What is P.A.R.T.Y?
P.A.R.T.Y. is a trauma prevention initiative aimed at senior school students and young offenders. Trauma is defined as an injury that has been caused by physical force such as motor vehicle crash, falls and assaults. P.A.R.T.Y. seeks to give participants a snapshot of the possible traumatic and often preventable consequences of risk-related behaviour that can lead to these injuries occurring
P.A.R.T.Y participants spend time with staff in the Emergency/Trauma Centre, the Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Wards, and Rehab units of the hospital getting an up front, true to life experience of the impact of trauma on young lives.
P.A.R.T.Y. was developed in 1986 at the Sunnybrook Health Services Centre in Toronto, Canada as a result of Emergency room staff seeing a large number of trauma cases occurring among young people, and requests by young people to see the impact of Trauma.
The P.A.R.T.Y. program is now operated by staff at established trauma hospitals at over 100 sites around the world. In Australia these hospitals are: The Royal Perth Hospital (WA), Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (QLD), The Alfred (VIC) and The Royal Melbourne Hospital (VIC).
To find out more information about P.A.R.T.Y. at The Royal Melbourne Hospital or The Alfred and contact their coordinators please click on a logo below.