Since the establishment of DOST in 1992, Human Resource Development has been our foremost activity. This was necessary due to the ignorance of the society at large with regard to the dangers, risks and incidence of drug abuse in Pakistan and the Needs and Rights of the sufferers of drug addiction.
Our most noteworthy initiatives were with the home Department of KP (then called NWFP), especially with the Police Department, the Prisons Department and the Civil Defense.
In 1996, DOST commenced the fieldwork and internship programme for the new university graduates and students of different disciplines including social work, psychology, sociology, medicine and management sciences from various universities and colleges of Peshawar.
In 2011, DOST offered internships and fieldwork opportunities in different service delivery areas including drug abuse prevention and treatment, HIV prevention, human rights protection, management areas including monitoring and evaluation, finance and human resource management.
DOST worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Counter Narcotics Govt. of Afghanistan and the Home Department and Civil Defense Department of Pakistan for training their staff. Trainees include doctors, counsellors, social workers, police officials, prison health personnel and prison management staff and probation officers. Training is also offered to various NGOs working in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
CAPACITY BUILDING OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA
DONOR: Dost Welfare Foundation
DOST has established strong linkages with Educational Institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including universities, colleges and schools. Since 1996 DOST is facilitating students under its human resource development programme. The HR department is adept in helping students in meaningful internships, field visits/ work and research programmes. DOST has established regular programme for departments like psychology, social work and students of medical colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
DOST internships and fieldwork opportunities are offered in all of its five thematic areas and different service delivery units. DOST works in close alliance with Federal and Provincial Government Education Departments, Universities, HEC, Medical Colleges, Schools and Madrassas etc.
|No. of field work visits||13|
|No. of field work participants||290|
|No. of staff trainings||03|
|No. of staff trained in DOST programmes||29|
|No. of new interns||02|
|No. of new volunteers||60|
|No. of new recruits||16|
|No. of staff resigned||08|
|No. of stakeholders trainings/sessions including Policy makers, GO’s, CSO’s, media and academia.||14|
DOST’s Human Resource and International Practices:
The training series Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) and Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for substance use disorders and substance use initiation are developed through funding from the U.S. Department of State to The Colombo Plan for the Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals (ACCE).
The overall goals of the training series is to reduce the significant health, social, and economic problems associated with substance use disorders (SUDs) by prevention the initiation of substance use particularly among children and young adult by building international treatment and prevention expert capacity through training, professionalizing, and expanding the global treatment workforce.
The trainings prepares relevant staff for professional certification at the entry level by providing the latest information about prevention of SUDS, the SUDs, their treatment and facilitating hands-on activities to develop skills, confidence, and competence. Large number of DOST’s staff are trained on UPC, UTC as well as Master Trainers by the UNODC, The Colombo Plan with support of INL- Pakistan and Minister of Narcotics Control Pakistan.
DOST’s Staff trained/ Certified on UTC and UPC International Standards:
|Staff trained on UTC||11|
|Staff trained on UPC||05|
|Staff trained as National level Master trainer on UTC||02|
|Staff trained as National level Master Trainer on UPC||01|
|DOST’s staff certified on UTC level 1 or 2|
*ICAP (Internationally Certified Addiction Professionals).