25 students from years 10 and 11 recently attended the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma) program. The purpose of the program was to influence a change in risk-taking behaviour in teenagers through education of making informed choices.
The program consisted of presentation and workshop based upon risk taking choices, drugs and alcohol (and their effects on cognition), trauma and injuries, and trauma rehabilitation.
The students watched risk-related trauma videos and engaged in hands on practical activities such as performing CPR in a critical scenario that were workshopped by the P.A.R.T.Y. staff. Students were debriefed upon their learning and were provided with educational resources.
The feedback received from the students was very positive, some of which we have shared below.
“Extremely informative and factual, it was confronting and allowed me to realise the importance of making good choices”
“That only three seconds are enough to forever change your life and that you should think carefully about your choices and actions”
“That it’s just as important to look after my friends as it is myself. Offer to drive them home if they had a drink etc”
“That it is ok to say no to friends & to peer pressure. To always think about the possible risks something could have”