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"




PRESENTATIONS

drug prevention presentationThe Courage to Speak® Presentation is a dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking drug prevention presentation given by Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage to Speak® Foundation, Inc. Ms. Katz, who lost her teenage son to a drug overdose in 1996, has made over 1,000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country.

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PROGRAM FOR GRADES 4-6

The Courage to Speak® Foundation’s Program for Grades 4-6(8 Sessions) teaches young children to follow healthy lifestyles and avoid drug use and substance abuse. The drug prevention program for young children is implemented by teachers in schools and supports children in avoiding illegal drugs by giving them a toolbox of knowledge and refusal skills.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

These innovative school-based programs target middle school-age groups particularly vulnerable to using gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Based on national standards for effective drug prevention programs, the substance abuse prevention programs are carefully designed to inspire students to resist drugs, say no to drugs and help them make healthier decisions.

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HIGH SCHOOL DRUG USE PREVENTION PROGRAM

This program provides students in grades 9-12 with the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy decisions and resist the pressure to use drugs and abuse drugs. This comprehensive drug prevention program incorporates lessons that address communication, decision-making, risk reduction, problem solving and goal setting to empower high school students to avoid drug use and resist drug addiction. Read more about the High School Program

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM



The Courage to Speak
® Foundation’s Program for After School is based on the book Sunny’s Story. This innovative after school drug prevention program targets the 4th through 8th grade. This program is adapted from the scientifically proven Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Program for Elementary Schools.

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COURAGE TO SPEAK - COURAGEOUS PARENTING 101®

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® is a free, multi-session drug abuse education and prevention program, offered in both English and Spanish, 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 or drugs.

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"NEW PROGRAM" 
COURAGE TO SPEAK - COURAGEOUS PARENTING 101®  "PARENTING THROUGH THE OPIOID CRISIS." 

This adapted version of our popular Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101®, includes information specific to the Opioid Crisis that is affecting our nation. It is a free drug prevention education program combining the powerful Courage to Speak® Presentation by Ginger Katz and the brand new "Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis" program, delivered by a trained facilitator in the field of substance abuse, offering parents a Double Dose of Prevention™.

The program is designed specifically to help
 parents gain a better understanding of the current opioid epidemic, 
and ways they can prevent it from happening in their homes.

Free Course Includes:
  • Effective Communication Strategies with Children Around Drugs
  • Teaching Drug Refusal Skills
  • Understanding Emotional Pain and How to Cope
  • Knowing Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use
  • Parent Resources And Much More

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The development of this program was funded by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086




THE ANNUAL COURAGE TO SPEAK® EMPOWERING YOUTH TO BE DRUG FREE FAMILY NIGHT 

The Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night is an exciting media event that offers a complimentary dinner and celebrates the commitment of the students that have participated in the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Education Programs in classes at their school. The event brings is hundreds of people to celebrate the work of the students who participated in the Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curricula.

The event features the Courage to Speak Presentation by Ginger Katz, Founder, which provides a first hand understanding of substance abuse and its impact on families. The message has be heard by over a million people across the county. 


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COURAGE TO SPEAK® SUPPORT GROUP

We belong to a club that none of us ever wanted to join.

We are the parents and siblings of young people who died too soon because of drugs. We are ordinary people who could be your neighbors, your co-workers or members of your faith community. We loved our children and tried to be the best parents we could be. But drugs took them from us, and some days the grief is still unbearable. Drug abuse is an equal opportunity killer. It is not confined to one kind of neighborhood, one socioeconomic group, or one kind of kid. Drugs simply do not discriminate.

We are reaching out to parents like us in hopes that all of our lives will become a little easier.We established the Courage to Speak Support Group in 2002 and hundreds of parents and other family members have walked though our door.

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