“ROBBY’S VOICE is an absolute stellar program; a world class presentation…”
“Robby’s Voice program combines passion and precision…to deliver in the deployment of an effective tool to bring education, awareness, and a battery of skills and approaches to prevent further victims in the opiate epidemic.”
“The ROBBY’S VOICE is so incredibly valuable for students. The Brandt Family uses their own story, their humor and their knowledge on this epidemic to relate to EVERY student, regardless of background. The program does impact kids – I know because my students have confided in me after hearing Rob and his family speak.”
“By far the best program of the week.”
SPEAKING PROGRAMS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Our story is personal and painful, but we recognize the importance of sharing it with others. We know voices must be raised if others are to be helped. To make a difference, for Robby’s message to be heard, we must lead the way and SHATTER THE STIGMA OF ADDICTION.
Our programs focus on education and awareness at three levels; students, parents and the community. Utilizing a multi-media approach, and collaborating with other organizations, we provide current and relevant information on:
- signs of drug addiction
- progression of substance abuse
- real life experience
- local and national resources available for help
Content is age appropriate presented in an engaging, impactful format. Combined with on-line tools, our audiences are provided resources critical to winning the daily war against addiction.
WHO WE SPEAK TO
WHO WE SPEAK TO
- High Schools, Middle Schools and Colleges
- Parents and Senior Citizen Groups (Grandparents)
- Community Groups, Churches and Businesses
- First Responders and Health Care Organizations
- Treatment and Recovery Centers
Our speakers deliver their message from a personal perspective offering the following options:
- Large and small group programs
- Panels tailored to student surveys
- Perspectives from parents, siblings, other family members as well as those dealing with addiction
WHY INVITE ROBBY’S VOICE
An FBI DIRECTORS AWARD WINNING organization, Robby’s Voice Team has become one of the most sought after speaking groups in schools and organization across Ohio. Delivering clear, powerful messaging, Robby’s Voice brings awareness to the forefront while always leaving on a note of action and hope.
Featured at programs for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and countless Town Halls, Robby’s Voice has a program for your organization.
Contact us to learn more about our programs:
Our student program features a Robby’s Voice speaker and powerful video vignettes to create an interactive experience designed to highlight choice and consequence. Sharing Robby’s story, students are presented a tiered message outlining the addiction process framed in a perspective they will relate to and understand.
Generally, 30 to 60-minute sessions, students will learn the warning signs and progressions of drug use, real life impact, and the avenues available to them for help. Most important, they will know that they must make a difference and SHATTER THE STIGMA OF ADDICTION AND THRIVE. It is the difference between life and death.
Customized to your organization, our parent program focuses on awareness and education. Intertwining Robby’s story, our experience and the experience of others with the facts surrounding drugs in our communities, parents are presented with information they need to know.
Our parent’s program is delivered by a Robby’s Voice speaker and may also include videos, testimonials from other parents and addicts, speakers from enforcement and support agencies and a Q&A session. We work together to understand your goal, developing and delivering a program which gets your parents more engaged with awareness, prevention and action.
COMMUNITY AND SENIORS
First Responder Program
Our first responders program takes an honest and insightful view into overdose scenarios, embracing the opinions of First Responders, providing education on addiction, the addict and the families. As with all of our programs, it provides action steps as well as thought provoking perspective.
Senior Citizen Program
Our “Senior Team” leads our program focused on assisting senior citizens in understanding the epidemic and how it impacts them. It walks them through addictive behaviors, manipulation, warning signs and action steps they may implement to protect themselves and assist in enabling the recovery process.
DRUG DISPOSAL AND DROP OFF
WHY IS DISPOSAL OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION IMPORTANT?
“Family and friends are the leading source of prescription drugs”
“43% of kids say prescription drugs are easier to get than illegal drugs”
“Prescription drug overdoses” are the leading cause of accidental overdose deaths”
3 METHODS OF DISPOSAL:
OPTION 1: DRUG DROP BOX (BEST)
The best method to dispose of prescription medications is at a “DRUG DROP BOX.” These boxes are located at secure locations, are operated by local law enforcement and ensure the drugs are disposed of according to legal standards. To find a DRUG DROP BOX near you, click on the link below and enter your zip code:
OPTION 2: HOME DISPOSAL
You may dispose of medications at home, but it is very important to follow specific steps which ensure safety and virtually eliminate diversion from the trash. Remember, addicts that know you have medications may go through your trash.
- Place medications in a disposable container such as a zip lock bag.
- Crush medications if possible.
- Add coffee grounds, kitty litter or saw dust to the bag.
- Add a little bit of water to make a paste.
- Place sealed bag or container in the trash.
- Be sure to remove your personal information from all pill bottles before disposal.
REMEMBER – NEVER flush your medications down the toilet, down the drain or in the garbage disposal.
OPTION 3: DRUG STORE DISPOSAL
Disposal Kits are now available at your local drugstores to assist in home-based disposal. These kits generally liquefy or disable the drugs and allow for their quick and easy disposal in a home environment.
INTERNET SLANG DICTIONARIES
The following web sites offer Parents on-line dictionaries to their kids internet slang. If you don’t know what the text means, don’t take their word for it; look it up. If they are deleting their texts frequently, ask yourself what they don’t want you to know…
NoSlang: A list of the Top 25 internet slang terms all parents should know.
NetLingo: Offers an Internet slang dictionary that contains acronyms typically used in IM, text messages, and e-mail.
Urban Dictionary: Online dictionary for slang words and phrases.
BECAUSE YOU NEED TO KNOW!