Our Mission: "Saving Lives By Empowering Youth To Be Drug Free And Encouraging Parents

To Communicate Effectively With Their Children About The Dangers Of Drugs"











































This Substance Abuse Prevention Education for Parents and Training for Facilitators

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® is a free, multi-session substance abuse education prevention program for parents and is offered in both English and Spanish. The program is designed to help parents understand the impact of drug abuse on youth and give them the knowledge required to communicate more effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs. We have trained thousands of parents since its onset and over 100 professional facilitators to teach the program in several states. The location schedule is below.

This Substance Abuse Prevention Education Program for Parents Includes:

The multi-session substance abuse prevention course covers teen drug use trends and party culture; drug and alcohol abuse, addiction and its physiological consequences; protective, psychological and developmental guidance to help reduce the risk of substance use; dangers of enabling and hands-off parenting; the adolescent brain, why kids use, communication and listening strategies; warning signs; the power of denial; practical steps if use or abuse is suspected; sources of help, how to access treatment and much more.

Learn more about this substance abuse prevention course

Professionals Trained to Teach Substance Abuse Prevention to Parents

Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101® is taught by professional facilitators recruited from the ranks of teachers, school administrators, substance abuse professionals and others with a background in the prevention field. All facilitators are trained and certified by the Courage to Speak® Foundation. The course is implemented throughout CT, NY, MI, RI and MA. See programs offered in the fall, winter and spring. The schedule is constantly being updated.

All parents must register for the program and all facilitators must fill our application form.

See our other programs

Parents often times can be ill equipped to deal with the issues of drug use and the issues of substance abuse.  With Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101® , we will give you the skills to speak with your child about drugs.  You will learn how to face your teenager about the effects of drugs on teens.  As a parent it is our job to keep our children safe and drug free.  Being able to address drug problems in youth before they become addicted to drugs is key.

Most children believe drugs are only fun and have no consequences but the reality is that childhood drug use will lead to a life of substance abuse.  The effects drugs have on children is far reaching and complex.  This course will show you how to build a relationship with you child and stop substance use before it happens, and if there is a substance use problem to address it.

Sunny's Story, written by Ginger Katz is a drug prevention book for all ages. It is a  compelling story for children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, and teachers.  Sunny’s Story tells of joyful times and sad times, and of how a dog’s best friend was needlessly lost.  It is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. It is the ups and downs of life with his young master Ian, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter, and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster.

Drug addiction in teens will never end well.  Help the teenagers in your life avoid alcohol, other drugs and substance abuse. Strong parenting skills can help deter the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Childhood drug use and teenage drug use can destroy a life but by taking our Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101® course you can become a strong parent and obtain the skills in order to learn how to prevent substance abuse and teenage substance abuse.

Contact us with any drug prevention questions you may have and help save a young life.

Inquiries call 1-877-431-3295 References Available Upon Request. Below you will find the Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®  Parenting Program Schedule


Ginger Katz talks about the 
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® 
drug prevention education program for parents

 

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® 

 Parenting Program Schedule 2017
 Date Location 
 Details 
 Audience
 Time 
 November 30, 2017 Fair Haven Library
New Haven, CT
182 Grand Avenue
Courage to Speak®-Courageous Parenting 101
"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"

Funded by: The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Parents Only  5:30-7:30
 November 20, 2017
Cardinal Shehan Center 
1494 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 


*NEW UPDATED COURSE* 

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®
"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond."

Funded by: The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Parents Only!

This free NEW program will give parents the most updated information on the opioid crisis in America, as well as tools on how to protect/talk to their children about drugs and the current opioid epidemic.
 5:30 PM with dinner
 November 16, 2017
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®

Session 2 will be taught by: Carlos Reinoso
Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
5:30 PM

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 PM and child care will be available with reservation 
 November 14, 2017 West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

Click here to register online

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®
Session 1 Includes: 

Presentation by 
Ginger Katz CEO and Founder & Course Material Presented by Larry Katz Co-Founder of the Courage to Speak Foundation, BA Psychology, MS Nutrition.

Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
5:30 PM

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 PM and child care will be available with reservation 

November 9, 2017 Administration Building 
501 Kings Highway East
Fairfield, CT 
A Double Dose of Prevention:

Courage to Speak®-Courageous Parenting 101
"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"

Presented by Ginger and Larry Katz, Co-Founders of the Courage to Speak® Foundation

Sponsored by: Fairfield PTA Council
 Parents and Community Members  7:00 PM
 November 3, 2017 New Haven CT Judicial Branch Opioid Symposium II
A Double Dose of Prevention:

Courage to Speak®-Courageous Parenting 101
"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"

Presented by Ginger and Larry Katz Co-Founders of the Courage to Speak® Foundation
*By Invitation Only*  
 October 4, 2017 Bacon Academy
Colchester, CT
NEW Free Event

Courage to Speak®-Courageous Parenting 101 "Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"

 Parents Only  6:00 PM
 Parenting Program Schedule 2016
 November 17, 2016
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

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Click here to register online


Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® - session two on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6 PM

The second session of  Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® course we be taught  by Larry Katz, Cofounder of the Courage to Speak Foundation, BA Physiology, MS Nutrition.


Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
5:30 PM

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 PM and child care will be available with reservation 
 November 15, 2016
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

Click here to download registration form
Click here to register online

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday November 15 at 6:00 PM with Ginger Katz's presentation and session one. 

The 1st session of the course we be taught  by Larry Katz, Cofounder of the Courage to Speak Foundation, BA Physiology, MS Nutrition.

Sessions 2  of Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®  course continues on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6 pm
Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
5:30PM

A light dinner will be served at 5:30 PM and child care will be available with reservation
 October 25, 2016 Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook CT, 06475

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® third session Wednesday October 25 at 6:30 PM
taught by trained Courage to Speak® facilitator Heather McNeil and additional certified YFS staff and was developed by the Courage to Speak Foundation
 Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
 6:30pm
 October 18, 2016 Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook CT, 06475

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® second session Wednesday October 18 at 6:30 PM
taught by trained Courage to Speak® facilitator Heather McNeil and additional certified YFS staff and was developed by the Courage to Speak Foundation
 Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
 6:30pm
 October 17, 2016 Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook CT, 06475

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday October 18 at 6:30 PM taught by trained Courage to Speak® facilitator Heather McNeil and additional certified YFS staff and was developed by the Courage to Speak Foundation
 Parents

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. 
 6:30pm
 
 May 26, 2016

 Alliance for Safe Kids, Yorktown  Heights, NY
 

 Courage to Speak -  Courageous Parenting  101® Session 4

 Alliance for Safe Kids,  Yorktown Heights, NY

 Classes will be led by  trained facilitator Dara  Caputo at The Alliance for  Safe Kids

 Parents

 This FREE  program will  give parents the  tools to keep  their children  safe from drugs  and other risky  behaviors.

 
 6:30pm
 
 May 19, 2016

 
 Alliance for Safe Kids, Yorktown  Heights, NY
 

 Courage to Speak -  Courageous  Parenting101® Session 3 


 Alliance for Safe Kids,  Yorktown Heights, NY

 Class will be led by trained  facilitator Dara Caputo at  The Alliance for Safe Kids

 Session 4 of Program  continues on May 26

 

 Parents

 This FREE  program will  give parents the  tools to keep  their children  safe from drugs  and other risky  behaviors.


 6:30pm

 May 12, 2016
 
 Alliance for Safe Kids, Yorktown  Heights, NY
 

 Courage to Speak -  Courageous Parenting  101® Session 2 

 
 Alliance for Safe Kids,  Yorktown Heights, NY

 Classes will be led by  trained facilitator Dara  Caputo at The Alliance for  Safe Kids.

 Sessions 3 and 4 of Program  continues on May 19,  and May 26

 

 Parents

 This FREE  program will  give parents the  tools to keep  their children  safe from drugs  and other risky  behaviors.


 6:30pm
 

 May 5, 2016
 
 Alliance for Safe Kids, Yorktown  Heights, NY 
 

 Courage to Speak -  Courageous Parenting  101® Session  1 starts Thursday

 Alliance for Safe Kids,  Yorktown Heights, NY

 Classes will be led by  trained facilitator Dara  Caputo at The Alliance for  Safe Kids.

 Sessions 2, 3, 4 of Program  continue on May 12,May  19, and May 26

 

 Parents

 This FREE  program will  give parents the  tools to keep  their children  safe from drugs  and other risky  behaviors.

 
 6:30pm
Parenting Program Schedule 2015
 November 4, 2015
 

West Rocks Middle School

81 West Rocks Road

Norwalk, CT

 

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® session three  

 

The course will be taught in English  by Carlos Reinoso Jr., MSMOL, BHCC, Director of Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition at the Human Services Council Connecticut.

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
 Parents Only  6:30 PM

A light dinner will be served at6:00 PM and child care will be available with reservation
 
 October 28, 2015  

West Rocks Middle School

81 West Rocks Road

Norwalk, CT

 

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®  session two. 

The course will be taught in English  by Carlos Reinoso Jr., MSMOL, BHCC, Director of Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition at the Human Services Council Connecticut.

Sessions  3 of Program continues on Wed, November 4th at 6:30 PM











This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
 Parents Only
 6:30 PM

A light dinner will be served at6:00 PM and child care will be available with reservation
 October 21, 2015  

West Rocks Middle School

81 West Rocks Road

Norwalk, CT

 

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday October 21stat 6:30 pm with Ginger Katz's presentation and session one. 

