Sunny’s Story

Sunny's Story

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Sunny's Story, written by Ginger Katz is a drug prevention book for all ages. It is a compelling story for children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, teachers and more. Sunny’s Story tells of joyful times and sad times, and of how a dog’s best friend was needlessly lost to drug abuse.

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It is narrated through the eyes, ears and mind of Sunny, the family beagle. The story tells the ups and downs of life with his young master Ian, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter, and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster

Sunny's Story is read at many dinner tables across the country, in schools, libraries, as part of Courage to Speak® Drug Prevention Curricula for elementary, middle and high school students as well as a standalone book for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, teachers and professionals in the field of treatment and prevention.

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May 5, 2020
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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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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Connecticut Courage To Speak Foundation Founder Warns Parents About Signs Of Drug Use

October 27, 2019
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 Katz, CEO and Founder,...
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