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February 3, 2017

Ginger Katz, Founder of the Courage to Speak Foundation

GINGER KATZ TO SPEAK AT TWO CONFERENCES IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA FEBRUARY 7th. SHE WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE ANTI DRUG COALITIONS OF AMERICA, A NATIONAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION CONFERENCE AND AT THE NATIONAL NARCOTIC OFFICERS ASSOCIATIONS COALITION TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT OPIOID AND HEROIN EPIDEMIC.

Norwalk, CT - Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder of the Courage to Speak Foundation, is headed to the Washington, D.C. area to join more than 2,000 substance abuse prevention specialists and advocates from throughout the country for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 26th Annual National Leadership Forum, and the National Narcotic Officers Association Coalition.

“We are so excited to be able to spend time with similar organizations from across the country, learning and honing our prevention skills so our community can be a better place, one that doesn’t allow their citizens to suffer from the harms of drug and alcohol abuse as my son Ian did,” says Ginger Katz.  “We hope to come back reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use in Connecticut and beyond.” 
   
Ginger Katz has been invited to present Ian's Story, share her views on the opioid epidemic and the Courage to Speak® Foundation drug prevention education programs for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® , a free multi-session course for parents offered in English and Spanish.  The Foundation works to engage home, school, and community in this public health endeavor to keep our children safe from drugs.
 
In addition to presenting Ian’s story and the Courage to Speak Foundation programs at the CADCA Conference, Ms. Katz has been extended an invitation to speak on a panel discussion on opioids at the National Narcotic Officers' Association Coalition Board of Delegates Conference held February 7th at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.
 
The NNOAC represents 44 state narcotic officers’ associations, the RISS Directors Association, National HIDA Directors Association and several other related organizations. NNOAC was formed in 1994, and continues to serve as the only advocate for America's narcotic officers on national issues. We enjoy a close working relationship with many federal law enforcement agencies, national law enforcement and public safety associations, the National Guard Bureau, and many staff and members of the United States Congress.
 
CADCA’s Forum will cover a wide range of topics, from how to prevent prescription drug abuse, the Opioid Epidemic, and abuse of synthetic drugs, such as bath salts and K2, to how to create tobacco-free environments and develop policies to reduce underage and excessive drinking.
 
CADCA’s National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training conference for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals, and researchers, will take place at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center February 4th -7th.
 
Since 1996, the Courage to Speak® Foundation has remained committed to its mission: Saving young lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs. www.couragetospeak.org

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