The course will be taught in English  by Carlos Reinoso Jr., MSMOL, BHCC, Director of Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition at the Human Services Council Connecticut.

Sessions 2 and 3 of Program continue on Wed, October 28th  and Wed, November 4th at 6:30 PM


This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
 Parents Only
 6:30 PM

A light dinner will be served at6:00 PM and child care will be available with reservation

March 20, 2015

5 Consecutive Friday's:

Session 1: Mar 20
Session 2: Mar 27
Session 3: Apr 3
Session 4: Apr 10
Session 5: Apr 17

Community of Christ Church, Jonesport, MA


Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® 

Dates: March 20th, 27; April 3, 10, and 17th

Refreshments and Childcare will be provided

Please see flyer

 Parents  5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Parenting Program Schedule 2014
October 1, 2014

4 Consecutive Wednesday's

Session 1: Oct 1
Session 2: Oct 8
Session 3: Oct 15
Session 4: Oct 22 

Longmeadow High School, 95 Grassy Gutter Rd, Longmeadow MA
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®

Meaghan Roy will be co-facilitating

Please see flyer
Parents Only  7:00 - 8:30pm
May 31, 2014  Knightsbridge Schools International Panama
Building 841, Andrews Blvd.
Panama Pacifico, Rep. Of Panama


The course will be taught by Maria Almiron, Counselor
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®
 
Knightsbridge Schools International Panama
Building 841, Andrews Blvd.
Panama Pacifico, Rep. Of Panama 
  
This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
Parents Only  TBA
May 8, 2014

Session 1 and 2 will be taught May 1 and Session 3 and 4 will be taught May 8, 2014

 

Dinner and child care will be provided


Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook, CT


The course will be taught by Heather McNeil, Social Worker
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®

Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 

  

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
 Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or walkins ok or by calling  Heather McNeil

hmcneil@town.old-saybrook.ct.us

 

 6:30 pm
May 3, 2014 

Session 1 and 2
 
Session 3 and 4 will be taught May 31, 2014
Knightsbridge Schools International Panama
Building 841, Andrews Blvd.
Panama Pacifico, Rep. Of Panama


The course will be taught by Maria Almiron, Counselor

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®
 
Knightsbridge Schools International Panama
Building 841, Andrews Blvd.
Panama Pacifico, Rep. Of Panama 
  
This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.

 Parents Only  TBA
May 1, 2014 

Session 1 and 2 will be taught May 1 and Session 3 and 4 will be taught May 8, 2014

 

Dinner and child care will be provided


Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook, CT


The course will be taught by Heather McNeil, Social Worker



Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101
®


Old Saybrook Middle School
60 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 

  

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or walkins ok or by calling  Heather McNeil

hmcneil@town.old-saybrook.ct.us

 


 6:30 pm
March 1, 2014 Brookside Elementary School Norwalk, CT

Spanish Academy 

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101

 

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.

Sponsored by the Courage to Speak Foundation

 
Child care and lunch provided
 Parents Only  10:30 am
   Parenting Program Schedule 2013
December 3, 2013
(Session 4 of 4)
Windsor Locks High School, Windsor Locks,  CT. The course will be taught by Jean Russo, Social Worker

58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 292-5032

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®   Tuesday  December 3, 2013  at 6:30 pm 
 Sessions 4 of 4 
Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or walkins ok or by calling (860) 292-5032
 
58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
6:30pm - 8:30pm
November 26, 2013
(Session 3 of 4)
Windsor Locks High School, Windsor Locks,  CT. The course will be taught by Jean Russo, Social Worker
 
This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®  .

Sessions 3 of  4 and Program continue on  Tuesday, December 3,  6:30 pm
Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or walkins ok or by calling (860) 292-5032
 
58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
6:30pm - 8:30pm
November 19 (Session 2 of 4)
Windsor Locks High School, Windsor Locks,  CT. The course will be taught by Jean Russo, Social Worker

58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 292-5032

 

This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
              

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®  continuesTuesday, November 19 and continues November 26 and December 3, 2013 

Sessions 2 for 4 
Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or walkins ok or by calling (860) 292-5032
 
58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
 6:30pm - 8:30pm
November 13, 2013
(Session 3 of 3)

See English Flyer
See Spanish Flyer

REGISTER ONLINE!
English Web Form
Spanish Web Form


Alternatively, you may Download, Print and send in the forms below

Download: 
English Registration 
Spanish Registration

 West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

The course will be taught in English by Larry Katz, Co-Founder and Former Social Worker with a B.A. in Psychology and MS in Nutrition, and in Spanish by Mille Seguinot, Community Health Educator. A light dinner will be served at 6pm and child care will be available with reservation


This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday October 30th at 6:30 pm with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. The Course will be offered in both English and Spanish.

