IJS e.V. develops and promotes individual offers for children, youths and young adults. In addition to its own projects, the association supports educational specialists, youth welfare organizations, initiatives and foundations by developing concepts and exchanging experiences.
ways to integration
ways to integration
ways to integration
New Series of Documentaries For Individual Pedagogy
DAS MUSS ALLES PERFEKT SEIN is the start of a new series of documentaries produced by IJS e.V.. A long-term study is planned that will show Individualized Social Pedagogy in its most comprehensive form across all related persons: Carers, former youths in care, coordinators, directors, thought leaders, pioneers etc. The aim is not to erect a monument to anyone, but to create an overall picture which is realistic with the necessary distance. But we also want to show clearly that Individualized Social Pedagogy is a meaningful and valuable alternative.
Our first filmic look is directed at Hanna Brinkert, a 43-year-old social education worker who, together with her husband, looks after young people. She worked for many years as a coordinator in youth welfare and is a second-generation social worker in the Individualized Social Pedagogy.
Episode 1: Social pedagogue Hanna Brinkert
Episode 2: Antoine
Youth welfare organisations, foundations, initiatives or committed private individuals are invited to use these films free of charge for training, recruiting, publications etc.
Our explanatory films are very popular.
More than 10,000 interested parties saw the 3 films on YouTube.
Individual education –
a real alternative
What opportunities does the profession offer for educational professionals?
Individual educational aids for upbringing in practice
How are the processes in terms of steering, control and quality assurance?
Tools for coordinators
What role do the coordinators play in child and youth care?
Children and young people sometimes suffer from family or social circumstances. They lack support and encouragement, reliable ties and role models. They become conspicuous and avoid the contact to adults. The youth welfare offices and public agencies offer a range of support services, but for some young people these traditional offers are not appropriate or they refuse to accept them. These young people are in danger of slipping out of the sytem and breaking out.
Individualized Social Pedagogy is an established form of help that takes the young person’s individual needs in its focus, with the aim of developing personal perspectives for a transition to a secure and stable centre of life. The professional pedagogical framework is characterised by flexibility, persistence, experience and empathy.
An integration project
Since November 2017, IJS e.V. has established projects for children and young people with a migration background in a municipal building for refugee families.
Every weekday, these partly traumatised young people are worked with by a team of artists and social workers:
With music, art and play programs. Short excursions into the surrounding area are a part of the programme as well as homework help and needs-based support services for the participants and their families.
The project is solely financed by IJS e.V. and Kinderstern e.V.. Public funds are not used.
Martial arts & self-defense – an Individualized Social Pedagogy project of IJS e.V.
With the Nocturnal Active project, we offer young people aged 16 and over sports in the form of fitness and self-defense training in the evening hours, accompanied by sport trainers and pedagogic experts. With a variety of circuit training, martial arts techniques, role-playing in dangerous situations and reflections, it promotes self-confidence, strengthens the ability to deal with conflicts and sensitises people to alertness. The contact to the young people is established and a relationsship build on trust is created.
This project is financed exclusively by IJS e.V., we do not receive any public subsidies.
Due to the current Corona situation, the “Nachtaktiv” project will not take place until further notice.
BeeBob Hilft e.V.
A child and youth care project in Cambodia
Since 2010, the Düsseldorf-based association „BeeBob Hilft e.V.“ has been supporting children in Thalaborivat, a small village on the banks of the Mekong River in northern Cambodia. They live on our property in two large houses with their house parents. Before BeeBob was founded ten years ago, the children lived alone and without support in a hovel in the forest. They did not go to classes, had no running water and too little food. IJS e.V. has been cooperating with BeeBob Hilft e.V. since 2021 and supports the project.
Both organizatons are charities and work in Germany and in countries of the European Community.
ensemble gGmbH, based in Germany and Luxembourg, offers young people support according to their needs. Most oft he youths who lived in their family of origin or in regular youth welfare measures can no longer be reached by traditional offers. The main focus of the organization is on long-term stationary placements with specialized pedagogical carers as well as follow-up measures after the care project.
The basis of the pedagogical offer of WIR Kinder- und Jugendhilfe gGmbH is the unconditional acceptance and appreciation of young people who, due to behavioural problems, seem hardly accessible within the framework of the classic forms of pedagogy. With its professional non-residentional and residential offers, the Düsseldorf-based organization opens up spaces of experience in which children and young people can contribute and shape their potential and ideas in order to support them in developing a needs-based perspective.
In Australia, Individualized Social Pedagogy has long been an unknown form of youth care. Thanks to its international network, IJS e.V. was able to find partners in Australia who understood and internalised this specific basic attitude, in order to found the youth welfare organization PIC Ltd. with its headquarter in New South Wales in 2016. IJS. e.V. provided the initial financing and contributed the know-how, advises and supports the organization on site, organizes training trips, work experience programs and workshops for the colleagues from Downunder in Germany.