Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center hosts an annual Training Series to benefit human service professionals in the area. A variety of topics and presenters have been chosen for the 2018 Training Series to offer diverse learning opportunities. Our hope is to utilize local experts to improve our community practice.
September Training Series:
Suicide and Stigma – Myths and Impact, Part 2
September 19th, 10a-12p
Presented by: Sam Mahr, B.S. in Biological Psychology from Viterbo University and M.S. in Mental Health Counseling also from Viterbo University.
Sam Mahr will be back in September to discuss different myths associated with suicide, and the impact stigma still plays in our society today. His second training will be a recap and continuation of the first, based on feedback from the first session attendees. You do not need to attend both, but you are welcome to.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the benefits of attending the trainings?
The trainings offer professionals the opportunity to:
- Improve policy and enhance practices for youth and adults who have or are at risk for mental health disorders.
- Acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for youth and adults with mental health needs.
- Gain knowledge of best practices and latest research in youth and adult mental health and related fields.
Will I receive CEU’s for the training?
Yes! The training series is designed to meet CEU (Continuing Education Units) for the Board of Social Work and the Board of Psychology. CEU’s are free and certificates will be available to document participation.
Can I bring food or water?
Yes! Some of these trainings are scheduled during a lunch hour or are for an extended length of time. Please feel free to bring a snack, your lunch, or a beverage.
Where can I park?
Parking is available in front or behind Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center in 2 hour increments. For additional places to park, please click here.
What happens if the training is cancelled?
Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center and the training committee will do as much as we can to reschedule the training in a timely matter. If there is more than a reasonable delay, or if the training cannot be rescheduled, the training committee reserves the right to shorten or cancel the training. Please check this webpage and your email before the training for any changes or cancellations.
What happens if I can’t make it?
If you are unable to attend the training, please contact Sally Poepping at firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 474-9320.