 Sessions 2 and 3 of Program continue on Wed, November 6th and Wed, November 13th at 6:30 pm
 Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or by calling (203) 831-9700

 6:30pm - 8:30pm
November 12, 2013
(Session 1 of 4)
Windsor Lock High School The course will be taught by Jean Russo, Social Worker 

58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 292-5032


This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday November 12, 2014  at 6:30 pm
 
Sessions 1of 4 Program continue on Tuesday, November, 19, 26 and December 3, 2013
Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or walkins ok or by calling (860) 292-5032
 
58 S Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
6:30pm - 8:30pm
November 6, 2013
(Session 2 of 3)

See English Flyer
See Spanish Flyer

REGISTER ONLINE!
English Web Form
Spanish Web Form


Alternatively, you may Download, Print and send in the forms below

Download: 
English Registration 
Spanish Registration

 West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

The course will be taught in English by Larry Katz, Co-Founder and Former Social Worker with a B.A. in Psychology and MS in Nutrition, and in Spanish by Mille Seguinot, Community Health Educator. A light dinner will be served at 6pm and child care will be available with reservation


This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.

 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday October 30th at 6:30 pm with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. The Course will be offered in both English and Spanish.

 Sessions 2 and 3 of Program continue on Wed, November 6th and Wed, November 13th at 6:30 pm
 Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or by calling (203) 831-9700

 6:30pm - 8:30pm
October 30th, 2013
(Session 1 of 3)

See English Flyer
See Spanish Flyer

REGISTER ONLINE!
English Web Form
Spanish Web Form


Alternatively, you may Download, Print and send in the forms below

Download: 
English Registration 
Spanish Registration

 West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

The course will be taught in English by Larry Katz, Co-Founder and Former Social Worker with a B.A. in Psychology and MS in Nutrition, and in Spanish by Mille Seguinot, Community Health Educator. A light dinner will be served at 6pm and child care will be available with reservation


This FREE program will give parents the tools to keep their children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors.
              
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday October 30th at 6:30 pm with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. The Course will be offered in both English and Spanish.

 Sessions 2 and 3 of Program continue on Wed, November 6th and Wed, November 13th at 6:30 pm


 Parents Only


Please Register for this FREE Course by filling out the registration form or by calling (203) 831-9700
 6:30pm - 8:30pm
 May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 2013  Kaynor Technical Nigh School, Waterbury, CT Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®   
 Parents  6:00 pm
March 23, 2013 Brookside Elementary School, Norwalk CT Saturday Hispanic Parent Academy

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®   
 parents only  10:30 am
 February 11th, 2013  New Cannan High School, New Canaan, CT 
 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®   
 10th grade parents  11am-12:30pm
 February 11th, 2013  New Cannan High School, New Canaan, CT 
 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®   
 12th grade parents  9-10:30am
 February 8th, 2013  New Cannan High School, New Canaan, CT 
 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®   
 9th grade parents  11am-12:30pm
 February 8th, 2013  New Cannan High School, New Canaan, CT  Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®  
 11th Grade Parents  9-10:30am
January 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2013  Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services
 Old Saybrook Middle School Library
60 Sheffield St., Old Saybrook, CT
 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® 
Click here to Register
 Parents  6:30-8:30pm
January 8th, 15th and 22nd, 2013  Guilford Free Library                                 67 Park St., Guilford, CT  Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® 
 Parents  6:30pm
 Parenting Program Schedule 2012
 October 22, 2012

4 sessions of- Courage to Speak Courageous Parenting 101 on Mondays October 22, 29, Nov 5, and 19th 6:30-8:30 pm
 South Kingstown High School,
215 Columbia St, Wakefield, RI
In the Library

Sponsored by South Kingstown Partnership for Prevention
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® 

Click here for flyer
Click here for registration form


Open to the Community, Parents, Grandparents, Youth.  6:30 pm
October 4th, 2012
See
 press release

See English flyer
See Spanish flyer


See Online English Web registration form

See Online Spanish Web registration form 4th, 11th, and 18th.
West Rocks Middle School, 

80 West Rocks Road, Norwalk CT 

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

The course will be taught in English by Larry Katz, Co-Founder and Former Social Worker, and in Spanish by Mille Seguinot, Community Health Educator. A light dinner will be served and child care will be available with reservation

Alternatively, you may download and send in the forms below
Download English Registration Here
Download Spanish Registration Here

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday October 4th at 6:30 pm with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. The Course will be offered in both English and Spanish.


Sessions 2 and 3 of Program continue on Thursday October 11th and Thursday October 18th.

