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Behavior Supports - State and Local Resources

Florida Department of Education
The Florida Department of Education is the state education agency of Florida. It governs public education and manages funding and testing for local educational agencies.

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 disabilities (E/BD). This is accomplished through an ongoing collaboration and partnership among professionals and families in the education, social services, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems serving children and youth with and at-risk of E/BD. The targeted population for the project are students identified with emotional/behavioral disabilities, ranging in ages from 3 to 22 years of age.


  • Training and technical assistance provided for schools, community agencies, and families in the areas of Trauma Informed Care, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and other mental/behavioral health topics.
  • Direct Service to families through connection to treatment providers who offer individual, family and/or medical services for students and families.
  • Advocating for priorities regarding issues related to students with emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families

Contact Information: Nanci Nolan, SEDNET Region 6 Project Manager,

Florida Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project
Florida’s PBS hub, whose purpose is to increase the capacity of Florida's school districts to address problem behaviors using Positive Behavior Support.

Florida Inclusion Network - State, Local
The Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) collaborates with all districts and schools to provide customized services and supports ensuring all students with disabilities have the same educational, social, and future opportunities as their peers.

Our facilitators can provide information about effective inclusive practices, family-school collaboration and communication, opportunities for networking with other families, and ways to access local resources and support.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) - State, Local
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities.

Triple P- Positive Parenting Program
The Triple P - Positive Parenting Programs uses practical strategies to help families build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage children’s behavior and prevent problems from developing.

Hot DOCS/DOCS for Success at USF
Hot DOCS provides caregivers a problem-solving approach towards understanding children's needs and solving everyday behavior problems by emphasizing proactive behavioral principles and positive behavior supports.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at USF
CARD-USF provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.

UF/IFAS Extension
University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension

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