Fields of activities:
|» Cultural studies |
» Other social sciences
|» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics) |
» Health sciences
» Social work
Brief description of your activity focus
Our main focus is prevention research, resilience as well as organizational and quality development in educational institutions (kindergarten, school)
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Expertisepromotion of resilience
promotion of mental health
competence based teaching in early childhood education degree programs
cooperation with parents in early childhood education institutions
designing formal and informal educational processes
The Centre for Childhood and Adolescence Research (ZfKJ) provides research, praxis counselling and further education in the following areas:
Early Childhood Education
Psychotherapy with children and adolescents.
The general objectives of the ZfKJ are
to promote health and a healthy environment for children, adolescents and adults
to develop praxis in the field of psychosocial work in order to improve children’s and adolescents’ participation in social life
Thus, the ZfKJ works according to the following principles:
promotion of empowerment
focus on prevention
consideration of cultural diversity and gender imbalances
praxis research through direct involvement of clients.
Our special concern is to link research, praxis as well as teaching and education. Therefore, the ZfKJ systematically practices the transfer of research results into praxis through publications, symposia and further education.
The ZfKJ does basic and applied research in multi-perspective, multimodal designs, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The spectrum of ZfKJ research activities also covers
research in education & communication.
Pilot project: “STRONG – Supportive tools for resilient, open-minded and non-violent grass-root work at schools” (Feb 2011 – Jan 2013; funded by European Commission within Daphne III programme).
Comparative European study: „Implementation and evaluation of quality criteria for the professional support of violent children and young people” (Jan 2009 – Dec 2010; funded by European Commission within Daphne III programme).
Programme evaluation: “Prevention of social exclusion – promotion of mental health in early childhood education institutions in deprived areas” (Sept 2008 – Sept 2010; funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
development of prevention and intervention programmes in the areas of early childhood education and youth welfare (e.g. resilience promotion courses, anti-violence-training)
consulting for early childhood education and youth welfare institutions
initiating innovation processes in early childhood education
development of competence based teaching in early childhood education degree programs
providing further education programs in the areas of early childhood education and youth welfare (e.g. professional support for violent young people)
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
|Project Title||Avoiding exclusion by reinforcing prevention - Promotion of mental health in early childhood institutions in deprived areas|
|Specific Theme||Promotion of resilience with disadvantaged families|
|Project Type||Other (International)|
|Project Title||Supportive tools for resilient, openminded and non-violent grassroot-work in schools|
|Acronym||STRONG (Daphne III project, 2011-2013)|
|Specific Theme||Violence prevention, resilience promotion in schools|
|Project Type||Other (International)|
|Project Title||Comparative European Study: „Implementation and evaluation of quality criteria for the professional support of violent children and young people”|
|Acronym||(Daphne III programme, 2008-2010)|
|Specific Theme||Professional development of employees working with violent children/adolescents|
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Fröhlich-Gildhoff, K. & Rönnau-Böse, M. (2009). Resilienz. München: Reinhardt.
Fröhlich-Gildhoff, K., Wigger, A., Lecaplain, P., Svensson,O. & Stelmaszuk, Z.W. (2008). Professional support for violent young people. Results of a comparative European study. Freiburg: FEL.
Fröhlich-Gildhoff, K. & Nentwig-Gesemann, I. (Hrsg.) (2009). Forschung in der Frühpädagogik II. Freiburg: FEL.
Kraus-Gruner, G., Rönnau, M., Fröhlich-Gildhoff, K. & Füssinger, E. (2008). Violence Prevention in the Educational Institution „Kindergarten“ – Pre-study. Present approaches and Development Possibilities. Freiburg: FEL.
Rönnau-Böse, M. & Fröhlich-Gildhoff, K. (2009). The Promotion of Resilience: A Person-Centered Perspective of Prevention in Early- Childhood Institutions. In: Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. Journal of the World Association of Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling.