — and a friend, Emily Stanelle, 18, were on their way to school when their car, with Austin at the wheel, struck the engine of a Canadian National Railway train near Brillion, a half-mile from home. "Every day that whole accident replays in my mind," said Austin, who is still recovering from his injuries but is moving on with his life with big plans for his future.
Brisbane, QA - Tale of loss drives home road lesson
December 30, 2010
Natalie Graham speaks with gut-wrenching honesty about losing her left leg in a car crash after accepting a lift home with a drunk driver.
Everyone loves a party but one bad decision can have harsh consequences, youth have been told.
The 20-year-old, who used to love slipping on a pair of high heels to party with friends, has been fitted with a prosthetic limb but feels ''embarrassed'' to leave the house.
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Elliot Lake, ON - Grade 10 students learn to avoid crossing the ‘stupid line’
By KEVIN McSHEFFREY
November 18, 2010
The simulated injuries the victim had included: a collapsed lung, troubled breathing, a ruptured spleen, heavy internal bleeding and a compound factor in the lower leg.
The students watched intently and listened as the doctor and nurses issued and confirmed instructions, with the victim moaning in agony from the life-threatening wounds; all the while the low "beep, beep, beep" of the pulse monitor could be heard in the background as if counting down the seconds remain in the 'golden hour.'
Sacramento-Placer-El Dorado Hills, CA - Bodacious Babes help get P.A.R.T.Y. started
From villagelife.com Monday, November 8th, 2010 | Posted by Mike Roberts
The Bodacious Biking Babe cyclists of El Dorado Hills took the Folsom students through the “Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth” interactive program that uses role playing and activities to drive home the tragic consequences of risky behaviors.
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Nanaimo, BC - Students exposed to trauma
From www.bclocalnews.com By Chris Bush - Nanaimo News Bulletin
Published: October 28, 2010 8:00 AM
Dover Bay Secondary School students were toured through a series of stations that included a presentation by police dealing with motor vehicle accidents and staying safe when out at parties and events.
Trauma room staff showed students what happens to a trauma patient in the hospital’s emergency ward and rehabilitation staff let students experience the effects of a brain or spinal injury through hand-on simulations.
Regina, SK - Mock crash has impact on local youth
“We’re not trying to traumatize kids,” said Lorie Herchuk Norris, who works out of the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre with the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Partnership Program. “But this is reality. These are the types of things that happen every day across the province.” That tragic reality is happening much more frequently than most people might realize.
Neenah, WI - Appleton's Megan Wolf details life after fatal U.S. 41 crash
By John Lee • Post-Crescent staff writer
Wednesday March 3, 2010
Megan Wolf was in a lot of pain as she lay in the trauma center at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah in late August 2008.
She had lost a kidney, torn her intestines, had fractures and tubes in her chest and her throat.
But the most pain she would feel was five days after her crash on U.S. 41 near Neenah, when her dad told her that two friends who were in her car had died.
"The worst part for me was when my dad came in and told me Hanna and Jimbo were gone," Wolf said Tuesday of her friends, 15-year-old Hanna Twomey and 19-year-old James Markham.
She told her story this week to about 5,000 teens from 32 high schools at the sixth annual PARTY (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, which has reached more than 17,400 teens since ThedaCare started the program in 2005.
Elliot Lake, ON - P.A.R.T.Y. Program Can Save Young Lives
The Elliot Lake Standard
February 26, 2010
Posted By KEVIN McSHEFFREY
A parent's worst nightmare is something terrible happening to one of their children, whether they are a newborn, a toddler, a teenager or an adult.
Victoria - When the party's over
From: Oak Bay News
By Kyle Slavin - Oak Bay News
Published: February 18, 2010
Room 1400 at Victoria General Hospital is a bit out of the way. In the furthest corner of the building, accessible from the upper floors by a bank of service elevators or a nondescript staircase, Room 1400 is quiet, save for the loud hum of the freezer system.
