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How we work

Our programs and concepts are determined by contentual and structural guidelines

Sociospatial orientation: Flexible programs can be implemented effectively only if they are geared toward the needs of the individual social environment. Our programs are therefore located in the respective district and we orientate our offers and programs toward the living spaces of children, adolescents and families.

Extensive preservation of social reference systems: Family, friends, educational institutions – connections such as these should be preserved or restored. We interfere as little as possible in existing social structures.

Gender orientation: We accept that men and women have different requirements and needs. We ask boys and girls about their specific interests and look for appropriate answers.

Prevention before intervention: To us, timely support always goes before intervention. Gentle before serious intervention: this simple formula sums up our understanding of prevention. Above all, aid work for children and adolescents should always seek to prevent permanent out-of-home care. We are committed to supportive, activating service – in daycare facilities, schools, children’s and youth and counseling centers as well as other appropriate parenting support programs. But more intense intervention in the form of out-of-home care has its place, when necessary.

Cooperation: We cannot reach our goal, the living conditions of young persons and their families, on our own – we strive for cooperation with partners within and without the child and youth welfare community.

Educational orientation: We seek to stimulate education. Children, adolescents and their parents learn the most outside of formal educational institutions. To our clients, learning is a necessity and should be a source of fun to expand their skills and competencies and, above all, take their own life by the reigns. Setting-oriented education is the key to social participation.