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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Wednesday, November 3 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Intersections of Equity, Mental Health, and Trauma-Informed Care

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This session examines the foundational role of centering equity within trauma-informed care and mental health initiatives. Participants will learn about how schools can be a source of trauma, the faulty assumptions associated with how we talk about trauma, and how schools can strive to be a space of healing

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Soumya Palreddy, PhD

Consultant, Palreddy-Lowe Learning Lab
Soumya (pronunciation: SOH-myuh, she/her) is an anti-bias anti-racism educator in progress, licensed psychologist, and trainer. Bringing warmth and energy, she provides training and promotes transformative change in the areas of health care inequities, centering anti-racism, leadership... Read More →
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Ian Lowe

Education Consultant, Palreddy-Lowe Learning Lab
Ian (pronunciation: EE - uh n, he/him) is a Wisconsin-based educator with 15 years of classroom teaching experience. As a teacher and student advisor, Ian mentors students and staff on how to center justice and equity through course and project design. These projects are grounded... Read More →

Wednesday November 3, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Hy-Vee Hall Room 108