Danya Institute Inc.

Continuing Education

MENTORING & EDUCATION WORKSHOP (Eastern Shore)

Event Type: Educational Event What: Peer Recovery Specialists are valuable resources for other persons in recovery and demonstrate how to achieve and maintain wellness. This training is designed to help peer recovery specialist who are interested in mentoring and education utilize life experience, positive relationships and self-care to increase the capacity for sustainable recovery. When: […]


“SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone” Training Review

The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health regularly conducts a free three-hour training entitled “SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone”. Although open to anyone over the age of 15, the majority of attendees tend to be employees of the Department of Behavioral Health who needed to earn continuing education credits. This author recently attended one of them. This […]

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Avatar Assisted Therapy at the “Brave New World”

At the “Brave New World: Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health” Symposium Dick Dillon addressed the challenges of limited accessibility of traditional addiction treatment. This symposium took place on March 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dick Dillon is the founder and CEO of Innovaision, LLC and his co-presenter, Dave Ennis, MS, is the Western Region […]


What’s New Update 2013- Dr. Henry Fraimow

TB and HIV Co-Infection Update: Global Becomes Local Dr. Henry Fraimow, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, spoke to a group of health care professionals on 11 April 2013 in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Fraimow discussed TB and HIV […]

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What’s New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addiction

What’s New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addiction  Event Type: Educational Event What: This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. When: 11/20/2013;  9:45 AM To 3:30 PM Where: […]


“Introduction to Mental Illness” Training at the D.C. Department of Mental Health

On September 20, 2013, the District of Columbia’s Department of Mental Health conducted a free three-hour training seminar titled “Introduction to Mental Illness” which this author attended.  Although open to the general public, most of those in attendance dealt in some professional capacity with individuals with mental illness, but still felt the need to become better […]


SUPERVISING PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST (Eastern Region)

SUPERVISING PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST (Eastern Region) Event Type: Educational Event What: This one-day training is directed to individuals who are responsible for supervising peer recovery specialist (PRS). The training will assist the supervisors in identifying and directing the skills, knowledge and abilities of their PRS staff as well as supporting them in their roles. When: […]


SUPERVISING PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST (Western Region)

  SUPERVISING PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST (Western Region) Event Type: Educational Event What: This one-day training is directed to individuals who are responsible for supervising peer recovery specialist (PRS). The training will assist the supervisors in identifying and directing the skills, knowledge and abilities of their PRS staff as well as supporting them in their roles. […]


Treatment for Drug Offenders — How to Make It Work!

Treatment for Drug Offenders — How to Make It Work! Event Type: Educational Event What: This free program will have three phases to this training. This opportunity will enhance and sustain your skills in working with offenders who are drug involved. The program includes two full days of face-to-face training followed by six monthly 90 […]