Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth
The risks of alcohol and drug use on young people is high. We know that accidents, injury and illness as a result of drug or alcohol use can cause great distress, for the young person and their family and friends.
It is for this reason that the Gold Coast University Hospital Trauma Service has implemented this program to help teach local school children to recognise potential injury-producing situations, make prevention-orientated choices, and adopt behaviours that minimise unnecessary risk.
The P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program is a risk awareness, behaviour change education program that helps young people become knowledgeable of the choices they can make to reduce risk to themselves and others. The goal is to reduce the incidence of trauma and distress amongst young people.
Holding the program in a hospital environment enhances the experience and gives a lasting impression about the choices young people make. Gold Coast Hospital Foundation proudly supports the administration of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program.