What we offer
Child-raising assistance is available for children, adolescents, and their parents who have experienced domestic violence.
Children are always affected by violence in the family or domestic violence, even if it is directed not against them. In many cases, children are relieved to see their parents separate, but this can also cause ambivalent feelings. After their parents separate, children often may have only sporadic contact with one parent. In many cases, they lose their familiar social environment, have to change schools, and build new relationships. Often, children who grew up in violent relationships have not learned to constructively resolve conflicts and build long-term, reliable relationships.
Children are particularly vulnerable to violence, since they socially, emotionally, and economically depend on their parents and most closely relate to them. To be able to deal with their situation, they need targeted assistance and support, which we offer them and their parents in the form of child-raising assistance (Sections 30, 31, 35, Social Security Code VIII) in cooperation with the responsible youth welfare office.
The assistance is applied for, and granted by, this office and is always free for the family.
The type and extent of assistance depend on the individual situation.
Parenting Counselor/Care Assistant (Section 30, Social Security Code VIII)
We support children and adolescents in overcoming developmental problems, involving their social environment and while maintaining relations to their family whenever possible. We help children and adolescents achieve autonomy.
Socio-Pedagogical Family Assistance (Section 31, Social Security Code VIII)
The main objective of this type of assistance is to accompany and advise families in educating their children and to support them in dealing with everyday tasks, resolving conflicts and crises, and in communicating with authorities and institutions. A socio-pedagogical assistant accompanies and supports the family continuously over a longer period of time, providing support and helping them to help themselves.
Intensive Socio-Pedagogical Individual Case Management (Section 35, Social Security Code VIII)
This support is aimed at adolescents facing particularly difficult situations, such as domestic violence, psychological stress, or homelessness. Assistance is provided over a longer period of time depending on the individual case. It includes intensive help with personal problems and emergencies, assistance in finding and securing suitable accommodation, finding a school or vocational school to continue education, getting a job, managing personal finances, and finding leisure activities.
Ambulatory clearing as a form of child-raising assistance is provided to help families with multiple, still unclear needs. Together with members of the family, the problems and necessary support are assessed. Ambulant clearing is used to determine each family’s resources, strengths, problems, stresses and strains, hazards, capacities, and competencies in order to tailor solutions to their situation.