Prevention and Awareness

The Stars program encourages Indigenous young women to take charge of their personal wellbeing and safety.

Last week, some of our Casuarina Senior College Stars were taken to Royal Darwin Hospital to participate in the P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) program.

The program focuses on prevention and awareness and gives young people an opportunity to learn through vivid and emotional experience, learning from real people and their personal experiences.

Our young women heard directly from patients themselves and also from those involved in their treatment – paramedics, brain surgeons and the rehab team.

P.A.R.T.Y takes young people through the journey of a trauma patient as they are rushed through the doors of the trauma room, into surgery, rehab and – if they are lucky enough – on to recovery.

It aims to give students a chance to understand what happens when a young person makes a poor choice or decision that changes their life forever.