Parents only  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
October 3, 17, 24 and Nov 7, 2012   Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services Click here for flyer
Click here for registration form
parents  6:30 pm
April 25, 2012 
St. Joseph High School Trumbull, CT Ginger Katz  will be kicking off Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® taught by a Courage to Speak facilitator. 

See Registration Form
parents  6:30 pm
March 15, 2012   Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, Old Lyme CT Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® on March 15, 2012 with Ginger Katz presentation.   

Course continuing March 21st, 28th, and April 4th.  

 parents  7:00 pm
March 8, 2012




March 13th, 20th, 27th and April 3rd
Walsh Intermediate School, Branford, CT  
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, March 8, 2012 with Ginger Katz presentation.  

Program continues Tuesdays, March 13th, 20th, 27th and April 3rd 
See Flyer
parents




parents only
             
7 pm




6 pm
 Parenting Program Schedule 2011
November 3, 2011 
Lewis Mills High School
26 Lyon Rd., Burlington, CT
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts November 3rd with session 1

The Program continues Thursdays, November 10th, 17th and December 1st

See flyer

parents 
 6 pm
October 20, 2011 West Rocks Middle School,
80 West Rocks Road, Norwalk CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Course will be presented in both English and Spanish. Ms. Katz's presentation will be translated by an interpreter. Pizza will be served

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday October 20th at 6:30 pm with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. The Course will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Sessions 2 and 3 of Program continue on Thursday October 27th and Thursday November 3rd.

See English flyer
See Spanish flyer

See Online English Web registration form
See Online Spanish Web registration form

Alternatively, you may download and send in the forms below

Download English Registration Here

Download Spanish Registration Here

parents only 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
October 19, 2011

Foster Parents Support Group
DCF Office
100 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport CT 06606

Spanish

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday Oct 19, 2011 Session 1

Program continues with Sessions 2 and 3 Wednesday Oct 26th  and Nov 2nd

parents 6 - 8 pm
October 18, 2011

North Haven Middle School, North Haven, CT

Sponsored by the North Haven Substance Abuse Council

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, October 18, 2011

 

Program continues Tuesdays, October 25th, November 1st and 15th

Parents only

 

Parents only

7:00 pm

 

7:00 pm

October 11, 2011

Northwestern Regional High School,

100 Battistoni Drive, Winsted, CT  06098

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, October 11th with session one.

Program continues with sessions 2, 3, and 4 Tuesday, October 11th, 18th, 25th and November 1st.

See flyer

parents 6:00 pm
October 6, 2011

Canton Middle School

76 Simonds Ave., Canton, CT 06019

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday, October 6th with session one.

See flyer

parents 7 pm
October 5, 2011

Haddam-Killingworth Middle School 451 Route 81 Killingworth, CT

Sponsored by Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth and Regional School District 17

Email: Cheryl@hkyfs.org

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 with Ginger Katz presentation. parents 7 pm
October 12, 2011  

Haddam-Killingworth Middle School 451 Route 81 Killingworth, CT

Sponsored by Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth and Regional School District 17

Email: Cheryl@hkyfs.org

Program continues Wednesdays October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 2011

See flyer
See registration form

parents only TBD
Novembr 3, 2011 Guilford Free Library, Guilford Youth & Family Services, Guilford, CT

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday Nov 3, 2011  with Ginger Katz presentation.

Program continues Mondays and Thursdays November 7, 10, 14 and 17  

See flyer
See registration form

parents

 

parents only

6:30 pm

 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 TBD

Torrington High School

50 Major Besse Dr., Torrington, CT  

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® start date to be determined

Continuation dates to be determined

parents TBD
June 27, 2011 Fontbonne Academy 930 Brook Rd. Milton,
MA 02186

Please email
acomber@fontbonneacademy.org
June 27, 2011

courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®

See flyer

See registration form

parents only  6:00 - 9:00 pm
May 10, 2011 South Norwalk Public Library
10 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak® Foundation

Course will be presented in Spanish. Ms. Katz's presentation will be translated by an interpreter. 
Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, May 10th with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. All sessions will be presented in Spanish.


Program continues Tuesday, May 17th.

See English flyer
See Spanish flyer

See English registration form
See Spanish registration form

parents







parents only
6 pm - 8 pm
April 28, 2011 Guilford High School, 605 New England Road, Guilford, CT 06437 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday, April 28 with session one. parents 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 5, 2011 Guilford High School, 605 New England Road, Guilford, CT 06437 Program continues every consecutive Thursday, May 5, 12 and 19.

See flyer
See registration form

parents 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
March 17, 2011 East Windsor, CT

East Windsor Middle School, 38 Main St, Broad Brook, CT 06016

Sponsored by the East Windsor Wellness Coalition

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday, March 17 with session one. parents 6 pm - 8 pm
March 24, 2011 East Windsor, CT

East Windsor Middle School, 38 Main St, Broad Brook, CT 06016

Sponsored by the East Windsor Wellness Coalition

Program continues every consecutive Thursday, March 24 and 31 and April 7.

