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

Postponed Drug Prevention Presentation

Abigail Adams Middle School 89 Middle Street, East Weymouth

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

Postponed Drug Prevention Presentation

Park City Magnet School 1526 Chopsey Hill Rd, Bridgeport

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

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
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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 Drug Prevention Presentation

Portland Middle School 95 High Street, Portland

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

Postponed Drug Prevention Presentation

Brownstone Intermediate School 314 Main Street, Portland

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

Postponed Drug Prevention Presentation

Roosevelt School 680 Park Ave, Bridgeport

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

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

Drug Prevention Presentation

Wilbur Cross Middle School 1775 Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

Drug Prevention Presentation

Jettie S. Tisdale School 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

Drug Prevention Presentation

Side by Side Charter School 10 Chestnut Street, Norwalk

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences. Drug Prevention Education Speaker Connecting to Teens Ginger reaches young people like few others [...]

Drug Prevention Presentation

Tolland Library 21 Tolland Green, Tolland

The Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Presentation for Parents and Teens Town Hall meeting  In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. This presentation will also be presented by Larry Katz, MS in Nutrition & BS in Psychology. Ms. Katz has made over one-thousand drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups [...]

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

Drug Prevention Presentation

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Ln, Norwalk

7th Grade Students who have been taught the Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Curriculum.

Drug Prevention Presentation

STW Community Center 1332 Middletown Ave, Northford

North Branford Women’s Club GFWC Presentation to Adults.

Drug Prevention Presentation

Nathan Hale Middle School 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk

Audience: 6th grade students who took part in Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum and read Sunny's Story

Drug Prevention Presentation

West Rocks Middle School 81 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk

Audience: 6th grade students who took part in Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum and read Sunny's Story

Drug Prevention Presentation

Roton Middle School 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk

Audience: 6th grade students who took part in Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum and read Sunny's Story

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!

Drug Prevention Presentation

Abigail Adams Middle School 89 Middle Street, East Weymouth

Audience: 6th grade students who took part in Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum and read Sunny's Story

Drug Prevention Presentation

Somers High School 1 Vision Blvd, Somers

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

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

St. Joseph High School 2320 Huntington Tpke, Trumbull

"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 - [...]

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

Courage to Speak Presentation-Stafford Middle School 7th and 8th Grade

Stafford Middle School 21 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Stratford Middle School

This presentation targets middle school-age students particularly vulnerable to using gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Based on national standards for effective drug use prevention programs, this drug prevention education program is carefully designed to inspire middle school students to resist drugs and help them make healthier decisions. Facts You Should Know about Middle School Students 1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription drug- That’s 4.5 million kids 1 in 10 teens has abused an over-the-counter cough or cold remedy 1 in 5 children have been drunk by the fifth grade Audience: 7th and 8th grade [...]

WSHU Radio Interview

Sacred Heart Univeristy 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield

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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

Fordham Preparatory School – Bronx, NY

Fordham Preparatory School 441 E. Fordham Road, The Bronx

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Courage to Speak Presentation-Greenwich, CT

Temple Shalom 300 Putnam Ave, Greenwich

Ginger will be presenting Ian's Story to community leaders in Greenwich. In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Side by Side Charter School- Norwalk, CT

Side by Side Charter School 10 Chestnut Street, Norwalk

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Wilbur Cross Middle School- Bridgeport, CT

Wilbur Cross Middle School 1775 Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Jettie Tisdale School- Bridgeport, CT

Jettie S. Tisdale School 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

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

Ponus Ridge Middle School

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk

This presentation targets middle school-age students particularly vulnerable to using gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Based on national standards for effective drug use prevention programs, this drug prevention education program is carefully designed to inspire middle school students to resist drugs and help them make healthier decisions. Facts You Should Know about Middle School Students 1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription drug- That’s 4.5 million kids 1 in 10 teens has abused an over-the-counter cough or cold remedy 1 in 5 children have been drunk by the fifth grade Audience: 7th grade students who [...]

