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Parent & Child Drug Prevention Event

9th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to Be Drug-Free Family Night on March 19 @ 5:15pm -West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk. Open to Community. More info call: 203-831-9700

Dear Friends:

You are invited to the 9th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night at West Rocks Middle School, 81 West Rocks Rd, Norwalk, CT on March 19, 2013(snow date March 20) at 5:15 pm to 7:30 pm for a very exciting event. Bring your children ages 8-18 with you. The event is open to all communities in Fairfield County and beyond.

It’s about one thing – bringing children and parents together to talk openly and honestly about the dangers of drugs.

We know the pain of watching drugs take a child’s life. The Courage to Speak Foundation exists to prevent another family from feeling the heartbreak of losing a child . We want you to see and feel the danger that is present before it becomes a disaster.

How I wish this night - this gathering - was available when my son Ian was still alive.

A drug overdose killed him. He was only 20.

For the past 16 years, we’ve told Ian’s story to hundreds of thousands of parents and children here in Connecticut and across the nation.

We know that the Courage to Speak live presentations, videos, book and drug prevention 
curriculum the children in many communities participated in this year have saved lives. 

Students tell us after each program "I'll never do drugs. I didn't really know how bad they 
could be." We're here to help you make sure your children get this message in their heart as soon as possible, and before it’s too late.

So attend and enjoy the evening, be proud of what the children have accomplished, listen to them read their vow not to use drugs and learn everything you can about the danger of drugs and how they can affect your child. And, in the future, perhaps you will sign up for our program called Courage to Speak-Courageous Parenting 101®, available in English and Spanish, for parents only. Or perhaps you will become a facilitator of this program that helps parents keep their children safe.

Please don’t endure the pain we did —

and thank you for taking this step towards saving your child’s life and achieving the mission we all share:

"Saving lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs."

Complimentary dinner at 5:15 pm. Program begins at 6:15 pm. Bring your children with you!

Ginger Katz
Founder and CEO of the Courage to Speak Foundation and author of Sunny's Story 

71 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

1-877-431-3295
gkatz@couragetospeak.org 

www.couragetospeak.org
My Book- Sunny's Story www.sunnysstory.com
YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N74WSGCKN

Click Here Listen to this Radio Interview
of Ginger Katz with Radio Personality John Voket talking about the 9th Annual Courage to Speak Empowering Youth to be Drug Free Family Night!

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Dart March 13, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Drs. are drug prescribers, not pushers. Each individual should make their own informed decision as to whether or not they want to take a prescribed medicine. Which 9 out of 10 shooters where on prescription drugs and which prescription drugs were they on? Please supply some facts to back up your claims.
Steven DeVaux March 13, 2013 at 09:05 AM
Bingo! Welcome to Brookfield Ct.
Steven DeVaux March 15, 2013 at 09:02 AM
http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/behavior/la-heb-adhd-medications-enhancement-20130313,0,7637502.story
Kathleen Gemmell March 15, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I read 'Sunny's Story' just now and I'm at a loss for words. (That rarely happens, truth be told.) Will it suffice if I simply state, "Thank you...?"
Ed Smith March 15, 2013 at 09:15 PM
LongTime Resident, I'm glad you asked for facts to back up the assertion that many (I won't say 9 out of 10 because I don't think anyone has done a statistical analysis) mass shooters have been on psychotropic medications. The link I supplied above has hundreds of such cases: http://ssristories.com/index.php Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin has been an expert witness in many dozens of lawsuits that found use of psychotropic medications led to sudden onset of bizarre violent criminal behavior in people who had no history of such behavior before taking the drugs: http://www.breggin.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51 I do agree with you that every individual should make their own informed choices, which is why I hope people will become aware of the information regarding the serious dangers of these drugs that are given to so many children and adolescents without parents being aware of the many bad outcomes possible.

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