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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Courage to Speak® High School Teen Drug Prevention Education Curriculum

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The Courage to Speak® High School Teen Drug Prevention Education Curriculum, developed along with teams of experts, provides students in grades 9 -12 social and emotional skills necessary to make healthy decisions and resist the pressure to use drugs.

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This comprehensive drug prevention curriculum incorporates lessons that address communication, decision-making, risk reduction, problem solving and goal setting to empower high school students to avoid drug use. Students take part in specific skill development and asset-building activities through:

  • Group Discussion
  • Interactive lessons
  • Teamwork
  • Home-school connections

This user-friendly curriculum consists of 11 engaging lessons taught by teachers. An additional option for the curriculum is the book Sunny’s Story Written By: Ginger Katz, #1 on Google for Drug Prevention. The book is a glimpse at teen drug abuse and loss told through the eyes and mind of the family beagle, Sunny.

The Courage to Speak® High School Teen Drug Prevention Education Curriculum covers “Need to Know” information on:

  • “NEW” Marijuana, vaping/tobacco and alcohol
  • Binge drinking
  • Prescription drug misuse
  • Heroin and other drugs

The lessons build critical skills that enable students to:

  • Develop clear decision-making strategies
  • Have a clear plan to refuse the offer of alcohol and other drugs
  • Open a dialogue with their parents and trusted adults about the dangers of drugs and other risky behaviors

The lesson objectives meet the National Health Education Standards and were developed under the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control’s Health Education Curriculum Assessment Tool (HECAT).

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