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

Bradford Middle School – Starke, FL

Bradford Middle School 527 north orange Street, Starke

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Ponus Ridge Middle School- Norwalk, CT

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

West Rocks Middle School- Norwalk, CT

West Rocks Middle School 81 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

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

Jordan Middle School – Jordan, MN

Jordan Middle School 500 Sunset Dr, Jordan

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Jordan High School – Jordan, MN

Jordan High School 600 Sunset Dr, Minnesota

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Roton Middle School- Norwalk, CT

Roton Middle School 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs.

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

Abigail Adams Middle School – Worcester, MA

This innovative, Yale evaluated, school-based drug prevention program targets middle school-age students particularly vulnerable to using gateway drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Based on national standards for effective drug use prevention programs, this drug prevention education program is carefully designed to inspire middle school students to resist drugs and help them make healthier decisions. Each substance use prevention program begins with The Courage to Speak® Foundation Presentation or DVD, which is followed by a series of 13-15 highly interactive classroom activities taught by the school’s health or other teachers who have been trained by The Courage to Speak® Foundation, Inc.

East Granby Youth Services Bureau- East Grandby, CT

East Granby Youth Services Bureau 15C N Granby Rd, East Granby

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Wilbur Cross Middle School- Bridgeport, CT

Wilbur Cross Middle School 1775 Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

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 - [...]

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Roosevelt School- Bridgeport, CT

Roosevelt School 680 Park Ave, Bridgeport

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Preston Plains Middle School- Preston, CT

Preston Plains Middle School 1, CT-164, Preston

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

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” ™

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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!

Roton Middle School- Norwalk, CT

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs.

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” ™

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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” ™

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Jettie Tisdale School- Bridgeport, CT

Jettie S. Tisdale School 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Courage to Speak Presentation-Woodbridge, CT

Amity Regional HIgh School 25 Newton Rd, Woodbridge

Ginger will be presenting Ian's Story to parents and community members in Woodbridge. In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Opioid Forum at the Capitol Building- Hartford, CT

Legislative Office Building Room 1A 300 Capitol Ave #5100, Hartford

The Courage to Speak Foundation will be presenting the Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Programs at the Opioid Forum at the State Capitol. The CT Commission on Women, Children, and Senior's has partnered with The Courage to Speak Foundation to address the importance of opioid prevention for children and youth. The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Courage to Speak Foundation, experts, parents, and key partners will highlight the need for drug prevention through education and parental and community engagement. They will identify components of legislation needed to help end this epidemic; such tools include opioid education, social and emotional [...]

Fordham Preparatory School – Bronx, NY

Fordham Preparatory School 441 E. Fordham Road, The Bronx

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Side by Side Elementary School- Norwalk, CT

Side by Side Charter School 10 Chestnut Street, Norwalk

In this dynamic, riveting and thought-provoking presentation, nationally renowned prevention speaker, Ginger Katz, Founder and CEO of The Courage To Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs. Ginger Katz has made over 1000 drug prevention education presentations throughout the country that have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of students, parents, law enforcement professionals, educators, prevention specialists, religious groups and has spoken at state and national agencies and conferences.

Roton Middle School- Norwalk, CT

Roton Middle School 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk

Audience: Middle School Students who took part in the Courage to Speak Drug Prevention Education Curriculum.

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

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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

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Roton Middle School

Roton Middle School 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk

This program is for 7th Grade Students.

2017 National Principals Conference

National Principals Conference 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbo

This event is for principals and professionals

Favor Inc., Rocky Hill, CT

Favor, Inc. 185 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield

This program is for members of the Favor inc.

Wilbur Cross Middle School

Wilbur Cross Middle School 1775 Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport

This program is for the students of Wilbur Cross Middle School

Park City, Bridgeport, CT

Park City Magnet School 1526 Chopsey Hill Rd, Bridgeport

This program is for 6th grade students reading Sunny's Story.

