Latest Presentation Schedule At A Glance

Virtual Presentations Available!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Courage to Speak Foundation now offers the Courage to Speak Presentation for  students, parents, educators, and community members virtually !

Please click the following link Drug Prevention Program Request to request more information on our Drug Prevention Education Programs and Services or call the office at 203-831-9700.

Courage to Speak Virtual Presentation

Zoom Meeting

The Courage to Speak Foundation will be presenting the Courage to Speak Presentation to Community Members on Zoom Meeting on Oct. 9th, 2020 at 9:30am. Hosted by Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative (CHCI)

‘Parenting Beyond the Headlines’ Zoom Meeting Interview with Amy Alamar and Sarah Cody, Reporter from CT News Channel 8, and Ginger Katz

Online Event

Ginger Katz presented the Courage to Speak Presentation in the newest podcast for 'Parenting Beyond the Headlines' with Amy Alamar and Sarah Cody (CT Channel 8 News Reporter) as a CT Presentation on Drug Prevention. Ginger shares her son's, Ian, story who died from an accidental drug overdose, along with some helpful tips and tools to keep youth safe. Please help us continue to spread awareness and prevention to keep our children safe from the dangers of drugs and check out the podcast linked below. 'Parenting Beyond the Headlines' - Talking About Drugs and Alcohol During the Pandemic Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11588830/talking-about-addiction

Online Parent Training Module Event

Online Event

Please join us for this conversation and share it with your circle of influencers
Accessible via Zoom meeting or Facebook Live:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82264096611?pwd=d2daVzlMc3VjRFYzZXBnc1h5cmtWZz09
FB Live : https://www.facebook.com/commission.equity.opportunity

Follow-up discussion will feature parents and leaders supporting the front lines of our prevention efforts, including: DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., State Senator Bob Duff, Executive Director of Commission on Women, Children and Seniors Steven Herenandez, Ginger Katz, Courage to Speak Foundation, Carlos Reinoso Jr., Parent, Manager at CCAR, Nicole Hampton, Parent, Peer Engagement Specialist at Norwalk Hospital/Nuvance Health, and Mariadora Saladino, Parent, Project Manager, Courage to Speak Foundation

For more information, please email us at gkatz@couragetospeak.org

Postponed Snow Date: 16th Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night – Nathan Hale Middle School Norwalk, CT

Nathan Hale Middle School 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CLICK HERE to view event flyer.  ALL COMMUNITIES INVITED This evening features students presenting their drug prevention message from Nathan Hale, Ponus Ridge, Roton and West Rocks Middle Schools, Brookside Elementary School and Side by Side Charter School. Drug prevention artwork, created by students during classes they’ve taken as part of the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Education Program taught by their health class teachers, will be displayed. The evening also includes a presentation for parents and students by Ginger Katz, Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation. All communities are invited to attend! Master of [...]

Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101 “Protecting Youth Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond” Online Parent Training Module Event

Online Event

  Join us for a group training session via scheduled Zoom meeting. Time: Mar 31, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting - https://zoom.us/j/671065281 (Preferred)Meeting ID: 671 065 281One tap mobile: +16468769923,,671065281# US (New York)+13126266799,,671065281# US (Chicago)Dial by your location - +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)Meeting ID: 671 065 281Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abnTyVXQOT For more information, please contact Reni Knorr at fairfield@fairfieldct.org

Courage to Speak® Courageous Parenting 101 – ‘Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond’™

Side by Side Charter School 10 Chestnut Street, Norwalk

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

Presented by Larry and Ginger Katz, co-founders of the Courage to Speak Foundation

"Assisting Youth Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

A Workshop for Parents, Professionals and Teachers

Covering Topics Such As:

  • Understanding Signs of Drug Use
  • Effective Communication Strategies with Youth on Drugs
  • Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Teachers
  • Teaching Youth Drug Refusal Skills
  • Helping Youth Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Marijuana’s influence on Opioid Abuse and much more

Funded by a grant from First County Bank Fairfield County, CT

Courage to Speak® Courageous Parenting 101 – ‘Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond’™

Archdiocese of Boston 66 Brooks Dr, Braintree

Archdiocese of Boston “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond”™ Learn Communication Strategies with Children on DrugsTeach Children Drug Refusal SkillsHelp Children Cope Effectively with Stress and EmotionsUnderstand Signs of Drug UseThe Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth DevelopmentParent Resources and Much More!

