1 in 3 motor vehicle deaths of passengers in 2011 were 15 to 24 years old - Transport Canada
Youth between 15 and 24 years old have the highest rate of serious injury in motor vehicle crashes
Alcohol was a factor in over 40% of motor vehicle related deaths
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The P.A.R.T.Y Program is designed to educate grade 9 students about the consequences of risk and injury. It encourages the youth to look at risk-taking behavior the effects of drugs and alcohol, including the realities and impact of drinking and driving.
This valuable resource was originally developed in 1986 by staff from Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, andis now staged in dozens of sites across Canada as well as internationally. It is one of the few evidence-based injury prevention resources available for teenagers.
P.A.R.T.Y helps young adults see and understand what happens to a trauma patient througout the health-care system. Partners include RCMP, EMS, Victim Services, local schools, a variety of community volunteers, Healthcare Centre staff and Health Promotion Services staff.
This program provides New Brunswick youth with a better understanding of the consequences of risk and injury in their every day life. It also reminds youth that often their actions not only affect their own lives but the lives of others.
The P.A.R.T.Y program is offered in New Brunswick in two different versions at NO COST to the participants. The DVD Version is geared towards a single classroom setting while the community-based version of the program is an all-day event organized by a team of experts and volunteers from within the community.