Abigail Middle School, Weymouth, MA

Abigail Adams Middle School 89 Middle Street, East Weymouth

This program is for the 1,000 students who have read Sunny's Story

Weymouth High School, Weymouth, MA

Weymouth High School 1 Wildcat Way, Weymouth

Drug Awareness Presentation, Parents and Students Community Presentation

Blackman, Bridgeport CT

Blackman School 425 Thorme St, Bridgeport

This program is for the 7th and 8th graders of Blackman school

Norwalk High School Expo

Norwalk High School 23 Calvin Murphy Dr, Norwalk

This Program is for the community members of Norwalk

Middlesex Middle School

Middlesex Middle School 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien

This event is for the students of Middlesex Middle School.

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.

Explorations Charter School

Explorations Charter School 71 Spencer St, Winstead

This event is for Explorations Charter School students.

Fox Lane Middle School

Fox Lane Middle School 632 S Bedford Rd, Bedford

This event is for the 8th grade students of Fox Lane Middle School.

Mildred E. Strang Middle School

Mildred E. Strang Middle School 2701 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights

This event is for the 8th graders of Mildred E. Strang Middle School.

Ponus Ridge Middle School

Ponus Ridge Middle School 21 Hunters Lane, Norwalk

This event is for the 7th graders of Ponus Ridge Middle School.

Nathan Hale Middle School

Nathan Hale Middle School 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk

This event is for the 7th graders of Nathan Hale Middle School.

West Rocks Middle School

West Rocks Middle School 81 W Rocks Rd, Norwalk

This event is for the 7th graders of West Rocks Middle School.

Old Saybrook Middle School

Old Saybrook Middle School 60 Sheffield St, Old Saybrook

This event is for the parents of students at Old Saybrook Middle School.

Birmingham United Methodist Church

Birmingham United Methodist Church 15770 Birmingham Hwy, Milton

This event is for the community of Birmingham United Methodist Church.

Roton Middle School

Roton Middle School 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk

This event is for the 7th graders of Roton Middle School.

Park City Magnet School

Park City Magnet School 1526 Chopsey Hill Rd, Bridgeport

This event is for the 6th graders of Park City Magnet School.

Black Rock School

Black Rock School 545 Brewster St, Bridgeport

This event is for the 6th graders of Black Rock School.

Cornwall Consolidated School

Cornwall Consolidated School 5 Cream Hill Rd, West Cornwall

This event is for the parents of students at Cornwall Consolidated School.

Lee Kellogg School

Lee H. Kellogg School 47 Main St, Falls Village

This event is for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders of Lee Kellogg School.

Stafford Middle School

Stafford Middle School 21 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs

This event is for the community of Stafford Middle School.

Blackham School

Blackham School 425 Thorme St, Brideport

This event is for the 6th graders of Blackham School.

Wilbur Cross School

Wilbur Cross Middle School 1775 Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport

This event is for the 6th graders of Wilbur Cross School.

Thomas Hooker School

Thomas Hooker Middle School 138 Roger Williams Rd, Bridgeport

This event is for the 6th graders of Thomas Hooker School.

Central High School

Central High School 1 Lincoln Blvd, Bridgeport

This event is for the students of Central High School.

Litchfield Intermediate School

Litchfield Intermediate School 35 Plumb Hill Rd, Litchfield

This event is for the parents of the students at Litchfield Intermediate School.

Lakeland High School

Lakeland High School 1349 E Main St, Shrub Oak

This event is for parents and mentors only.

Brookside Elementary School

Brookside Elementary School 382 Highland Ave, Norwalk

This event is for the parents of Brookside Elementary School students.

Avon Old Farms School

Avon Old Farms School 500 Old Farms Rd, Avon

This event is for the students of Avon Old Farms School.

Jettie Tisdale

Jettie S. Tisdale School 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport

This event is for the 6th graders of Jettie Tisdale

Side by Side Charter School

Side by Side Charter School 10 Chestnut Street, Norwalk

This event is for the 7th graders of Side by Side Charter School.

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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.