Trainings

Training (training with police forces) Training (training sessions with peer educators) Training (training sessions with young soldiers in Kruja) Training with the staff and volunteers

Training:
Aksion Plus is a very experienced in providing training to various target groups such as:

  • peer educators
  • volunteers
  • health personnel
  • journalists
  • drug users
  • students and teachers
  • social workers
  • Training of trainers
  • Police officers

Already we have a team of trainers specialized here or abroad. The team is composed by social workers, doctors, peer educators, psychologists, teachers etc:

  • Arjan Harxhi – Infectious Diseases Hospital
  • Genci Mucollari – master of Public Health
  • Irida Agolli – social worker, MA
  • Erald Bekteshi – doctor, psychiatrist
  • Faik Bardhi – doctor
  • Other independent trainers/consultants are invited from the Faculty of Social Sciences, from regional or international networks.

At present we develop our training sessions in Tirana (Methadone Center, and in the Harm Reduction Center), in Berat, Kruja, Durres, Shkodra and Korca. Our trainers from Tirana are facilitating some of the training in other towns. Apart from small training sessions with 8-10 participants, the Social Youth Center has organized extended seminars with more than 40 participants.

We collaborate with other NGO s/GO/Agencies not only in training but also in other joint activities: (Institute of Public health, UNFPA, UNICEF, Family Planning Association, Galen Club, National Program on AIDS, Ministry of Culture and Sport etc).

Aksion Plus trainers have developed and printed two training manuals:

  • How to start a Harm Reduction project in a given area (funded by UNICEF)
  • Promoting human rights of youth in general and particularly drug users (funded by SIDA and UNFPA)

Other training manuals have been developed according to certain projects or interventions.

Training topics

  • Adolescence and AIDS/STI prevention
  • What is a peer educator project (by Tirana trainers)
  • Symptoms of various STI and their treatment
  • Training of trainers
  • Communication skills with other peers
  • Drug use, general presentation (by Tirana trainers)
  • Drug users and the reduction of harms related to drug use
  • How to deal with a person infected by HIV-AIDS/STI
  • Relationships with parents
  • Family planning
  • Gender roles in adolescence (Tirana trainers)
  • Managing a project, sustainability, linking the project with other projects (by Tirana trainers)

(Note: Training topics are not only limited to peer education/AIDS/STI/Drug use. In several cases our volunteer social workers develop complementary topics as required from the participants; life skills in general, gender issues, stress and crisis management, managing a project, reporting, PR activities, how to set up networks etc.

Training sessions were interactive and were developed as free discussion rather than mere lectures)

Other complementary topics

  • Information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), how to know them, symptoms, complications, treatment and partner notification.
  • HIV/AIDS as one of the most dangerous STD s that affects youth. Basic facts
  • How to respond to myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS
  • Prevention of STD s transmission, protection means, condom use
  • Consulting a doctor on how to cure a STD
  • Facts about HIV antibody testing
  • Information, Education and Communication between youngsters
  • Why peer education is needed especially with youth?
  • The connection between STD s and drug use.
  • Attitudes and values people have about illness and sexuality.
  • Approaching a peer and beginning a dialogue
  • Presenting clear information and getting feedback
  • Using local resources for referrals, care, support and information
  • Understanding social norms and peer pressure and their role in behavior change, follow up activities
  • Sexual decision making

Training schedule

Training schedule is very tight and interesting. One time or two times a week with peers, drug users and social workers. Social workers are particularly concerned to attend these sessions, as their knowledge is very limited about STI/HIV-AIDS and drug use maters. They find this training very useful and professional.

Training styles

    • Practical on-the-job training
    • Case studies
    • Role plays
    • Discussion/sharing of experience
    • Classroom/lecture format
    • Multimedia (video/computer based)
    • Workbook/manuals
    • Database or website of training providers
  • Arjan Harxhi – Infectious Diseases Hospital
  • Genci Mucollari – master of Public Health
  • Irida Agolli – social worker, MA
  • Erald Bekteshi – doctor, psychiatrist
  • Faik Bardhi – doctor
  • Other independent trainers/consultants are invited from the Faculty of Social Sciences, from regional or international networks.

At present we develop our training sessions in Tirana (Methadone Center, and in the Harm Reduction Center), in Berat, Kruja, Durres, Shkodra and Korca. Our trainers from Tirana are facilitating some of the training in other towns. Apart from small training sessions with 8-10 participants, the Social Youth Center has organized extended seminars with more than 40 participants.

We collaborate with other NGO s/GO/Agencies not only in training but also in other joint activities: (Institute of Public health, UNFPA, UNICEF, Family Planning Association, Galen Club, National Program on AIDS, Ministry of Culture and Sport etc).

Aksion Plus trainers have developed and printed two training manuals:

  • How to start a Harm Reduction project in a given area (funded by UNICEF)
  • Promoting human rights of youth in general and particularly drug users (funded by SIDA and UNFPA)

Other training manuals have been developed according to certain projects or interventions.

Training topics

  • Adolescence and AIDS/STI prevention
  • What is a peer educator project (by Tirana trainers)
  • Symptoms of various STI and their treatment
  • Training of trainers
  • Communication skills with other peers
  • Drug use, general presentation (by Tirana trainers)
  • Drug users and the reduction of harms related to drug use
  • How to deal with a person infected by HIV-AIDS/STI
  • Relationships with parents
  • Family planning
  • Gender roles in adolescence (Tirana trainers)
  • Managing a project, sustainability, linking the project with other projects (by Tirana trainers)

(Note: Training topics are not only limited to peer education/AIDS/STI/Drug use. In several cases our volunteer social workers develop complementary topics as required from the participants; life skills in general, gender issues, stress and crisis management, managing a project, reporting, PR activities, how to set up networks etc.

Training sessions were interactive and were developed as free discussion rather than mere lectures)

Other complementary topics

  • Information about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), how to know them, symptoms, complications, treatment and partner notification.
  • HIV/AIDS as one of the most dangerous STD s that affects youth. Basic facts
  • How to respond to myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS
  • Prevention of STD s transmission, protection means, condom use
  • Consulting a doctor on how to cure a STD
  • Facts about HIV antibody testing
  • Information, Education and Communication between youngsters
  • Why peer education is needed especially with youth?
  • The connection between STD s and drug use.
  • Attitudes and values people have about illness and sexuality.
  • Approaching a peer and beginning a dialogue
  • Presenting clear information and getting feedback
  • Using local resources for referrals, care, support and information
  • Understanding social norms and peer pressure and their role in behavior change, follow up activities
  • Sexual decision making

Training schedule

Training schedule is very tight and interesting. One time or two times a week with peers, drug users and social workers. Social workers are particularly concerned to attend these sessions, as their knowledge is very limited about STI/HIV-AIDS and drug use maters. They find this training very useful and professional.

Training styles

    • Practical on-the-job training
    • Case studies
    • Role plays
    • Discussion/sharing of experience
    • Classroom/lecture format
    • Multimedia (video/computer based)
    • Workbook/manuals
    • Database or website of training providers