The project establishes and promotes a transnational exchange about young people in challenging help constellations. In a working alliance of science and practice, professionals and experts from Germany, Austria and Slovenia exchange experiences and develop cornerstones for successful, inclusive, sustainable approaches for young people.

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Duration: 01.09.2021-30.09.2023


News

Kick-off meeting of Fachkräfteinitiative international (29.11.2021)

further information (in german)

 


Initial situation

In the practice of educational support services and institutions, processes of exclusion of children and young people can be observed across federal states when measures do not work as planned, when there are repeated crises and break-ups, or when children and young people are referred between youth welfare and child and adolescent psychiatry lead to so-called 'revolving door effects'. Children and young people can experience a passing on in measures up to real 'help careers'. A failure or repeated failure of help arrangements on a professional and/or institutional level usually results in negatively charged, institutional labeling of the children and young people as 'hard to reach' or 'system crasher:in'. As care leavers, they can ‘drop out’ of all systems or turn away from them (“drop outs”; “disconnected youth”; “decoupled” young people). Negative labeling and 'demonization' of children and young people can lead to the legitimacy of restrictive and repressive, coercive approaches up to forms of deprivation of liberty in youth welfare facilities, which are neither justifiable from children's rights, ethical perspecitives nor from a professional socio-pedagogical point of view.

 

The project takes up the maxim of inclusion. The maxim of inclusion opposes the exclusion of children and young people from regular systems, against the further development and expansion of special facilities and against standardized procedures with children and young people that do not justice to their special features and diversity. Against this background, it is important to qualify and secure the ability of youth welfare to act viable even in challenging and critical situations. In its exchange, the working alliance of professionals from universities and practice wants to focus on the question of an appropriate professional, inclusive handling of challenging help constellations and work out key points and cornerstones together.

 


Question/objective

The aim of the international exchange of professionals is to exchange knowledge relevant to everyday life, approaches and conditions for the success of sustainable, inclusive approaches in the support for education for challenging support constellations. 'Key points' and cornerstones in the sense of experiences, central topics and conclusions for practice are to be worked out.
 


Procedure

Digital meeting formats ("online forums") and on-site exchange ("country meetings") are used for international exchange. Possibilities as well as limits of a transnational digital exchange on a professional topic of services and procedures of youth and family support are tested.

 


Contact information

 

 

Project coordination

 

Prof. Dr. Nicole Rosenbauer

E-Mail: nicole.rosenbauer@ehs-dresden.de

Tel.: +49 (0)351-469 02 363

 


Cooperation partners

 

Partners in education and science:

  • Prof. Nicole Rosenbauer, Evangelische Hochschule Dresden (University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Nursing, Dresden, Germany)
  • Prof. Werner Freigang, Hochschule Neubrandenburg (University of Applied Sciences, Neubrandenburg, Germany)
  • Prof. Hubert Höllmüller, Fachhochschule Kärnten (University of Applied Sciences, Kärnten, Austria)
  • Prof. Milko Poštrak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work (Slovenia)

 

Cooperating institutions of youth welfare services:

 

Mladinski dom Jarše – Ljubljana

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Slovenia

B3-Netzwerk Kinder, Jugend und Familien gGmbH, Krumpendorf am Wörthersee

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Austria

Contraste Kinder- und Jugendwohngemeinschaften gGmbH, Krumpendorf

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Austria

JUNO - Jugendnotschlafstelle Klagenfurt

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Austria

BSW Kinder- und Jugendhilfe gGmbH, Colditz (Sachsen)

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Germany

Jugendhaus Storchennest e.V., Niepars (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

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Germany

 


Funded by:

 

This project is part of Fachkräfteinitiative International

https://fki.international

 

Fachkräfteinitiative.International supports organizations and providers of child and youth welfare in anchoring europeanization and internationalization in their own work. It accompanies 26 different projects that are committed to cooperation in Europe and the world within the framework of bilateral or multilateral projects.

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Fachkräfteinitiative international is coordinated by

 

 

 

 

The project is funded by German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth