KiD in brief


The KiD concept aims to offer diagnostic and therapeutical help for abused, maltreated and neglected children and their families. It is designed to meet the needs of every individual
child and family as they arise from their individual life and victimization histories.
A child whose existence is threatened by various experiences of violence and for whom outpatient care is not sufficient, needs specific help in a safe, extra-familial setting for a certain period of time.

 

KiD with its in-patient diagnostic-/therapeutical crisis group offers this setting.
Within six months a complete and specialized diagnosis of the child, its state of
development, its trauma-induced cognitive, emotional and behavioral disturbances
as well as the existing problems within its family is made.

 

The KiD concept also includes a socio-therapeutic group. Traumatized children who cannot return to their families can live here and thus find a home which meets their individual needs.

Another follow-up support KiD offers in co-operation with the youth care provider Educon is the treatment group KiDo. Children and families who are meant to reunite but still need to work on necessary changes, receive specialized and extensive treatment.

 

Basic understanding of our work

Children entering KiD are in a state of crisis which often corresponds with a crisis of their parents and other care-taking institutions. Dealing with these crises and trying to find and facilitate their positive potentials outline the work of KiD.

To protect the child and get a chance to comprehend the complex suffering of the child in the context of complex family relations a temporary separation of child and family is necessary. The short-term separation of child and family and living in a safe and supporting environment enables not only the diagnostician and his helping staff, but also the family and especially the child to develop an understanding of their problems. It helps to find more functional responses to difficult situations. Insights, clarification and healthy development sometimes require a safe distance.

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