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

By Courage_Admin_Content  /  February 6, 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 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.
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NEW Free Online Parent Drug Prevention Training Launched by the Courage to Speak Foundation

By Courage to Speak Foundation  /  January 30, 2020
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!
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The Courage to Speak® Foundation’s NEW Website Launched

By Courage to Speak Foundation  /  October 17, 2019
The Courage to Speak® Foundation’s NEW Website Launched
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Running Toward a Healthy Lifestyle

By Courage to Speak Foundation  /  July 11, 2018
The Courage to Speak Foundation Announces the 20th Annual Ian James Eaccarino Memorial 9-Mile Race to take place on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT
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Courage to Speak® Foundation’s 22nd Year in Mission to Save Lives “The 14th Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night”

By Courage to Speak Foundation  /  March 6, 2018
The 14th Annual Courage To Speak Empowering Youth to Be Drug Free Family Night will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., at Roton Middle School, 201 Highland Ave, Norwalk, CT.
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Opioid Forum Speaks to the Importance of Prevention

By Courage to Speak Foundation  /  January 6, 2018
HARTFORD – The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors has partnered with the Courage to Speak® Foundation to present a forum at the Capitol on the critical importance of opioid prevention for children and youth.
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