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DOH-Marion BRAZEN program to hold “Positivi-tea” Brunch on Nov. 9

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

October 24, 2019


OCALA, Fla.—Positivity is the name of the game, and DOH-Marion’s BRAZEN program will help mothers, daughters and more learn how. The BRAZEN program is hosting a Positivi-Tea Brunch on Saturday, Nov. 9, for young women ages 11-19 and their mothers, female mentors, guardians and role models. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at One Health Center (1714 SW 17th St., Ocala) and includes free food, giveaways and more.

Nationally recognized speaker and author Julia Marie Carrier will speak at the event. Her interactive presentation will focus on how to improve relationships through open communication (while building a teen’s self-esteem). It will also discuss different communications styles and how that affects how each person thinks, feels and reacts. The ultimate goal – help parental figures and children have healthy communication, which leads to healthy relationships.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by visiting For more information, call 352-644-2714.


BRAZEN is a grant-funded sexual risk avoidance education program. Through activities and presentations, BRAZEN seeks to help youth learn how to set goals, avoid the dangers of alcohol, avoid pregnancy and STDs, develop healthy relationships and learn the skills to overcome social and peer pressure. The program works with local middle and high schools as well as community partners. If you are interested in having BRAZEN present to your group, call 352-644-2714.