Safe Communities Humboldt and Area welcomes high school students back to the P.A.R.T.Y program for another year. It’s the 19th year for the P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth), and Safe Communities is proud to be the principal host. 

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is a dynamic, interactive, injury prevention and health promotion program for teenagers to educate them about the consequences of risk-taking behaviors. 

The typical P.A.R.T.Y. Program Day is a full day session (9:30am-2:30pm) for 80-100 Grade 9-12 students on each day. The majority of the event is held at the Humboldt Uniplex and utilizes local resources and facilities. Students follow the paths of injury survivors and meet the professionals who are involved in a trauma situation. Paramedics and Firefighters, RCMP, Therapists, Emergency Room Nurses, and Counselors or Social Workers assist students in experiencing the impact on a trauma patient’s physical and mental health and their journey to recovery. 

Students also have the opportunity to witness a mock crash scene and visit a local funeral home and hear from a local coroner. Volunteers and local SADD students assist participants to assume a simulated “disability” during lunch time. This exercise is intended to provide some difficulty to students as they eat and to remind students that such simple tasks are often taken for granted. 

To end the day, injury survivors talk to students about their own personal experiences and how their lives have been changed. 

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program event day for HCI will be May 8th, Annaheim, Cudworth Englefeld, Middle Lake, Quill Lake and Watson will be in attendance on May 9th, 2024.