Connect with addiction and mental health professionals in Kosovo on the NAADAC and National Council for Behavioral Health delegation from May 18 – 25, 2019.

Led by NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and the National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg, this World Learning program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of addiction and mental health programs in this developing country, the Balkan region, and Eastern Europe.

Celebrating 10 years of independent governance in 2018, Kosovo has endeavored to develop a solidinfrastructure to support its civil society. A culture that has been shaped by conflict and violence now looks to a bright future. Supported by U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, Kosovo, the poorest nation in Europe, is home to some of the most innovative programs addressing the challenges of access to health care, advancing education, stabilizing the rule of law, and ensuring basic human needs for their entire population.

Professional visits will focus on topics such as:

  • Epidemiology of addiction and mental health disorders in Kosovo;
  • Assessment, intervention and referral, treatment and care options for drug and alcohol use disorders;
  • Scarcity of service providers and access to treatment;
  • Role of primary care and community-based services in identification and treatment;
  • Ongoing quality of life and community rehabilitation programming;
  • Resources for patients and affected family members;
  • Treatment for post-war traumatic disorders; and
  • Roles of international NGOs in developing programs in Kosovo.

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Questions? Please contact Dawn Davis, at World Learning, at dawn.davis@worldlearning.org or 509-251-9532.


pricing

Cost of Program: $3,450 per person (3-star accommodations) 
Single Supplement Cost: $140 per person

Prospective participants must apply and be approved by the delegation leader before proceeding with registration. A $500 nonrefundable deposit is due upon approval of your application. The balance is due upon receipt of invoice, 90 days before departure. Program fees are based on double rooms. A single-room supplement is provided as an option. If you have to cancel, you must submit your request in writing, dated upon receipt. Please read brochure for full cancellation policy.


BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Departures from the U.S. to Prishtina, Kosovo, by individual arrangements. Delegates arrive throughout the day with a program briefing in the evening.

Day 2: Enjoy a full day cultural tour of Prishtina as you shake off the jet lag.

Day 3: Introduction to Kosovo’s health care system. You may meet with government officials to discuss national strategies to address substance use disorders and post war mental health concerns.

Day 4: Meet with faculty and students at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University Clinical Center Prishtina to discuss training, certification, and licensing. Visit a mental health facility and addiction treatment facility in Pristina and meet with providers to discuss resources, pharmaceuticals, and out-patient support programs.

Day 5: Travel outside of Prishtina to visit a rural community health clinic, where you will learn about programs for children and adolescents, community awareness, and drug testing.

Day 6: Visit Visoki Dečani Monastery, where the relics of the 14th-century Serbian King, Stefan Dečanski, are buried. Depart for the U.S., or continue on an optional extension trip to Albania or Macedonia.

The program will be finalized based on the guidance of the delegation leader, the interests and composition of the group, and the scheduling needs of hosting resources in country.


CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Please be sure to read World Learning’s Conditions of Participation and the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Information on Kosovo before registering. All participants must sign the Conditions in order to embark on the program.

The program must meet a minimum registration of 11 participants in order to proceed. If registration does not meet the minimum, the program will be cancelled and all previously paid registration fees will be refunded. Please see the Conditions of Participation for further details on registration, payment, and refund policies.