The "October School" is was online event with a mix of pre-recorded video presentations and live components.
The "live" part took place from 26th to 30th October 2020, and its objectives were:
Over 6 hours of video presentations are available, and new items are added daily - so visit us frequently! Many of the videos are bi-lingual, with closed-captions in both English and Russian.
Ingo Michels explains the details of the Solid-Exceed project, outlining the activities that will take place between 2020 and 2024.
Lectures delivered by Heino Stöver on Monday, 26 October, as part of the SOLID October School 2020
In the 8-part video lecture series Heino Stöver provides insights into the healthcare for marginalised persons, using and example of drug users in prisons. Incarcerated people are often denied the basic medical care that is generally available to people in the civic society. Harm reduction interventions available in society are often unavailable or very restricted in prison settings. Prof. Stöver starts with providing an international picture of the issue, presents recent evidence from European studies, and discusses in detail specific interventions: opioid substitution treatment, needle exchange programs, and condom programs to reduce sexual risks. In the final sections he discusses post-release mortality and overdose prevention programs.
Watch presentation by Zhyldyz Bakirova on Social Work in Kyrgyzstan
Presentations about Social Work in Kazakhstan
The presentation focuses on evidence-based psycho-social interventions to treat addictions. Azizbek Boltaev answers the following questions: (1) What is a psychosocial intervention and what is not? (2) What types of psychosocial intervention exist? (3) What does evidence-based mean?
Watch the presentation by Min Zhao on Drug Addiction treatment and rehabilitation in China
Watch presentation by Nurgul Musaeva on Social Work in Kyrgyzstan.
The meaning of recovery from drug use, The challenges of collecting data with youth in recovery, The national drug discourse in Azerbaijan
Self help and self organization of drug users as an important sources for solving drug- and drug policy related problems