Donate Now Shop Now

6th International workshop in San Patrignano 2016

Summer Session: Friday 8 – Friday 15 July, 2016
Fall Session: Friday 7 – Friday 14 October, 2016

(This special session will focus on our prevention activities and annual event dedicated to students, The WeFree Day www.wefree.it/enThe program of the October event will be integrated with this additional topic.)
Experiential learning labs for social workers, social practitioners working on addiction,
researchers and NGO interested in getting to know the rehabilitation and social
reinsertion model of the biggest community in Europe.

San Patrignano, the world’s largest residential treatment center, has been working for the last thirty five 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 25,000 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.
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 from visits and internship at San Patrignano, to share our expertise and offer a unique experience of our community. The international staff in cooperation with Bologna University created the format, based on previous visits of government and civil society delegations from around the world in recent years.
San Patrignano, Rimini, Italy and San Patrignano, Botticella di Novafeltria, Italy
7 days (Saturday to Friday)
The course will take place from Saturday to Friday. Please make the necessary travel arrangement to be able to arrive on Friday, and leave the following weekend on Friday afternoon or Saturday.
1150 euro (The fees include : lectures, learning material, accommodation and meals, full board for the duration of the course)
In Botticella, cosy satellite community in the Novafeltria hills. The accommodation is spilt into 2 to 4 beds a room, to experience firsthand the true community life-style.
Day 0 – Friday
Arrival into Rimini Railway Station between 3 and 6 pm, pick-ups and transfers to Botticella
Day 1 – Saturday in Botticella
Welcome breakfast and a get-together for the participants.
Preliminary contacts and admission process in the community, the preliminary work.
– Drug related diseases and initial check-up.
– Introduction to the community program.
Short visit to Botticella and free time to rest.
Day 2 – Sunday in Botticella
– Preliminary contacts and admission process in the community, the preliminary work.
– The role and dynamics of the admission: assessment of the motivational elements, alternative sentencing measures.
– Getting prepared for the admission
Meeting with the residents of Botticella and their tutors.
Dinner in Botticella
Day 3 – Monday in SP, Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
Visits to the San Patrignano Premises, preliminary tour of the community.
After lunch the visit continues and introduction to the experiential learning labs. until 4.30pm
Transfer back to Botticella for dinner and community activities.
Day 4 – Tuesday in SP, Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
– Job training, Sport and leisure time: nurturing each ones talent. The complex process of recovery through a range of engaging activities with the residents.
Leisure time: cultural activities and sports
– Special needs for special groups. Addressing age, gender and parenting issues.
Experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training workshops.
Transfer back to Botticella for dinner
Day 5 – Wednesday in SP, Rimini:
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
Organization and economic aspects: some hints
– Organization and structure.
– The challenge of sustainability and social reintegration.
Experiential learning labs in assigned vocational training workshops.
Dinner at Sp.accio and transfer back to Botticella after dinner.
Day 6 – Thursday in SP, Rimini
Transfer from Botticella to Rimini
The whole day will be spent with the residents in different activities, experiencing their daily life. Transfer back to Botticella for dinner.
Day 7 – Friday in Botticella
Q&A Replicability of the model: wrap up and farewell lunch.
Preparing for departure (the same day or the following day (Saturday, in the morning)
Deadline for registration:17 June 2016