Linden High School Students Participate in Sunnybrook's P.A.R.T.Y. Program
By Deidre Macpherson, Athletics Director and Head of Health and Physical Education
Linden's health education program is based on the most recent and credible research while taking a holistic approach towards strengthening student body, mind, and soul. We believe that girls should be equipped with accurate and current information about all aspects of health in order to make the best choices for their own personal situations.
As part of our health studies program, Linden high school students recently participated in the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program at Sunnybrook Hospital. This day-long workshop aims to bring awareness about death and injury caused by alcohol, drug, and risk-related crashes and incidents.
Linden girls were able to get first-hand experience of what trauma patients undergo once they arrive at the hospital. They learned about the types of medical care patients receive, as well as what types of care patients may need once they leave the hospital.
According to the program coordinators, P.A.R.T.Y. is based on the understanding that 90% of all injuries are both predictable and preventable. The program's goal is to increase awareness about the power to make the right choices by allowing youth to see and experience what happens when young people make decisions that can change their lives forever.
Thank you, P.A.R.T.Y. program coordinators, for hosting our students and sharing valuable information with us!
Photo credit: Deidre Macpherson