Impact educates teens about the social, economic and health outcomes of risk-taking behaviours. Presentations include firsthand accounts and outcomes of risk-taking behaviour and provide students with the tools necessary to make informed decisions when faced with a challenge.
The aim is to reduce injury and death in alcohol, drug and risk-related crashes and incidents.
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Impact was created to allow students to experience the potential outcomes of life-altering decisions. Supporting this, the Impact website provides a credible place for youth to access more information about a variety of topics including distracted driving, impaired driving, drugs, alcohol and general risk-taking behaviours. The content is continually adapted to meet the changing needs of the London and surrounding area youth.
Impact can be delivered in multiple locations:
School: Students are educated about the social, economic and health outcomes of risk-taking behaviours. This includes first-hand accounts of risk-taking and provides students with the necessary tools to make informed decisions.
Virtual: As of October 2020, Impact offers a virtual presentation option, expanding the geographical reach of the program and to meet needs of a changing learning environment.
Impact relies on partnerships with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) staff and physicians, Parkwood Hospital, Impact Program ambassadors, London Police Service, Middlesex London EMS, Thames Valley District School Board, London Catholic School Board and Children’s Health Foundation.
If you would like to book a presentation or to learn more about the program, please contact:Impact@lhsc.on.ca