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April 4, 2021
These are special featured full-page newspaper articles from various media sources including the New York Times, The Hour, Connecticut Post, The News-Times, Effingham Daily News, The Stamford Times, and The Advocate.
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Courage To Speak® Foundation Founder to Present on April 27

April 4, 2021
Kathy Callahan, Community Contributor | Posted Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 10:24 am ET | Courage To Speak® Foundation Founder to Present on April 27 A Promise to Jordan hosts virtual presentation about substance abuse prevention programs available to parents By now, it's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health and substance use disorders for millions of Americans over the past year, escalating an already serious issue and sending it spiraling out of control. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, A Promise to Jordan will host a virtual presentation by Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder of the Courage...
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Stuck At Home: Addiction Experts Say Watch For Signs Of Alcohol, Drugs

May 1, 2020
By Donna Christopher [Courage to Speak Foundation founder Ginger Katz quoted.]  It may seem counterintuitive but teens and tweens at home, possibly even under the watchful eye of remotely working parents, could be using or abusing drugs and/or alcohol as much as before. Addiction experts and someone in recovery from drug addiction suggest moms and dads pay attention to the signs especially now when stress is at its height. Jade (not her real name), 33, of Fairfield County, has been in recovery since 2007 from an addiction to prescription pills and heroin, a drug habit that began when she was...
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16th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night Set for March 25

March 11, 2020
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).
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Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug-Free Family Night-March-25-2020

February 6, 2020
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 other community leaders together to affirm...
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Take Walk Through Opioid Crisis In Courageous Parenting 101

November 19, 2019
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. 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 Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at Side by Side Charter School, 10 Chestnut St. in Norwalk. Norwalk resident and Courage...
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