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Greetings Facilitators,

We want to thank you for your interest in facilitating the Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® program in your local community.

As a facilitator of our parenting program, you will give parents the tools and knowledge required to communicate more effectively with their children on substance abuse issues. It is expected that participating parents will demonstrate an active role in supporting children’s decisions to not use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. They will also develop improved listening and communication skills, which have been shown to be a critical factor in the prevention of substance abuse by young people.

The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® program has been evaluated and recommended by the Yale University School of Medicine.  Click here to view a summary of their findings.

A overview of the Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® program can be found by clicking here. This overview will provide you the details of the programs goals and format that you would use to facilitate to parents in your local community.

Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101® is taught in english and spanish by over 100 professional facilitators recruited from the ranks of teachers, school administrators, substance abuse professionals and others with a background in the prevention field. All facilitators are trained and certified by the Courage to Speak® Foundation. The course is implemented throughout CT, NY, MI, RI, MA, AR, DE, IN, KY, and Panama.

Tuition for Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® facilitators training program is $700 plus $12 Shipping & Handling. This fee includes use of the curriculum materials/facilitators guide, the power point presentation and parent handouts along with training.

These training materials will be mailed to your address once the following steps are completed:

Step # 1. Complete and submit your application, which will be reviewed by our friendly team.

Step # 2. Upon approval of your application, a Terms of Use Agreement will be sent to you via US mail. (The agreement must be signed and returned to us.)

Step # 3. Send your payment of $700 plus $12 Shipping & Handling along with your signed agreement via US mail or you may pay online via credit card.

Online video training for this program will be provided where you will follow along with our presenter and the course

materials that you will receive in the mail. Once we receive your completed application, Terms of Use Agreement, and payment you will have 10 days to view the online portion of this program. The online portion includes our training videos. Please understand that we have to protect our intellectual property. This is the reason your registration to view the training videos will expire in 10 days.  We suggest that you take notes while viewing our training videos. The minimum system viewing requirements for online videos are here.

Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® is a free program for parents and you cannot charge parents to attend your sessions.  More details are outlined in our Terms of Use Agreement which will be mailed to you after your application is approved.

Please take the time now to complete the application process and get started right away. We have two convenient options available below. Please select the option that works best for you or your organization.

Option #1 : Click here to fill out our convenient ONLINE APPLICATION. This allows you to get started right away in the application process.

Option #2: Please print and fill-out our APPLICATION found here and mail in your application form to us.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing or call at us 203-831-9700.

Thank you for your interest in working with parents to reduce substance abuse among youth and to provide parents with the tools necessary to communicate openly and honestly with their children about the dangers of drugs.

Ginger Katz
CEO and Founder of the Courage to Speak® Foundation
and Author of Sunny’s Story


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Ian James Eaccarino

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