Mother and daughter using a computer Students on a staircase College aged male Adolescent male Adolescent female College aged male Teacher with four students Grandmother with granddaughter Adolescent female Group of college aged students Adolescent female Adolescent female Adolescent male in library Male student raising his hand Two adolescent females Group of students in a classroom Adolescent female Grandfather with grandchildren College aged male Adolescent male Father with son and daughter at a computer Father and son Adolescent male reading Father, mother and child using a laptop

Areas of Focus/Initiatives

  • Capacity Building
  • Technical Assistance and Training
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Education and Systems of Care; Legislation and Policy
  • Parent and Youth Development and Involvement

The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) creates and facilitates a network of key stakeholders committed to assisting in the provision of a quality system of care for students with or at-risk of emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

Project Highlights

  • SEDNET Administration in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services will be hosting a Statewide E/BD District Contact Meeting in Tampa, FL May 12-13, 2015. District contacts will have an opportunity for collaboration and sharing effective practices. Topical sessions will focus on Trauma Informed School Environments, Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior Support, and Transition Needs for Students with E/BD Suicide Prevention, and Reducing Restraint and Seclusion. Contact Khush Jagus, Statewide Director, kjagus@usfsp.edu or Anne Bozik, BEESS Program Liaison, abozik@fldoe.org for registration information.
  • SEDNET Region 8A will be co-sponsoring the Annual “Speak Up for Kids” conference in Bradenton, FL on May 22nd. This is a free conference for parents, community members, teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers and is also open to the public. CEU and in-service points are available for attendance. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant Tim Enos from the Sarasota Sheriff's Department, who will be speaking on "Bullying and its impact on Mental Health”. The preliminary agenda and other information on the conference may be seen at this link.
  • SEDNET Region 13 will be co-sponsoring the Child Protection Conference in Clermont, FL on May 15th. Speakers include Dr. Ross Green, a clinical professor at the Department of Psychiatry for Harvard Medical School and the author of “The Explosive Child” and “Lost At School”. More information on this conference and contact information for registration may be found on the flyer at this link.

Regional Map

Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care Wheel