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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

  • The 23rd annual Leonard Shearer MARCH MADNESS Youth Basketball Event sponsored by SEDNET Region 6 was held on March 10 &11, 2016. The basketball event brought together 400 students with special needs to celebrate their good attendance, excellent behavior and academic success. The event included intramural competitions, individual achievement, original artwork, essays, cheerleading and more. The students were honored at a lunch banquet at the Columbia Restaurant on March 11, 2016.
  • In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, State College of Florida – Center for Innovation and Technology is hosting Speak Up for Kids 2016, in Sarasota, FL in collaboration with SEDNET Region 8A. Speak Up for Kids 2016 is a one day, free mental health conference that is open to the public. Dr. Christopher Cortman, PYSD, is the 2016 Keynote Speaker. There will be numerous break-out sessions on various topics surrounding children’s mental health issues.

Regional Map

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