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Stamford, CT

Stamford Marriott 243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

15th Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night – Norwalk, CT

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk

The evening features students speaking about their drug prevention message from Ponus Ridge, West Rocks, Roton and Nathan Hale, Brookside Elementary, and Side by Side Charter School. A display of drug prevention posters and collages created by students during classes they’ve taken as part of the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Program. The evening also includes a presentation for parents and students by Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of the Courage to Speak® Foundation. All communities are invited to attend!

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Hartford, CT

Glory Chapel Int’l Cathedral 221 Greenfield St, Hartford

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Old Saybrook, CT

Old Saybrook High School 1111 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Greenwich, CT

YWCA Greenwich 259 E Putnum Ave, Greenwich

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Norwalk, CT

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® Spanish – Norwalk, CT

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Norwalk, CT

West Rocks Middle School 81 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®Danbury, CT

Danbury High School 43 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Danbury

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™ Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions Understand Signs of Drug Use The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development Parent Resources and Much More! A DOUBLE DOSE OF PREVENTION™ Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation and Author of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - [...]

Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®– McCall Foundation

Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce 333 Kennedy Drive 101, Torrington

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Southington, CT

Southington Municipal Building 200 North Street, Southington

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® – Hartford, CT

Phillips Metropolitan Office Complex 2500 Main St, Hartford

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™

  • Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs
  • Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills
  • Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions
  • Understand Signs of Drug Use
  • The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development
  • Parent Resources and Much More!
This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (DMHAS).
DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086
Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®Monroe, CT

Jockey Hollow Middle School 365 Fan Hill Rd, Monroe

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™ Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions Understand Signs of Drug Use The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development Parent Resources and Much More! A DOUBLE DOSE OF PREVENTION™ Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation and Author of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - [...]

Free

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 1

John F. Kennedy Federal Building 15 Sudbury St, Boston

Ginger Katz will be presenting the Courage to Speak Presentation along with the organization's Drug Prevention Education Community Strategy for Schools and Parents.

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®New London, CT

Martin Center 111 Union St, New London

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™ Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions Understand Signs of Drug Use The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development Parent Resources and Much More! A DOUBLE DOSE OF PREVENTION™ Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation and Author of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - [...]

Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®Naugatuck, CT

City Hill Middle School 441 City Hill St, Naugatuck

"Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond"™ Learn Communication Strategies with Children on Drugs Teach Children Drug Refusal Skills Help Children Cope Effectively with Stress and Emotions Understand Signs of Drug Use The Influence of Marijuana and Opioid Use on Youth Development Parent Resources and Much More! A DOUBLE DOSE OF PREVENTION™ Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation and Author of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - [...]

Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®New Fairfield, CT

New Fairfield High School 54 Gillotti Rd, New Fairfield

Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation andAuthor of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond” ™

Free

14th Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night – Norwalk, CT

Roton Middle School 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk

The evening features students speaking about their drug prevention message from Ponus Ridge, West Rocks, Roton and Nathan Hale, Brookside Elementary, and Side by Side Charter School. A display of drug prevention posters and collages created by students during classes they’ve taken as part of the Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Program. The evening also includes a presentation for parents and students by Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of the Courage to Speak® Foundation. All communities are invited to attend!

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®Hartford, CT

Parker Memorial Community Center 2621 Main St, Hartford

Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation andAuthor of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond” ™

Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®Danbury, CT

Rogers Park Middle School 21 Memorial Dr, Danbury

Part 1 Featuring the Courage to Speak® Presentation presented by Ginger Katz, CEO, Founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation andAuthor of Sunny's Story, A Drug Prevention Book Part 2 Facilitated by Carlos Reinoso Jr MSMOL, BHCC trained in substance abuse and addiction presenting Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101® “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond” ™

Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®New Haven, CT

Fair Haven Library 182 Grand Ave, New Haven

A DOUBLE DOSE OF PREVENTION™ * This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

Free

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®Bridgeport, CT

Cardinal Shehan Center 1494 Main St, Bridgeport

This event is funded in whole from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). DHMAS Opioid Support Access Line: 1-800-563-4086

Free

Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®

West Rocks Middle School 81 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk

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

What’s New: 2012 – 2018

The Courage to Speak Foundation 71 East Avenue, Suite M, Norwalk, CT

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Virtual Presentations Available!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Courage to Speak Foundation now offers the Courage to Speak Presentation for  students, parents, educators, and community members virtually !

Please click the following link to request more information on our Drug Prevention Education Programs and Services, Drug Prevention Program Request or call the office at 203-831-9700.