P.A.R.T.Y Program recognised for contribution to the community

Congratulations to the team behind the P.A.R.T.Y Program, who have been named as finalists in the South Australian Community Achievement Awards.

The Prevent Alcohol & Risk-related Trauma in Youth Program (P.A.R.T.Y Program) is a program that draws on the experiences of trauma professionals and trauma survivors to educate young people on the consequences that risky decisions can have.

The program focuses on preventing accidents before they happen, by giving secondary school students the opportunity to get firsthand experience of the journey a trauma patient takes through the emergency department and ICU of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Ali Barclay, Statewide Coordinator for P.A.R.T.Y Program SA, says “by using clinical reality and sharing our experiences as staff on the front line, the P.A.R.T.Y Program is able to raise awareness in the youth of South Australia about the choice and consequence.”

“We want them to realise that high risk choices can inevitably come with high impact consequences that not only affect them, but everyone around them.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has moved out the hospital setting and has become an in-school program. Pictured is Statewide Coordinator Ali Barclay at an in-school session held earlier in the year.