Regional Network of Street Units
In the different cities of the region Emilia-Romagna, with Bologna as captital, we have different kinds of interventions and different philosophies onthe prevention of alcohol and drug use in recreational settings. Before 2005 there was no communication and coordination between the different streetwork teams in the region.Through the Regional Network of Street Units we created a regional network, where we offer training and support for street workers. Now we have periodical meetings, discussions between professionals involved, a regional mailing list, and circulation of information. We even set up a partnership with the University of Bologna to develop a "Master" course for street workers (It will start in June 2009).All the projects in this region have been evaluated and showed positive effects.
In different cities of the same region we have different kinds of interventions and different philosophies. There was no training, and there was confrontation between different staff.
To develop a regional network and to offer training and support for street workers.
- Periodical meetings;
- Discussions between professionals involved;
- Regional mailing lists;
- Circulation of information;
- Partnership with the University of Bologna to develop a "Master" course for street workers (It will start in June 2009).
At the moment we focus a lot of attention on youngsters and nightlife, but we have to pay attention to the use/abuse of drugs and alcohol in marginalized people.
Youngsters (aged 15-25)and the homeless (aged 30 or more).
Youngsters (age 15-25) and the homeless (aged 30 or more).
Different situations in different cities.
In some cases it is better if there is a MD "expert" on drug abuse.
All, but we evaluate projects not single activities.
Financial problems have limited the activities in some cities. Club owners generally support these kinds of activities.
Evaluation of activities of street Units in Regione Emilia-Romagna. Official act of the regional network of street units.