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16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night Set for March 25

2020-03-11T11:38:17-04:00

The 16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 5:30 pm, at Nathan Hale Middle School, 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk, CT (snow date: April 1st).

16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night Set for March 252020-03-11T11:38:17-04:00

Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug-Free Family Night-March-25-2020

2020-03-11T11:39:17-04:00

By Ginger Katz, Neighbor | Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug-Free Family Night The Courage to Speak Foundation's 24th Year in Mission to Save Lives THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The 16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., at Nathan Hale Middle School, 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk, CT (snow date: April 1st). All communities are invited to the event, which will bring students, parents, educators, school and government officials, businesses and [...]

Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug-Free Family Night-March-25-20202020-03-11T11:39:17-04:00

*POSTPONED* The 16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug-Free Family Night

2020-03-09T14:28:30-04:00

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The 16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., at Nathan Hale Middle School, 176 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk, CT (snow date: April 1st).  All are invited to the event, which will bring students, parents, educators, school and government officials, businesses and other community leaders together to affirm their commitment to keep our children safe from drugs and other risky behaviors. A complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

*POSTPONED* The 16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug-Free Family Night2020-03-09T14:28:30-04:00

NEW Free Online Parent Drug Prevention Training Launched by the Courage to Speak Foundation

2020-03-11T09:56:13-04:00

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The Courage to Speak® Foundation is proud to announce the launch of our NEW Online Parent Drug Prevention Training Module. Under the 2018-2020 State Opioid Response Grant (SOR), the Courage to Speak® Foundation was asked to adapt our live parent drug prevention education program, Courage to Speak® – Courageous Parenting 101 “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond”, into an interactive Online Training Module. With this grant from the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Courage to Speak® Foundation developed this new program to be available to all parents for FREE!

NEW Free Online Parent Drug Prevention Training Launched by the Courage to Speak Foundation2020-03-11T09:56:13-04:00

Take Walk Through Opioid Crisis In Courageous Parenting 101

2020-02-28T14:45:10-05:00

By Donna Christopher | To date, 31 groups of adults in Connecticut have taken the time to complete a two-hour drug prevention program to keep their children safe from drugs. Ginger Katz of the Courage to Speak Foundation gives a drug prevention presentation to adults to keep their children safe. The program is the Courage to Speak Foundation's Courageous Parenting 101 - "Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond" and will be offered here online for busy parents starting in December. The next live Courage to Speak Courageous Parenting 101 – Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond is [...]

Take Walk Through Opioid Crisis In Courageous Parenting 1012020-02-28T14:45:10-05:00

Connecticut Courage To Speak Foundation Founder Warns Parents About Signs Of Drug Use

2020-02-28T14:45:53-05:00

By Donna Christopher | If you are a parent and worried your kids are saying yes to drugs you are not alone. But first. Do you know why kids use drugs? Stress, pain, peer pressure, fitting in, some say it's cool, to feel better and boredom, according to an expert in the field whose family tragedy turned into her mission to help kids say no to drugs. The good news: All parents have this in their arsenal: communication. The number one way for parents to prevent drug abuse is to talk to their kids, says Ginger [...]

Connecticut Courage To Speak Foundation Founder Warns Parents About Signs Of Drug Use2020-02-28T14:45:53-05:00

Starting the conversation, parenting through the opioid crisis

2020-02-28T14:48:57-05:00

By Julia Werth | Kileen Doyle never spoke to her son about drugs while he was growing up. She wasn’t even aware that some of his classmates and friends in Norwalk were using. That changed abruptly when her son’s long-time friend, a boy who had been on his swimming team and in his martial arts classes, died of an overdose: heroine mixed with Valium, a prescription drug.

Starting the conversation, parenting through the opioid crisis2020-02-28T14:48:57-05:00

We have to save lives: Program in Waterbury to helps parents prevent drug abuse and addiction

2019-10-23T15:14:46-04:00

By Tracey O'Shaughnessy | Ginger Katz wants the demand to stop. “There are dealers who are targeting our children,” said Katz, whose son, Ian, died of an opioid addiction more than 20 years ago. “Prevention is key. We are focusing on treatment and that is imperative. We have to save lives. But if we don’t look at the other side of the problem, we are going to repeat this cycle.”

We have to save lives: Program in Waterbury to helps parents prevent drug abuse and addiction2019-10-23T15:14:46-04:00

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