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PG Party Program
Transcript of PG Party Program
P.A.R.T.Y = Prevent alcohol and risk related trauma in youth
Started by concerned doctors and nurses from UHNBC 1997
Based off Sunnybrook Health Science Center in Toronto
Currently over 100 Licensed programs in Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany, Brazil and Japan.
Mission statement "to promote injury prevention among youth through reality education which increases awareness of risks and their possible impacts and emphasizes personal responsibility in making safer choices".
Active on social media (Facebook and Twitter)
Harm reduction approach / Preventative
Extreme exposure - effectively gets the message across
Covers a multitude of topics within the program
Sets a foundation for youth at a young age
Provides tools for decision making
Volunteer based - community coming together to make a difference
Acknowledges the fact that youth will experiment with high risk behaviors
"Canadian youth are on average 16 years old by the time they first consume alcohol" (CCSA, 2014).
"15% of 12-20 year olds have reported binge drinking" (Tanner-Smith, Steinka-Fry, Hennessy, Lipsey, & Winters, 2015).
71% of youth aged 15-19 use the internet to stay informed (Statistics Canada, 2015).
Teenagers who reported having sufficient discussions with their parents about safe driving had a 42% lower risky driving score in comparison to teenagers who reported have little discussions about safe driving with their parents (Peek-Asa et al., 2014).
PG Party Program
Making the website look more exciting - updating / more resources
Scare Tactic - Is it ethical?
Lower the age
Advertising to other demographics
Making the program open to public
Operation Red Nose / Keys Please
An, L. C., Perry, C. L., Lein, E. B., Klatt, C., Farley, D. M., Bliss, R. L., ... Ehlinger, E. P. Strategies for increasing adherence to an online smoking cessation intervention for college students.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research 87
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Youth and alcohol. (2014). Retrieved from http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Youth-and-alcohol-summary
Marlatt, G. A., & Witkiewitz, K. (2002). Harm reduction approaches to alcohol use: Health promotion, prevention and treatment.
Addictive Behaviors 27
Peek-Asa, C., Cavanaugh, J. E., Jingzhen, Y., Chande, V., Young, T., & Ramirez, M. (2014). Steering teens safe: A randomized trial of a parent-based intervention to improve safe teen driving. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 777-784. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-777
Statistics Canada. (2015). How do youth stay informed? Retrieved from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-006-x/2015001/article/14232/you-jeu-eng.htm
Tanner-Smith, E., Steinka-Fry, K., Hennessy, E., Lipsey, M., & Winters, K.(2015). Can brief alcohol interventions for youth also address concurrent illicit drug use? Results from a meta-analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(5), 1011-1023. doi:10.1007/s10964-015-0252-x