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October 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Courage to Speak® Foundation has developed a new program, “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond”, a FREE drug prevention course designed specifically for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students. The program was developed by The Courage to Speak Foundation by a special grant from the Department of Mental Healthy and Addiction Services. This new program  Courage to Speak®– Courageous Parenting 101 is specifically designed to address the current opioid epidemic and is offered FREE to parents in the community.       

Dates, Times, and Locations of our Latest Parenting Program are Listed Below: 

November 3: Judicial Branch Opioid Symposium II, Gateway College, New Haven, CT

Sponsored By: State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division 

November 9, 7:00 PM: Fairfield PTA Council, Administration Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, 

Sponsored By: Fairfield PTA Council 

November 14 & 16, 5:30 PM: West Rocks Middle School, 81 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT.

Sponsored By: First County Bank

Topics Covered Include: addiction and its physiological consequences, abuse and misuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications, communication and listening strategies, warning signs and symptoms of drug use, marijuana’s link to opioid abuse, parent resources, and much more! 

The Courage to Speak Foundation drug prevention programs comprise a multi-component, holistic model that engages home, school and community to address youth drug abuse and provide students, parents, educators and others with knowledge and skills to achieve healthy solutions. 

This special program will kick off with a live presentation by Ginger Katz, Founder of the Courage to Speak Foundation. Ms. Katz tells her compelling story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs and provides guidance to parents to help them reduce the risk of drug use in their families. The second part of the evening is the delivery of the “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond” by a trained facilitator.

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