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Preventing Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth

As a culmination to the PARTY program which our Year 11 students have been involved in throughout this term, our Year 11 students visited the Urgent Care Centre at East Grampians Health service this week, where they learnt about critical incident responses and rehabilitation. Based on the philosophies of the Alfred Hospital program, PARTY also included presentations by the local police, Ambulance Victoria, Fit2Drive road safety presentation and the SpinChat spinal injury awareness program. The program aims to give participants a snapshot of the possible traumatic, and often preventable consequences, of risk related behaviour that can lead to traumatic injury. The event was organised as part of an ongoing partnership between Ararat College and East Grampians Health service, and we would like to sincerely thank the staff of East Grampians Health Service for donating their valuable time, support and patience, and for allowing the students to have such a great opportunity to learn. I would also like to thank school nurse Leonie Cowey for her organization of the program and the Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network for their support of the program.

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