Victory Academy is a virtual resource of educational video programming designed and curated by VVF to help prevent and discourage drug use in our youth and in other at-risk populations. Each of our Victory Academy educational video series utilizes a program-specific curriculum and is made available on our learning platform for distribution. While our initial Victory Academy video programming targeted our youth—educating them on the real dangers of substance use disorder and debunking the myths often associated with opioid use and other harmful substances—the series has since grown to include a more comprehensive curriculum offering for a wider range of audiences.
Vital Signs: This series was developed and designed in collaboration with an expert in clinical psychology and teen addiction. The curriculum is designed to equip and enable parents and teachers to recognize the early yet potentially serious signs of risk for drug abuse and overdose in our youth. It also provides life-saving information on the availability and effectiveness of Naloxone/Narcan in preventing death from overdose.
Straight Talk on Addiction: This series, designed to debunk common myths on the realities of drug use and addiction, provides students with educational and real-life experiential content based on the life of an actual individual who succumbed to addiction, suffered the consequences as he progressed to stronger drugs, and eventually took decisive steps to recovery.
TASTE It on Life Skills: This series teaches teens valuable life skills based onthe Take a Second to Evaluate It (TASTE It) approach to decision-making.
One Step Away: This series educates parents who are incarcerated, most of whom are addicted and have created an environment that puts their children at risk of addiction. This program provides tools to help with re-entry into society, prevent recidivism, and eventually prevent addiction for their children.
The Secret Hero for Self-Esteem: This series educates and informs youth on their hidden potential for reaching their dreams and guides them toward the discovery of their inner hero. In the process of building their self-esteem, they are able to address the issues of bullying and risk of drug use.
For The Flag: This series provides parents in the military, a population known to be at serious risk of addiction and its associated high rates of suicide, the tools necessary to prevent substance abuse and address mental health issues.