KH-SIDC Trainings 2007-2012



2007 - 2012

Training Title

Outlines and Sessions

Contact Person

Program management for CSOs

  • Introduction to Harm reduction strategies
  • Strategic planning
  • Program management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Writing concept papers and proposals
  • Special issues in managing Harm reduction programs

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Capacity building Workshop on Harm Reduction and support groups

  • Drug addiction: Definition, different kind of drugs, mode of use, impacts, relation to AIDS/ hepatitis
  • HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases: symptoms, causes, diagnosis, mode of transmission, and prevention
  • Introduction to harm reduction programs
  • Drug users risks, needs and rights
  • Harm reduction programs: NSP, OST & VCT
  • Support groups

Advocacy workshop for policy makers

  • HIV/AIDS: symptoms, causes, diagnosis, mode of transmission, and prevention
  • Drug addiction: Definition, different kind of drugs, mode of use, impacts, relation to AIDS/hepatitis
  • Characteristics of Drug users and people living with HIV
  • Rights and responsibilities of drug users and people living with HIV
  • Harm Reduction programs: VCT, OST & NSP
  • Regional experience and action plan

Advocacy workshop on Harm Reduction and HIV for media professionals

  • Principles and Strategies of Harm Reduction
  • Drugs and HIV
  • Drug users characteristics
  • Advocacy Process and the role of media professionals
  • Media Messages
  • Source of information
  • Harm Reduction and Human Rights
  • Ethical considerations

ToT on OST

  • Opioid addiction as a Public Health issue
  • Harm Reduction interventions: background and historical context
  • Medical, social and psychological context for prescribing OST
  • Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of Buprenorphine and Methadone
  • Choice of OST: Buprenorphine or Methadone? Efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness, and treatment considerations
  • Comprehensive treatment stages and dosages: initiation, maintenance, withdrawal
  • Monitoring and duration of treatment
  • Roles and responsibilities: the team involved
  • Ethical considerations
  • Advocating and lobbying for OST

Outreach for drug users

  • Global and Regional HIV/AIDS Situation and high risk groups situation
  • Principles and Strategies of Harm Reduction
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS
  • Drugs, Drug Users & available Drug Therapies
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Vulnerable Groups: Characteristics and Needs
  • Health Education and Outreach Intervention
  • Communication in Outreach
  • Stages of Change and Outreach: Linking theory to practice
  • Outreach Work: introduction, principles, stages & challenges
  • Planning for outreach work
  • Needle and Syringe distribution in Outreach activities
  • Outreach Workers
  • Obstacles and dangers of outreach work
  • Mobile Unit Activities
  • Documentation in Outreach Programs
  • Dealing with Stress during Outreach Work
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Outreach Programs
  • Building Partnerships and Promoting Outreach Programs

VCT for drug users

  • HIV/AIDS and VCT: Sharing of Experiences
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS
  • Principles and Strategies of Harm Reduction
  • Principles and components of VCT
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • VCT Structure
  • VCT Counsellors, Settings & Ethical considerations
  • Stages of Change, Communication and VCT: Linking theory to practice
  • Drugs and Drug Users
  • Pre-test counseling
  • Experiences in VCT  
  • Testing kits in VCT centers
  • Post-test counseling
  • Referral system and Hotline
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of VCT
  • Mobile Unit Activities

Harm Reduction Policy

  • Principles and Strategies of Harm Reduction
  • International Drug Policies
  • Harm Reduction and Human Rights
  • Harm Reduction and Human Rights
  • Harm Reduction and Ethics
  • Introducing Harm Reduction into National Drug Policies
  • Introduction to Advocacy
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Power Mapping
  • Lobbying and Mobilisation
  • Linking Components of an Advocacy Plan


  • Harm Reduction Strategies
  • Opiate Substitution Therapy
  • OST Guidelines
  • A Comparison: Methadone and Buprenorphine
  • OST Access and Favouring Environments: Protocols in Health Care centers, legal and structural issues
  • OST Feasibility
  • OST in Prison Settings
  • Suggestion of a National OST Protocol
  • Outreach
  • Mobile Unit and Field Work
  • NSP Strategies
  • NSP and Ethics

Designing, Writing and Marketing Proposals on Harm Reduction

  • Introduction to Designing and Writing Proposals
  • Difficulties encountered in Designing and Writing Proposals
  • Designing Proposals – Analysing Problems and Goals
  • Designing Proposals – Logical Framework
  • Foundations of developing a Project Document
  • Proposal Action Plan
  • Proposal Budget
  • Marketing Proposals – Identifying and Building Relationships with Potential Funding Agencies
  • Submission of Proposals to the Global Fund

Overdose Prevention and Management

  • Drug Intervention CSOs in Lebanon
  • Drug overdose for different substances
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Communication skills
  • Outreach for Drug Users
  • First Aid
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Legal Issues

Harm Reduction Principles and Rapid Situation assessment (RSA)

  • Introduction about Harm Reduction Strategies
  • Drug addiction a Brain disease?
  • HIV/AIDS the epidemic goes on
  • HR: Evidence, Commitment, and Opportunity
  • Religious overview about addiction
  • Counselling and referral in drug use
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Principles of RSA
  • Tools for gathering information
  • Risks encountered by IDUs
  • HR and IDUs
  • Harm reduction: principles and programs
  • Available services for drug addicts
  • Future plans

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