See flyer
See registration form

parents 6 pm - 8 pm
March 5, 2011 Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Saturday, March 5th with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. parents 9 am - 11 am
March 12, 2011 Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Program continues every consecutive Saturday, March 12 and 19.

See flyer
See registration form

Register by phone – 203-857-7237

parents 9 am - 11 am
March 1, 2011 Little Theater, Northwestern Regional High School, 100 Battistoni Drive, Winstead, CT  06098 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® startsTuesday, March 1 with one session. parents  
March 8, 2011 Little Theater, Northwestern Regional High School, 100 Battistoni Drive, Winstead, CT 06098 Program continues every consecutive Tuesday, March 8, 15, 22 and 29. parents  
February 4, 2011 Media Center, Lewis Mills High School, 26 Lyon Road, Burlington, CT  06013 Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Friday February 4th with one session. parents  
February 12, 2011 Media Center, Lewis Mills High School, 26 Lyon Road, Burlington, CT 06013 Program continues Saturday, February 12th, Wednesday, February 16th and Tuesday, March 8th. parents  
January 18, 2011 Torrington High School, 50 Major Besse Drive, Torrington CT

Sponsored by The McCall Foundation

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, January 18 with Ginger Katz presentation. parents 7 pm
January 25, 2011 Torrington High School, 50 Major Besse Drive, Torrington CT

Sponsored by The McCall Foundation

Program continues every consecutive Tuesday, January 25th, February 1st, 8th and 15th.  

See flyer

See registration form

parents only 6:30 pm
February 9, 2011

West Rocks Middle School, 80 West Rocks Road, Norwalk CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Course will be presented in Spanish.  Ms. Katz’s presentation will be translated by an interpreter.

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Wednesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm with Ginger Katz presentation (translated into Spanish) and session one.  All sessions will be presented in Spanish. parents 7 pm - 9 pm
February 16, 2011  

West Rocks Middle School, 80 West Rocks Road, Norwalk CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Course will be presented in Spanish. Ms. Katz’s presentation will be translated by an interpreter.

Program continues on Wednesday, February 16th.

See English flyer
See Spanish flyer

See English registration form
See Spanish registration form

parents only 7 pm - 9 pm
March 29, 2011

South Norwalk Public Library, 10 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, March 29th with Ginger Katz presentation and session one. parents 6 pm - 8 pm
April 5, 2011  

South Norwalk Public Library, 10 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Program continues every consecutive Tuesday, April 5th and April 12th.

See flyer

See registration form

parents only 6 pm - 8 pm
February 10, 2011 Madison Elementary School, 376 Wayne Street, Bridgeport, CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Course will be presented in Spanish.  Ms. Katz’s presentation will be translated by an interpreter.

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday, February 10th at 9:30 am with Ginger Katz presentation (translated into Spanish) and session one.  All sessions will be presented in Spanish.

See flyer

See registration form

parents and children 9:30 am
March 10, 2011  Madison Elementary School, 376 Wayne Street, Bridgeport, CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

Course will be presented in Spanish. Ms. Katz’s presentation will be translated by an interpreter.

Program continues on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 pm and Thursday, April 14 at 9:30 am. parents only 3/10: 6:30 pm

4/14: 9:30 am

September 23, 2011 Presentation: North Haven High School Auditorium

Course Location: North Haven Town Hall’s 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT

Sponsored by North Haven Substance Abuse Prevention Council

See flyer
See registration form

RSVP to James McGuinness by email at jmcguinness@united-mortgage.com

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday September 23, 2010 with Ginger Katz presentation. parents and children 7:00 pm
 Parenting Program Schedule 2010
October 5, 2010 Presentation: North Haven High School Auditorium

Course Location: North Haven Town Hall’s 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT

Program continues every consecutive Tuesday, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2010. parents only 7:00-9:00 pm
September 27, 2010

Nathan Hale Ray Middle School, 73 Clark Gates Road , Moodus, CT 06469

Sponsored by East Haddam Youth and Family Services

See flyer
See registration form

RSVP to Toni McCabe by email at youthandfamily@prodigy.net

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Monday September 27, 2010 with Ginger Katz presentation.

Program continues every consecutive Tuesday, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2010.

parents and children


 

parents only

7:00 pm

7:00-8:30 pm

May 18, 2010

South Norwalk Library, 10 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT

Sponsored by The Courage to Speak Foundation

See flyer

See registration form

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday May 18th, 2010 with Ginger Katz Presentation and first session.

 

Program will continue every consecutive Tuesday, May 25th and June 1st, 2010.

