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SAVE THE DATE: PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST TRAINING *2014 Training Calendar*

Mentoring and Education Date         Location Contact Hours January 17th Dri-Dock Wellness and Recovery Center, Cambridge, MD 6 January 24th Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD 6 January 31st Spring Grove Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD 6 Advocacy Date Location Contact Hours February 6th Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD 6 February 13th Spring Grove Hospital Center, […]


Advocacy (Western Region)

Event Type: Educational Event What: What is the “A” and the “a”? This training is designed to help peer recovery specialist who related to individuals as an advocate become skilled in various forms of advocacy. Through utilizing a person-centered approach and coaching strategies, participants will develop strategies to demonstrate the meaning of power, influence and […]


Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Credential Training

There are certain knowledge areas and skills that are required to provide effective peer recovery support services to individuals living with behavioral health disorders. Certified Peer Recovery Specialists must demonstrate the ability to provide effective services including advocacy, mentoring, education, recovery support, and ethical responsibility. In addition, Certified Peer Recovery Specialists must provide services with […]


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: […]


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 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: […]


Ask an Expert about the Affordable Care Act

We are fortunate to have board members who bring a real wealth of knowledge and experience to our work. This month Dr. Ron Manderscheid provides expert answers to questions about the ACA (reposted from http://www.fascenter.samhsa.gov/askTheExpert/Oct2013.aspx)   Questions & Answers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – October 2013 Welcome Welcome to this month’s edition of “Ask the […]


“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 […]