Cultural Perspectives: A Cedar Valley Mental Health Summit

Waterloo, IA – (September 6, 2019) The 3rd Annual Mental Health Summit will have sessions to provide you with information, resources, and best practices to serve and support racial and ethnic minorities who face mental health challenges in our community. You'll hear from a variety of experts in mental health, including two keynote speakers, Dr. Catalina D'Achiardi-Ressler and Dr. Keisha Ross, to share their valuable insights with you! Dr. Ressler is the founder of the West Des Moines Center for Psychotherapy and specializes in the treatment of relational and shock trauma, adult attachment, and relational issues. Dr. Ross is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals who have experienced or may be at risk for trauma due to physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or community violence.

Registration is required by visiting Hawkeye College’s website or by calling 319-296-4290.

Who:                Healthcare Professionals, Educators, Social Workers, Law Enforcement and the General Public                       

What:               The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to equip our community's service delivery professionals with tools and best practices to support racial and ethnic minorities who face mental health challenges. We seek to help professionals, who work with these individuals on a daily basis, gain a better understanding of the underlying issues of these individuals' behaviors, as well as how to best respond in a positive, healthy, and impactful way. We also intend to provide attendees with information on local mental health resources, as well as resources for continued learning opportunities. Tuition is just $55 and includes breakfast, lunch and the sessions. 0.7 CEUs will be obtained.

When:              Friday, September 13, 2019

8:30am to 4:30pm

Where:             Hawkeye Community College Main Campus – Tama Hall (1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701)

Questions:        Contact Debbie Roth at or by calling 319.235.6211 ext. 18.

This event is sponsored by Cedar Valley United Way, Hawkeye Community College, MercyOne Northeast Iowa, Peoples Community Health Clinic, Waterloo Community Foundation and Waterloo Community School District/Project Aware