Our Mission: "Saving Lives By Empowering Youth To Be Drug Free And Encouraging Parents

To Communicate Effectively With Their Children About The Dangers Of Drugs"

The Courage to Speak® DVD: Telly Award Winner Drug Prevention Story Film Description

Ginger Katz founded The Courage to Speak® Foundation shortly after her son, Ian, died of a drug overdose in 1996. The Foundation is dedicated to fulfilling her promise to Ian to do everything in her power to prevent what happened to him, from happening to others. The Courage to Speak® Foundation fosters open communication about the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among young people. This video is a wonderful resource for teaching kids about the danger of drugs, because preventing tragedy in schools and communities is a priority shared by all. Since 1996, Ginger Katz has presented to hundreds of thousands of people in elementary, middle & high schools, colleges, parent groups as well as conferences and other forums. We have to find the strength to speak up before it`s too late for so many other young people who are in danger of becoming addicted to drugs.

Seen live by thousands across the country, The Courage To Speak® Presentation successfully facilitates open and honest discussion between adults and children about the issue of substance abuse, inspires young people to refuse drugs and supports parents to help their children make healthy choices.

Now The Courage To Speak® Presentation is available on a 22-minute DVD.

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About the Substance Abuse Prevention Presentation DVD

As the mother of a young man whose dreams and life came to an end because of substance abuse, Ginger shares a powerfully moving story that truly saves lives. It is a remarkably personal tale that transcends age, race and gender. Speaking to the hearts and minds of students and parents alike, Ginger weaves life saving facts about prevention with the Katz’s riveting family story. Imploring children and teens to follow the positive passions in their lives, Ginger urges them to find adults in whom they can confide about the things that trouble them (parents, teachers, counselors, clergy, family friends).

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Drug Prevention Presentation DVD Topics

  • Drug addiction and its impact on a family
  • A fatal combination - the code of silence when someone is in trouble
  • What to do when you know there is a problem with substance abuse
  • Why you need to learn about the realities of alcohol and drug use among young people
  • How parents, youth and the community can save lives

With written permission from Ginger Katz of the Courage to Speak® Foundation, this highly effective DVD may be used in schools settings ranging from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as colleges and parent organizations.

Telly Award Winner

The Telly has become one of the most sought after awards in the TV, commercial and video industry. Past Video, Film & Program winners include Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, ESPN, UPS, Kodak, General Electric, PBS. MSNBC, Miramax Films, US Air Force, Goodwill Industries, Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Defense, NBA Entertainment, TNT, Peace Corp., Time Life Video, Shell, Nike International Comm., United Way, The Red Cross and more.

Crown Theaters has sponsored Courage to Speak® Foundation fundraisers and ran part of the Courage To Speak® Video as a 30-second PSA in Fairfield County theaters.

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