Markham Stouffville Hospital partners with the P.A.R.T.Y. program to help Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) This program provides a full day of learning for students, with a focus on getting students to Stop, Think, and Act Responsible – this is our STAR model.
The goal of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is to provide youth with information about injury prevention to help them recognize potential high risk situations, make prevention-oriented choices, and adopt behaviours that minimize unnecessary risk. This information is provided by MSH staff and physicians, the Ontario Provincial Police, and York Region Emergency Medical Services, as well as survivor stories from guest speakers.
This program is a vital component of the growing community effort to reduce injuries resulting from risk-related incidents including alcohol and drugs. MSH has been hosting this program since 2013 for approximately 300 students annually from York and Durham Region high schools. There are over 100 P.A.R.T.Y. Programs around the world, and the numbers keep growing.
MSH Markham P.A.R.T.Y. Program Team:
- Amanda McKissock - Team Lead and Site Coordinator
- Brenda Page – Site Coordinator
- Julia Johnson - Emergency Department Nurse
- Richard Schregardus- Emergency Department Nurse
For more information about the Markham site program, contact program site coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org