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2nd International workshop in San Patrignano 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.

7 – 15 November, 2014

San Patrignano, the world’s largest 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 deepening 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 internship 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 world 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:7 days (Saturday to Friday).
Dates: 7 – 14, November 2014. The course will take place from Saturday to Friday. Please make the necessary travel arrangement to be able to arrive on Friday 7 between 4 and 7pm and leave between Friday 14 in the afternoon and Saturday 15 morning.
Fees: 1150 euro + IVA (The fees include : lectures, learning material, accommodation and meals full board for the duration of the course).
Deadline for registration: 24 October 2014. Accommodation in Botticella, cosy satellite community in the Novafeltria hills.
Sanpatrignano Botticella
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 training with guys in the recovery program.
On Friday 7 November, between 4 and 7 pm, arrival in Rimini Railway Station and Transfer to SP-Botticella (two pick ups will be scheduled) Overnight in SP-Botticella
Day 1 – Saturday, November 8 in Botticella
Welcome meeting and getting together for the participants.
Afternoon, visit to Botticella and free time to rest.
Day 2 – Sunday, November 9 in Botticella
Preliminary contacts and admission process in the community, the preliminary work.
•Drug related diseases and initial check-up
•Introduction to the community program
•The role and dynamics of admission
•Getting prepared for admission
Dinner in Botticella
Day 3, Monday, November 10 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 4.30pm
•Transfer to Botticella for dinner and community activities
Day 4, Tuesday, November 11 in SP-Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
•Job training, Sport and leisure time: nurturing each talent
•Special needs for special groups: addressing age, gender and parenting issues
•Afternoon: experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training
Dinner at Sp.accio and transfer back to Botticella
Day 5, Wednesday, November 12 in SP-Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
•Legal Issues: drug related crimes and alternative sentencing
• Replicability of the model
•Afternoon: experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training
Transfer back to Botticella for dinner and community activities
Day 6, Thursday, 13 July 11 in SP-Botticella
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
Lecture (at 10.30):
•Organization and structure
•Afternoon: experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training in the
Transfer to Botticella for dinner and community activities
Day 7 – Friday, November 14 in SP-Botticella
•Wrap up (Monica&Elisa) and farewell lunch
•Afternoon: get prepared for departure (in the afternoon or the following day in the morning)