October 19, 2019                                                             

The Courage to Speak® Foundation is proud to announce the launch of our new website. This new website will allow our programs, trainings and presentations to have an even further reach than ever before. The Courage to Speak® Foundation’s programs inspire students, parents, educators and community members to find healthy solutions for drug prevention in their homes, schools and communities. 

The Courage to Speak® Foundation has worked with a team of experts to develop drug prevention education curriculum that has been evaluated by Yale School of Medicine. Facilitators and teachers across the country implement the Courage to Speak® Foundation student curriculum in Elementary, Middle and High Schools, as well as a program for parents called Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond”™, which give parents the tools necessary to keep their children safe.

The Courage to Speak® Foundation’s new website, couragetospeak.org, features three new and exciting elements. First is the ability to access our new online facilitator training portal for facilitators to teach Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®.  This online facilitator portal will allow the Courage to Speak® Foundation to train new facilitators for the course throughout the country, therefore making the program available to more parents than ever before. Second, the new website will also include an updated resources section that includes important prevention information and a guide on how parents can get involved in their children’s lives. These resources will allow parents, educators and other community members to have access to the most recent information about drug abuse prevention at their fingertips.  Third, The Courage to Speak® Foundation will be launching an online parent training module for Courage to Speak® Courageous Parenting 101 “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond”™ in November.  Through video lessons, informative presentations, handouts and interactive activities, parents learn the knowledge and skills they need to keep their children safe from drug use.  Accessible from anywhere at any time, parents will have the ability to complete skills-based training on their own schedule. 

Besides these new additions to the website, all other aspects of the site will be updated with the latest internet tools and information, a new presentation schedule, a list of upcoming events, personal testimonials from parents and students, and new resources and advice for parents. This new website will continue to help serve the community as our collective mission to save lives by empowering youth to be drug-free and encourage the number one key to prevention, parents who regularly communicate with their children about the dangers of drugs.

For more information about the Courage to Speak® Foundation and to see the upgraded website, visit www.couragetospeak.org, call (203) 831-9700, or email Ginger Katz at gkatz@couragetospeak.org


About The Courage to Speak® Foundation: The Courage To Speak Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Norwalk, CT, whose mission is “to save lives by empowering youth to be drug free through fostering education and open communication about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.” Ginger Katz founded the organization in 1996, just months after her 20 year old son Ian James Eaccarino died of an accidental drug overdose. She and her husband Larry Katz pledged that they would do all they could to help prevent such a tragedy from befalling another family. Since then, Ms. Katz has given nearly 1000 presentations reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals – young people and the adults who care about them. The Courage to Speak Foundation developed drug prevention programs for Elementary, Middle and High School students as well as parents through The Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®. Ms. Katz also has authored a book called Sunny’s Story: A book for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers, and others. www.couragetospeak.org