Most children, youth and families are cared for within the scope of non-residential education support such as educational counselling, social group work, educational supervision and socio-pedagogical family support.
Day groups are important services that provide social learning in groups, competence training and accompanying work with the parents to ensure children are able to remain within their families.
Residential education support is a further important field, providing support in residential living groups and communities, in assisted living communities, in five-day-groups in education provision centres and in intensive educational living groups. Individual intensive educational care, mother-child housing, aids for young adults and shelters round off the range of offers provided in educational support.
Extended school cooperation’s are planned in future: educational aids, modules in open day schools, and co-educational daily groups in elementary schools or the increasingly requested school assistance for mentally disabled children are envisaged. There is a notable demand for non-residential, semi-residential and residential support for children and youth with psychological difficulties and signs of trauma.
There is also an increasing demand for social-pedagogical living communities to compensate for the nationwide lack of places for infants in the context of child welfare. Unaccompanied minor refugees are cared for in the context of educational support in various locations. Another trend is represented in the successful work transcending individual cases in social space projects at several IB locations. Families and the public youth work and youth welfare services increasingly ask after various forms of parental trainings.