This program is for parents only.

parents only 6:30-8:30 pm
May 2, 2010

Houghs Neck Coummunity Ctr. sponsored by the Houghs Neck Community Organization,Quincy,Mass. 02169

Please e-mail blaroche@comcast.net for more information

May 2nd, 2010 parents only

1 pm – 6 pm

Houghs Neck Community Room

1193 Sea Street

March 27, 2010

Houghs Neck Coummunity Ctr. sponsored by the Houghs Neck Community Organization, Quincy, Mass. 02169

Please contact the Houghs Neck Community Center for more information

March 27th, 2010

parents only

 

January 5, 2010

Roton Middle School, 201 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06853
 
Sponsored by the Courage to Speak Foundation
 
See
flyer
 
See
registration form

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday January 5th, 2010 with Ginger Katz Presentation and first session.

Program will continue every consecutive Tuesday, January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2010.

This program is for parents only.

parents and children


 

parents only

6:30-9:00 pm


 

6:30-8:30 pm

January 25, 2010

John F. Kennedy High School, 422 Highland Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708

Sponsored by Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.

See flyer
 
See
registration form

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® starts Monday January 25, 2010 with Ginger Katz presentation.

Program continues every consecutive Monday, February 1, 8, 22, and March 1, 2010. Note: no February 15 course due to School Holiday.

parents and children


parents only

6:30 pm


6:30-8:00 pm

March 4, 2010

OPTION 1:

BRIDGES, 949 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT 06460

OPTION 2:

East Shore Middle School, 240 Chapel Street, Milford, CT 06460

See flyer
 
See
registration form

Courageous Parenting 101 starts Thursday, March 4, 2010 with Ginger Katz presentation at the Milford Hospital Auditorium, 300 Seaside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460.

Program continues every consecutive Monday, March 8, 15, 22, 29, and April 5, 2010.

 

parents and children


 

Parents Only

 

7:00 pm


 

6:00-7:30 pm

December 9, 2009

Fordham Preparatory School, East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

RSVP to Fordham Preparatory School

See flyer
 
See
registration form

Ginger Katz presentation on Monday December 7, 2009.


Courageous Parenting 101® continues every Tuesday January 19, 26, February 2, 9, and 23, 2010. No February 16 session due to Winter Recess.

Parents Only


 

Parents Only

7:00 pm


 

7:00-9:00 pm

February 24, 2010

Valley Regional High School Library, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT 06417.
 
RSVP to Tri Town Youth Services at 860-526-3600.

See flyer
 
See
registration form

Ginger Katz presentation on Wednesday February 24, 2010.

Courageous Parenting 101TM continues every Wednesday March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2010.

Parents and Children


 

Parents Only

7:00 pm


 

7:00-9:00 pm

January 28, 2010

The Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT 06437.
 
RSVP to Guilford Youth and Family Services at 203-453-8047.

See flyer
 
See
registration form

Ginger Katz presentation on Thursday January 28, 2010.

Courageous Parenting 101T continues every Thursday February 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Parents and Children


 

Parents Only

7:00 pm


 

6:30-8:30 pm

January 12, 2010

Southeastern Regional Action Council 620 Norwich New London Tpke Uncasville, CT

Sponsored by SERAC
Facilitator: Michele Devine

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® Session 1 starts Tuesday January 12th, 2010

The Program will continue every consecutive Tuesday, January 19 and January 26, 2010.

This program is for parents only.

parents only 6:30 pm
 Parenting Program Schedule 2009
Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460
 
See flyer
 
See registration form
 
RSVP to United Way at 203-878-6791

 

Courageous Parenting 101T starts Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 with Ginger Katz presentation in the Milford Hospital Auditorium, 300 Seaside Avenue, Milford, CT 06460.

Program continues every Tuesday, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 at the Milford United Way.

   

parents only


 

parents only

 

7:00-8:00 pm


 

Times TBA

 Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
 
Sponsored by the Courage to Speak Foundation, Inc.
 
See flyer
 
See registration form
 

The Courage to Speak Presentation and1st session Saturday, Oct 3 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Session 2, 3 and 4 of Courageous Parenting 101T is 17, 24 and 31. 9:30 am to 11 am

   parents only
 

All sessions will start at 9:30 am and end at 11 am

expect for session onewhich includes the Courage to Speak Presentation by Ginger Katz - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

 West Rocks Middle School, 81 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT
 
Sponsored by the Courage to Speak Foundation,
 
See registration form
 The Courage to Speak Presentation and intro Wednesday February 25, 2009
 
Please register for the program
 
Courageous Parenting 101® starts March 4 and continues every Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2009
   

parents and children
 

 

parents only

 

6:30pm
 

 

