Sunny’s Story

A drug prevention book written by a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose from the viewpoint of the family beagle, Sunny. It's a great learning tool for kids, parents, teachers, and others.

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Educational Programs & Curriculum

Learn more about Courage to Speak® substance use prevention education programs for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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Elementary School Curriculum

The Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Education Programs and Curriculum for Elementary School (grades 4-6) is an evidence based program that teaches students age appropriate social and emotional skills on living a healthy lifestyle, how and why to avoid drugs, communication and decision making strategies, and how to identify and avoid risky behaviors through 9 evidence-base lessons. Ginger Katz is available for optional Q&A virtual presentation upon request. The program uses the book Sunny’s Story, a tale of family love and tragedy narrated through the eyes, ears, and mind of Sunny, the pet beagle as a tool to the program.

Please find the Curriculum Handouts for The Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Education Program for Elementary School (grades 4-6) below.

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