Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center values collaborating with other agencies to increase the health of our communities.  We recently constructed a training room to be able to offer mental health related trainings to more than 100 individuals throughout our community.

Training Room
420 East Sarnia Street
Winona, MN 55987

Community Training Schedule
April 17, 2019 – Lisa Harrison-Hadler, SE Minnesota Regional Ombudsman from 10am until Noon

Lisa will join us from the Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.  Topics and highlights of the training will include who can contact the Ombudsman Office and how to do so, what types of issues they might get involved in, outcomes of their services, and other general agency information.  General information will be provided on civil commitments.

May 15, 2019 – Suicide and Stigma from 10am until Noon

Presenter Sam Mahr, will tell his personal story of losing his older sister to suicide.  In addition to this personal story, we will have a discussion about the impact that mental health stigmas have on our society.

Training Schedule Registration


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.

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.

If you are unable to attend the training, please contact Sally Poepping at sallyp@hvmhc.org or (507) 474-9320.

Yes, we offer Infant Mental Health Community of Practice for providers from Winona, Wabasha, Houston, Goodhue, Olmsted and Fillmore counties.

All sessions are held in the Training Room at Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center at 420 East Sarnia Street, Winona from 8am until 9am.  Group case consultation will be available from 9am until 9:30am, immediately following each session.  Contact Judy Woods to register JudyW@hvmhc.org

April 26, 2019 – Intersectionality

May 24, 2019 – Attunement

June 21, 2019 – Immigration Experience

July 26, 2019 – Parental Mental Illness

August 23, 2019 – Strange Situation: Attachment Measurement

September 27, 2019 – Reducing Systemic Disparities

October 25, 2019 – Reunification after Separation

November 22, 2019 – Child Parent Psychotherapy