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BRAVE Expansion

Be Resilient and Voice Emotions (BRAVE), a program founded in 2019 designed to reduce stigma and create conversations around mental health with youth, is expanding throughout the State of Florida. This is thanks to Florida House of Representatives Bill 3517 which will help fund the program's statewide growth.

“We would like to express our appreciation to the House of Representatives for recognizing the important work being done by the BRAVE program in northeast Florida,” said Paige Stanton, Executive Director of Flagler Health+’s Care Connect+. “This will allow the expansion of the program into more schools, positively impacting more youth in need of this vital programming.”

The BRAVE Program supports access to behavioral health services via care navigation and technology. BRAVE encourages youth to get in touch with their mental health early on and to be open to receiving help. As part of Flagler Health+’s Care Connect+, BRAVE works with the whole family to address social determinants of, and around, mental health to ensure the delivery of the proper care, at the right time, in the right place.

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BRAVE is supported by the Florida House of Representatives

The Florida House of Representatives approved $3 million in appropriations for Flagler Health+’s BRAVE program in the state’s 2022-23 budget. This funding will help the mental health program continue to grow and make an impact on youth in five north Florida school districts.


The Florida Association of School Administrators was founded in 1977, FASA's mission is to support and empower administrators in providing high-quality education to all students in Florida.

FASA is the second largest and fastest growing-education association in the state and has a membership of nearly 5,500 superintendents, principals, assistant principals and district-level administrators.

BRAVE is a FASA partner to help execute the statewide expansion of the BRAVE House Bill 3517.

Request An Invitation to an Open Zoom Meeting

For more information on how to bring the BRAVE Program to your community, email to be invited to an open Zoom meeting, which occur bi-weekly. If you would like a one-on-one meeting, that can also be arranged.