Freiburg: The prevention strategy “Communities That Care” is bearing fruit in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district – the youth welfare office presented the results of a comprehensive online survey of pupils from 13 schools

The communal prevention strategy “Communities That Care” is bearing fruit in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district. This was shown in the context of an online conference with almost 60 participants from politics, municipalities, schools and other actors from the field of prevention. The youth welfare office of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district office presented the results of a comprehensive online survey of more than 1,500 schoolchildren from 13 schools aged 12-17 years.

The survey shows what strengthens children and young people in the district and what stress they are exposed to. In this way, the so-called protection and risk factors are analyzed and made visible. The results, along with additional secondary data, serve as the basis for recommendations for action.

One result is that family cohesion plays an important role in the healthy upbringing of children and young people in the district. A risk factor is the consent of their respective friends to antisocial behavior and drug use. There are also numerous other positive aspects. Mayor Tobias Link from Löffingen, one of the “Communities That Care” model municipalities in the district, emphasized: “The mere fact that students participated in the survey contributed to raising awareness. City administration and the local council are behind the project. It has created more togetherness ”.

Frederik Groeger-Roth, as an expert in the implementation of Communities That Care from the Lower Saxony Prevention Council, added: “It requires clear goals that can be measured and checked. Not all programs are effective, so you need a positive list of programs that we know will work. ”It contains a variety of evaluated and effective prevention programs. Furthermore, the youth welfare office offers the communities and schools concrete support in the form of prevention programs.

AOK Baden-Württemberg will financially support prevention projects in connection with “Communities That Care” in the district over the next three years Fabian Singler, health manager at AOK, is convinced that “preventive action with evaluated instruments is the basis for successful prevention. Communities That Care coincides with the strategy of the AOK Baden-Württemberg to further develop prevention effectively and in a future-oriented manner. “

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The prevention strategy “Communities That Care” has been established in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district since 2018. The Auridis Foundation finances a coordination point in the district office to support this. So far, secondary schools from Breisach, Ehrenkirchen, Ihringen, Kirchzarten, Löffingen, March, Müllheim and Stegen have participated.The next online survey in December 2021 will include pupils from Bad Krozingen, Gundelfingen, Hartheim, Neuchâtel, Titisee-Neustadt and Umkirch Participate for the first time.

Other interested municipalities, people and secondary schools from the district can contact the CTC coordinator of the district office directly, by phone at 0761 2187-2611 or by email at [email protected]

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