1st International workshop in San Patrignano 2014

7 – 11 July, 2014

Experiential learning labs for social workers, social practitioners working on addiction, researchers and NGOs interested in getting to know the rehabilitation and social reinsertion model of the biggest community in Europe.

San Patrignano, the world’s largest drug-free residential treatment center, has been working for the last thirty 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 20,000 young people, with an independently verified drug free success rate of over 70%. Currently San Patrignano is home to roughly 1300 residents, the average age of which is dropping year by year.

Aim of the workshop:
San Patrignano welcomes NGOs, government delegates, academia, social workers, students, professionals and individuals interested in deepen their knowledge on drug rehabilitation and social integration, studying our model and educative approach. The workshop has been developed to respond to the large request of visits and internships in San Patrignano, to share our expertise and offer a unique experience of community. The international staff in cooperation with the admission office created the format based on visits and stage of government and civil society delegations from around the worlds in the latest years. A team of tutors and staff from SP will always accompany the guests during the international workshop.

Venue: San Patrignano, Rimini, Italy (SP-Rimini) and San Patrignano, Botticella di Novafeltria, Italy
(SP-Botticella)

Language: English

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

Dates: 7 – 11, July 2014
The course will take place from Monday to Friday.
Please make the necessary travel arrangements to be able to arrive during the previous week end and leave the following week-end.

Fees: 1050 Euro (The fees include : lectures, learning material, accommodation and meals full board for the duration of the course)

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2014 for July 2014 and 20 October for November 2014
Accommodation in Botticella, cosy satellite community in the Novafeltria hills, see picture below:

Preliminary Program
The participants will have a full experience of the community, having lectures in the morning and interactive workshops in the afternoon in the vocational trainings with the guys in the recovery program.

Between Saturday 5 and Sunday 6, arrival in Rimini and Transfer to SP-Botticella

Overnight in SP-Botticella Day 1 – Monday July 7 in site
Preliminary contacts and admission process in the community, the preliminary work.

Lectures:
•The role and dynamics of the admission.
•Getting prepared to the admission Lunch in the community Afternoon:

Lectures:
•Drug related diseases and initial check-up
•Introduction to the community program Dinner in Botticella

Day 2, Tuesday July 8 in SP-Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini

•Visit of the SanPatrignano Premises, preliminary tour of the community

Lunch in the dining room in San Patrignano

•After lunch- the visit continues and introduction to the experiential learning labs until 4pm
•Transfer to Rimini downtown and free time until 7.30pm and dinner at Sp.accio Transfer back to Botticella after dinner

Day 3- Wednesday July 9 in SP-Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini

Lectures
•Job training, Sport and leisure time: nurturing each one talent
•Special needs for special groups: addressing age, gender and parenting issues

Lunch

•Afternoon experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training in the afternoon Transfer back to Botticella for dinner and community activities

Day 4- Thursday July 10 In SP-Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini

Lectures:
•Legal Issues: drug related crimes and alternative s
entencing
• Replicability of the model

Lunch

•Afternoon experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training in the afternoon Transfer back to Botticella for dinner and community activities

Day 5- Friday July 11 in SP-Botticella:
Full day in Botticella, participation to residents activities

Lunch

•Wrap up and farewell dinner