On bad days, Diane Bjola is charged with escorting grief-stricken parents down the staircase from the hospital lobby, through the beige hallways to the back corner of the first floor and into Room 1400, the autopsy room, which includes the morgue.
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Folsom, El Dorado Hills - Risky Business ~ P.A.R.T.Y. Provides a Traumatic Eye-Opener
Courtesy Style Magazine
Folsom El Dorado Hills / February 2010
By Jenn Thornton
Youth is a great deceiver; an unending well of invincibility for young people who envision a future filled with nothing but time.
But, injuries among adolescents and teenagers resulting from high-risk behaviors is a stark reminder that passion has a price. Oftentimes, it is entirely too high to bear.
P.A.R.T.Y. HQ - Slower Driving Leads to Longer Life Expectancy
Courtesy Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
February 1, 2010
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre researcher Dr. Donald Redelmeier and colleagues have found that each hour spent driving in North America leads to about a 20 minute loss in life expectancy for the average driver due to the risks of a fatal crash. That is, spending about 60 minutes in a car costs about 80 minutes in total for the average driver as time gone from the person's life.
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Hinton - P.A.R.T.Y. program gives students a reality check
Courtesy Hinton Parklander
November 25, 2009
Previously run by the Boys and Girls Club in Hinton, the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program is now being operated by the Community Crime Prevention Association.
Now in its 14th year, the program runs once yearly with a series of six to eight sessions of visceral presentations intended to warn about the effects of impaired driving.
Folsom - P.A.R.T.Y. in Folsom - Sacramento
Courtesy of NewsBlaze.com
Thursday November 05, 2009
The Folsom Police and Fire Departments, along with P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk related Trauma in Youth), and in association with Mercy Hospital Folsom invite the public to a special presentation.
P.A.R.T.Y. HQ - The province doubles budget for R.I.D.E. Program
Tuesday November 03, 2009
The province of Ontario is increasing the budget for the annual holiday RIDE program.
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Prince George - Cash for P.A.R.T.Y.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Prince George, Canada
Prince George, B.C.- The P.A.R.T.Y. program has received a financial boost from the RCMP Foundation. A cheque in the amount of $1,500 has been presented to the Prince George Safe Attitudes and Actions Society which is responsible for the P.A.R.T.Y. program.
York Region - Students from Michael McGivney and Choices attend York Region Party
Friday October 23, 2009
York Region P.A.R.T.Y. Program in Newmarket, Ontario received media coverage on their first P.A.R.T.Y. Program day. Students from Father Michael McGivney and Choices attended the program and are highlighted in the video link below.
Watch a news report of students from Father Michael McGivney and Choices at York Region P.AR.T.Y. Program. This telecast begins at 9:30 mark of the news report.
Regina - Mock Car Crash Teaches Students the Dangers of Drunk-Driving
Thursday October 22, 2009
Moose Jaw, Canada
Two students are left critically injured after a car crash and their friend is arrested for drink-driving.
Fortunately this was a mock accident created by emergency services in Moose Jaw on Thursday to show students at Central Collegiate the dangers of drinking and taking risks while driving. The scenario at Union Hospital was part of the P.A.R.T.Y program, which stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth.
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York Region - Sombre Lesson Emotional for Students
Content from yorkregion.com.
Reporter, Teresa Latchford
Tuesday October 20, 2009
Southlake Regional Health Centre is teaching students how to party.
The new program, prevent alcohol and risk-related trauma in youth, is a joint effort with York Regional Police and York Region Emergency Medical Services that brings students into the emergency and trauma departments to learn about the consequences of risky behaviour such as driving under the influence, not wearing a helmet when riding a bike and not wearing a seat belt during a collision.
P.A.R.T.Y. HQ - Be good role models, parents urged
Wednesday September 30, 2009
It's what you hear, not what you see, that stays with your forever, says a trauma room veteran. "People always ask me: 'What's the worst thing I've ever seen?'" Joanne Banfield said Monday. "And I always tell them it's not what I've seen; it's what I have heard.
Melbourne - Teens See Consequences of Youth Folly
Friday July 24, 2009