529 S. Elizabeth St.

Lima, OH 45804

419-222-5120

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JANUARY 2017

LET'S TALK

"Let's Talk" is a program that encourages parents to spend more time focusing on their children's strengths and assists rather than their weaknesses. Let's Talk also encourages parents to talk to their kids often about not using alcohol and other drugs. Children of parents who talk to their teens about drugs are up to 50% less likely to use. Learn more about Let's Talk by visiting wecarepeople.org/letstalk

REMOVE, REFUSE, REASONS (RRR)

Remove, Refuse, Reasons (RRR) is an evidence=based prevention program offered in schools that helps students build resiliency and make positive decisions to assure a healthy future - especially when it comes to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. PVFF has been offering this program in five schools for the last year in Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties. If you would like RRR in your school, please contact us.

MEET DYESHA DARBY

Dyesha is a 2004 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She also graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Education specializing in Human Development and Family Studies. She recently obtained her Masters of Art in Early Childhood Education this past summer. 

Dyesha is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I and has been at PVFF since 2014. She has a passion for youth and has been working in the field of prevention since the age of 15. In her spare time she volunteers for the Big Brother Big Sister Program and the Tomorrow's Project Mentoring Program. Currently, Dyesha works in Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties teaching teens suicide, drug, and gambling prevention at the local schools. Dyesha is also an instructor for both adult and youth Mental Health First Aid. 

If you are in crisis call 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or text 741 741.