12th International workshop

Summer Session: July 6 – 13, 2018

Next Fall Session, 13th International Workshop: October 19 – 26, 2018

Next Spring Session, 14th International Workshop: April 2019

The International Workshop will allow participants to live one full week within the premises of the community, attending experts’ lectures combined with experiential learning labs. This can offer social workers, social practitioners working on addiction, scholars and NGOs interested in the San Patrignano model, a unique opportunity to get to know closely the rehabilitation and social reinsertion model of the biggest community in Europe, as well our initiatives in the field of prevention from drug use.

San Patrignano, one of the world’s largest residential treatment center, has been working for the last forty years for the full recovery of those suffering from drug addiction. Offering a program of rehabilitation, skills training and full social reintegration completely free of charge, the community has given a new chance to more than 26,000 young people with an independently verified drug free success rate of over 70%. Currently San Patrignano is home to roughly 1400 residents, the average age of which is dropping year by year.

Primary prevention initiatives are also part of our daily commitment: we organize theatrical presentations, interactive debates and study trips to the community using “peer-to-peer” education on the dangers of drug use. Besides the analysis of the therapeutic model, the lectures will examine also our initiatives in the field of prevention, as well as the economic aspects of the organization, which is not a charity but a social enterprise.

Aim of the workshop: San Patrignano welcomes NGOs, government delegates, academia, social workers, students, professionals and individuals interested in deepening their knowledge on our method in addressing drug problems, studying our model and educative approach. The workshop has been developed to respond to the large number of request for study visits and internships at San Patrignano, to share our expertise and offer a unique experience of our community. The International staff in cooperation with the University of Bologna and Milan created the format, based on previous visits of government and civil society delegations from around the world in recent years.

Venue: San Patrignano, Rimini, Italy and San Patrignano, Botticella di Novafeltria, Italy (from now on San Patrignano and Botticella)

Language: English

Duration: 7 days: the course will take place from Saturday to Friday (both included). Please make the necessary travel arrangements to be able to arrive on Friday 6 and leave the following weekend on Friday 13, in the late afternoon (or on Saturday morning)

Fees: 1350 euro (The fees include: lectures, learning material, accommodation and meals, full board for the duration of the course)

Accommodation: The accommodation might be split between two branches of the community: Botticella (the pre-admission center) and San Patrignano, where the actual program is developed, into rooms with 3 to 4 beds, to experience firsthand the true community life-style.

 

Day 0 – Friday 6 July:

Arrival into Rimini Railway Station on Friday 6, between 3 and 6 pm, pick-ups and transfers to Botticella/San Patrignano: welcome briefing

Day 1 – Saturday in San Patrignano

Morning: Lecture

* Organization and structure: San Patrignano, a social enterprise.

Lunch with the residents. Free time to rest.

Dinner with the residents.

Day 2 – Sunday in Botticella:

Transfer to Botticella

Preliminary contacts and admission process in the community, the preliminary work part 1

*Getting prepared for the admission

* The Gambling Program

Lunch with the residents and short visit to Botticella

Transfer back to San Patrignano and free time until dinner

Day 3 – Monday in San Patrignano:

Morning: Visit to the San Patrignano premises (to be continued) and the vocational training departments. Lunch with the residents.

Afternoon: Visit to the San Patrignano premises (to be continued until 4pm) and the vocational training departments.

At 4pm: Lecture

Preliminary contacts and admission process in the community, the preliminary work part II

* The role and dynamics of the admission: assessment of the motivational elements, alternative sentencing measures

Dinner with the residents.

Day 4 –Tuesday in San Patrignano:

Morning: Lecture

* Initial check-up, drug related diseases and introduction to the community program.

Lunch with the residents.

Afternoon: Experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training workshops.

Dinner with the residents.

Day 5 – Wednesday in San Patrignano:

Morning: Lectures

* The empowerment

* Sport and leisure time: nurturing each ones talent. The complex process of recovery through a range of engaging activities with the residents

* Special needs for special groups. Addressing age, gender and parenting issues.

Lunch with the residents.

Afternoon: Experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training workshops.

Dinner with the residents.

Day 6 –Thursday in San Patrignano:

Morning: Lectures

*An extensive network to support families and their loved ones

* The challenges of sustainability and social reintegration

Lunch with the residents.

Afternoon: Experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training workshops.

Farewell dinner at SP.accio

Day 7 -Friday in SP, Rimini:

Morning: Lectures

*WeFree: the drug prevention project designed and implemented by San Patrignano

* Q&A Replicability of the model: final wrap up

Lunch with the residents.

Afternoon: getting prepared for the departure and departure

Day 8 – Saturday:

Morning: Last departures (if any)

Note: This program might be subject to minor changes due to logistical or organizational issues.

Deadline for registration: 15 June 2018

Registration procedure:

In order to register please send the Registration Form part 1, a motivational letter and a copy of your CV to workshop@sanpatrignano.org

Once you have been formally accepted we will provide instruction to finalize your registration with the Registration form part 2 and for the payment, which should be done via bank transfer.

Registration Form part 1

Registration Form part 2

 


 

 

Past Workshops:

1st Workshop (2014)
2nd Workshop (2014)
3rd Workshop (2015)
4th Workshop (2015)
5th Workshop (2016)
6th Workshop (2016)
7th Workshop (2016)
8th Workshop (2017)
9th Workshop (2017)
10th Workshop (2017)
11th Workshop (2018)