6:30pm

 Nathan Hale Ray High School, 15 School Drive, Moodus, CT
 
Sponsored by East Haddem Youth and Family Services
 
See registration form
 

Courage to Speak Presentation and intro Thursday, January 8, 2009
 

Courageous Parenting 101® course starts every consecutive Thursday January 15, 21, 28 and February 4, 11, 2009

   

parents and children
 

 

parents only

 

6:30 pm
 

 

6:30 to 8:30 pm

 Old Lyme Middle School
 
Courageous Parenting 101 will begin on Thursday, March 12th to be held at the Lymes' Youth Service Bureau, 59 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
 

The Courage to Speak Presentation by Ginger Katz
 

Courageous Parenting 101T course starts every March 12 and every consecutive Thursday March 12, 19, 26 and
 

   

parents and children
 

 

parents only

 

7 pm
 

 

7 pm

 Coleytown Elementary School, Westport, CT
 
See registration form
 Courageous Parenting 101® and video starts March 4 and continues every Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2009
   parent only
 6:30pm
 First Congregational Church, 222 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT
 
Sponsored by Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc.
 
See registration form
 The Courage to Speak Presentation and intro Monday, February 9, 2009
 
Courageous Parenting 101® starts February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 2009
   

parents and children
 

parents only

 

6:30pm
 

6:30pm

 Saint Joseph
 Courageous Parenting 101® course starts February 12 and every consecutive Thursday February 26, march 5, 12 and 19,2009
   parents only
 6:30 to 8:30 pm
 Frenchtown Elementary School
 Courageous Parenting 101® course starts every January 15 and every consecutive Thursday January 22, 29 and February 5
   parents only
 
 7 to 9 pm
 CCSUD, Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, Rm 207, Cheshire, CT 06410
 
See registration form
 

Courageous Parenting 101® course starts January 13 and every consecutive Tuesday January 20, 27 and Feb 3, 2009
 

Limit 10 participants, Light dinner served.

   parents only
 6:30 to 8:30 pm
 Parenting Program Schedule 2008
Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
 
Sponsored by the Courage to Speak Foundation, Inc.
 
See registration form
 

The Courage to Speak Presentation and intro Wednesday February 4, 2008
 

Courageous Parenting 101® starts February 4, 2009 and continues every Wednesday, February 11, 18 and 25

   

parents only
 

 

parents only

 

7 pm
 

 

7 pm

West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT
 
Sponsored by the Courage to Speak Foundation, Cablevision of CT and the United Way of Norwalk and Wilton
 
See registration form
 

The Courage to Speak Presentation and intro Wednesday October 15, 2008
 

Courageous Parenting 101® starts Oct 20 and continues every Monday, October 27, November 3, 10 and 17, 2008
 
Facilitated by Melissa Curri

   

parents and children
 

 

parents only

 

6:30 pm
 

 

6:30 pm

Staples High School, Westport, CT
 
See registration form
 Courageous Parenting 101® starts Tuesday, October 14, 21, 28, November 11, 2008
 
Facilitated by Joyce Evans
  parents only  7 pm
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
 
In order to receive information and register for the class, interested parties can call Extended Studies at 857-7080
 Courageous Parenting 101® starts every Wednesday October 22, 29, November 5.and 12, 2008
 
Facilitated by Larry Katz
   parents only
 7 pm
East Lyme, High School
 
Sponsored by the Southeastern Regional Action Council.
 
Courageous Parenting 101® will take place at the Southeastern Regional Action Council.
 
See registration form
 

The Courage to Speak Presentation and intro Wednesday October 14
 

Courageous Parenting 101® starts October 22 and will continue every consecutive Wednesday- October 29, November 5, 12 and 19, 2008
 
Facilitated by Michele Divine

   

parents and children
 

 

parents only

 

7 pm
 

 

6:30 pm

Cheshire Town Hall 84 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410
 
Sponsored by Cheshire Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking
 Courageous Parenting 101® starts October 21 and will continue every consecutive Tuesday Oct 28, November 4, 11 and 28, 2008
   parents only
 7pm
Groton Public Library, Route 117, Groton
 
Sponsored by Groton Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
 Courageous Parenting 101® starts Thursday, October 23 and will continue every consecutive Thursday Oct 30, November 6, 13 and 20, 2008
   parents only
 6 pm
Harbor Springs High School, Harbor Springs, MI
 program starts Tuesday, Oct 21 and every consecutive Tuesday, Oct 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2008
   parents only
 7 pm

parents only

parents only
parents only
7 pm
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

Click here to register online
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

Click here to register online
West Rocks Middle School
81 West Rocks Rd 
Norwalk CT

Click here to register online
The Courage to Speak®Foundation, 71 East Avenue, Suite M, Norwalk, CT 06851     203-831-9700 TOLL FREE: (877) 431-3295