Misericordia Hospital, Edmonton AB
Program will be adapted as necessary
for unavoidable late arrivals.

8:30 a.m. Students Arrive and are greeted on their bus the Northeast Entrance of the hospital, then brought to the Hospital Auditorium. Staff and Volunteers are introduced and expectations are discussed. Students are advised to make the Program Coordinator, a teacher or a volunteer aware if they’re not feeling well at any time.

8:35-10:10 P.A.R.T.Y. Foundation - A “Clinical Reality-Education” presentation led by a Trauma Nurse, using multi-media to share stories and inform students about the reality of the consequences of making less-than-ideal choices. Part of this is to understand what some of the negative outcomes can look like. P.A.R.T.Y. Program ‘Six SMART Choices’ are introduced and then reinforced throughout the day. This is helpful for students to identify what is preventable, and for motivating them to take the actions that help to stay safe.

10:20-10:30 Human Trafficking - Covenant Health Ethics Department leads a discussion to increase awareness on the part of students for safety in their communities.  

10:30-10:40 Snack Break - Nut-free snack provided, with dairy & gluten-free option

10:40-11:15 Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers share stories & pictures of crash scenarios, pedestrian collisions, emphasizing the legal and social consequences of impaired driving & convictions; includes an ‘Impaired Driver Scenario’ with student volunteers.

11:15-11:55 Student Activity Stations – experiential learning, includes walking a ‘sobriety test’ wearing Fatal Vision Goggles (sometimes referred to as ‘drunk goggles’).

11:55- 1:00 Lunch with Disabilities - Students are REQUIRED to bring food. Groups larger than 60 students are split into 2 groups.

  • Group One leaves to eat lunch with ‘disabilities’ & are given ‘aids’ to assist with that.
  • Group Two sees a demonstration of a Trauma Resuscitation as it occurs in Emergency Rooms, facilitated by an experienced Emergency Room Nurse.

At approximately 12:30, the groups switch.

1:15- 1:35 Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Youth Educator presentation about laws regarding what constitutes assault/consent, drug-facilitated sexual assault, counseling available and support provided to victims of assault by Sexual Assault Response Team nurses

1:35- 2:20 Injury Survivor presentations, often described by students as the most profound experience of the day. Students hear straight from people who’ve been permanently injured about the choices that resulted in becoming disabled, see them as they cope with those permanent injuries, and ask questions about how they manage on a day to day basis.

2:20-2:30 Close, including request for students to plan a project to share their learning with Grades 7 & 8, and to complete a ‘Contract for Life’ with an adult to ensure they always have a safe ride home. Some schools are invited to host an EPS ‘After-P.A.R.T.Y.’ Program.

Students and Teachers are expected to complete an evaluation on their return to school, to be forwarded back to the Program Coordinator by the teachers

Edmonton Schools
Minimum 160 Grade 9 Students
Program Availability Limited
TEACHER / PARENT CHAPERONES
10 MIN BRIEFING

30 Minutes before Program Start Time

All teachers and others who will be in the program must attend the briefing
to be familiarized with their roles while presenters are speaking
as well as during student activities.

We will rely heavily on chaperones to monitor student well-being, maintain discipline, and assist with a student activity during the program . Assistance in this regard will be greatly appreciated, as the program runs on very tight timelines and student well being is priority.

Start can be earlier and break time adjusted to better accommodate school bell schedule
Program Duration is Fixed at 3.5 Hours

9:00 Students and chaperones arrive in the program room. Adults will sit amongst students.

9:05-10:20 A “Reality-Education” presentation led by a Trauma Nurse, using multi-media to share stories and inform students about the reality of the consequences of not making SMART Choices. Part of this is to understand what some of the negative outcomes can look like. The P.A.R.T.Y. Program ‘6 SMART Choices’ are introduced and then reinforced throughout the program. The presentation addresses, speeding, seatbelt use, airbags pedestrian safety and more.

10:20-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 A Demonstration of a Trauma Resuscitation as occurs in Emergency Rooms, facilitated by an experienced Emergency Room Nurse.

11:00-11:30 An Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officer shares stories and pictures of crash scenarios, pedestrian collisions, and the consequences of impaired driving and convictions.

11:30-11:40 Student Activity: Students ‘walk the white line’ as a ‘sobriety test’ wearing Fatal Vision Goggles (often referred to as ‘drunk goggles’). All students have an opportunity to take part.

11:40-12:20 The Injury Survivor presentation is often described as the most profound experience of the day. Students hear it straight from people who’ve been permanently injured about choices that resulted in them becoming disabled, see them as they cope with those permanent injuries, and ask questions about how they manage on a day to day basis.

12:20-12:30 Close, including review of the 6 SMART Choices, requests for students to plan a project to share their learning with Grades 7 and 8, and to complete a ‘Contract for Life’ to ensure they always have a safe ride home.

Students and Teachers will receive an evaluation to complete within 24 hrs of experiencing the program, to be collected and mailed back to the Program Coordinator by the school.

P. A. R. T. Y. Program, Edmonton
Misericordia Community Hospital
16940 - 87 Avenue
Edmonton AB  T5R 4H5
Office Phone:  780-735-2890