GINGER Katz is Taking Action in MAY with The Courage Foundation!

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The
Courage to Speak
® Foundation
Newsletter
May 2011

Welcome to our May Issue!

Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® Available in  Spanish

In The News – Letter to the
Editor, by Ginger Katz
7th Annual Courage to Speak
Empowering Youth
to
be
Drug Free Family Night on
Neighborhood Journal as Shown on Cablevision of CT
Save the Date – 13th Annual
Ian James Eaccarino
Memorial
9-Mile Race & 5K
Health Walk – August 6, 2011 @ 8 am

Upcoming Presentations – May/June 2011

Psychiatry – Labeling Kids with Bogus Mental
Disorders

Coming
Soon!

Who
Says Kids Won’t Listen?

Attend Courage to Speak –
Courageous Parenting 101® and

discover the tools for
effective communication.

Courage
to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101
®

is
rolling out IN SPANISH:
South Norwalk Public
Library
10 Washington Street,
Norwalk, CT
Tuesday, May 10th and
May 17th
6:00 pm – 8:00
pm
Click here to view our Spanish flyer.
Click here to view our English flyer.
Click here for our Spanish registration.
Click here for our English registration.
The
Courage to Speak Foundation has developed a new program for parents called
Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®. This program is a free two-session drug prevention education program for parents from all communities with children in elementary, middle and high school wishing to arm themselves with the knowledge of how to keep their children safe.
As Prelude to the course, Ginger Katz, CEO and Founder, will deliver her Courage to Speak® Presentation
on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00 pm, followed by session one. The presentation will be translated into Spanish by an interpreter. Session two will follow on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm. The entire course will be presented in Spanish by trained facilitator Carlos Reinoso.
Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101® will cover:
Teen drug use trends and party culture, Drug and alcohol abuse, addiction and its physiological consequences;
Protective, psychological and developmental guidance to help reduce the risk of substance use.  Dangers of enabling and hands-off parenting, Communication and listening strategies.  How to help your child handle stress, Warning signs;  The power of denial , Practical steps if use or abuse is suspected;  Parenting style;  Sources of help and more.
For more information, contact Carol Troy at 203-831-9700 or ctroy@couragetospeak.org.
In
The News

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Letter to the Editor
By Ginger Katz

I just couldn’t believe it happened in our family.

I just couldn’t believe children are being exposed to this.
I just couldn’t believe that drugs took my son.
Click here to read  more.
7th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night on
Neighborhood Journal as shown on Cablevision of
CT!

Cablevision of CT cameras were on hand for the 7th Annual Courage to
Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night held on March 15,
2011. A segment featuring highlights from the event was aired throughout the
month of April on Neighborhood Journal. Check out some commentary from
attendees, student speakers and Ginger’s Presentation by clicking on the image
below. Click here to view photos and read more about this
year’s event.
Click on photo below to view the full video!
FN Interview
Cablevision of CT
Neighborhood
Journal”

The
Courage to Speak®

Foundation Empowering
Youth to be Drug Free Family Night!

Click
image
to
view the full
video!
Save the Date!
Ian's Race Flyer

Click here for more
information.
Upcoming
Presentations – May/June 2011
The Presentation
Click here to view the
entire Courage to Speak
® Presentation
schedule.


May
6th

Beardsley
Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT
May
10th

South
Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT (Translated into Spanish)
May
16th

Black
Rock Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT
May
20th

Madison
Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT
June
6th

Luiz
Munoz Marin School, Bridgeport, CT
June
7th

Cesar Batalla
School, Bridgeport, CT
June 9th
Thomas Hooker School, Bridgeport, CT

Click here to read about the
presentation.

Click here to book your presentation now!

Psychiatry:

Labeling

Kids with Bogus Mental Disorders

CCHR: Psychiatry: Labeling Kids with Bogus ‘Mental  Disorders’
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights
put together this public service announcement regarding adolescents &
“mental disorders.” 20 Million Kids & Adolescents a labeled with “mental
disorders” that are based solely on a checklist of behaviors. There are no brain
scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove t  “mentally ill”,
yet these children are stigmatized for life with psychiatric disorders, and
prescribed dangerous,life-threatening psychiatric drugs. Child drugging is a
$4.8 billion-a-year industry. Get the facts about this multi-billion dollar
industry that is labeling and drugging kids for profit
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