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P.A.R.T.Y. ProgramWarning - this news article expired on 2011-11-25. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable
Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth
 
The Belleville Police Service is proud to announce thier participation in a new program launched at the Quinte Health Corporation called the P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth). The Belleville Police Service has committed to this worth while program and will be delivering a half hour presentation centering around poor choices regarding drinking, driving and risk related choices. There are 10 days dedicated over the coming months to Belleville schools that will attend at QHC Belleville to receive this presentation.The first date is October 26, 2011.
 
Sgt. Tom Sweet will be coordinating theses presentations though the Belleville Police Service Traffic management Unit. 
 
Below is addtional information on the P.A.R.T.Y. program
 
The Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program is a fast paced "tell it like it is? injury prevention program that educates teenagers about the outcomes of making poor choices.The P.A.R.T.Y. Program offers full-day sessionsonce a week to school groups, targetinggrade nine and tenstudents. Students hear from a number of speakers including police, registered nurses, rehabilitation staff, and injury survivors. Together we bring the students face to face with the reality of poor choices. The first P.A.R.T.Y. programbegan at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto in 1986. Calgaryjoined the P.A.R.T.Y network in 1989 and that network has grown to include 73 programs across Canada,7 in the USA, 3 in Australia, 1 in Japan and 1 in Brazil. Each program adheres to P.A.R.T.Y. Program National Standards, and is autonomous and responsible for their own financial support.