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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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Soumya Palreddy

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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 development, and supervision. Her journey facilitating changes in communities started with planning and implementing prevention programming at a rape crisis center. Currently, Soumya is a National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid (teen, youth, adult) and most recently, was a medical consultant for the Social Security Administration. In addition to being a National Trainer, Soumya was instrumental in the rewrite of Adult MHFA 2.0, Youth MHFA 2.0, and the associated train-the-training programs. Furthermore, she has provided consultation to organizations and schools to center and cultivate equity. Prior to consulting, Soumya served as an Associate Director at University Health Services at UW- Madison, sitting on the leadership team for the mental health division.