Improving life skills and protective factors

If children learn early on how to handle different situations it has a positive influence on their whole life.
There are things that empower children and help them to deal with difficult situations. For example a positive self-esteem, good self-confidence and various skills, such as being able to communicate, argue, solve problems and many more. These protective factors help children when they are faced with challenges.


FISP provides information and discussion events on the subjects below. The aim is to strengthen children's life skills and protective factors.
The information events are run by trained intercultural mediators, mainly in migrants’ groups or their organisations, usually in the migrants’ mother tongue.


Learning – child’s play?
How can parents help their children’s daily learning progress and support their healthy development? Children discover the world through play. Children who are supported and encouraged early in their development have fewer problems later in life, for example at school.
spielende Kinder
Without limits? Growing up in the consumer society
When do children and teenagers need boundaries to protect and guide them as they grow up in our modern, consumer-oriented society? When do they need freedom or support in order to develop their self-confidence and sense of personal responsibility?
Building bridges
Whether within with the family, at daycare, kindergarten or school or during their leisure time, children are confronted with different types of rules, values and relationship models. This can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. This film shows parents with children of all ages how they can reconcile and navigate the different worlds in which their children are growing up.
Strength for life. Preventing addiction in the family.
This film shows how parents and other authoritative persons can strengthen their children and help them grow up in a healthy way. Important factors for preventing addiction include strengthening self-esteem, setting binding rules, a good family atmosphere, etc.
Learning opportunities for children up to the age of 4
Early learning support is important for a child’s healthy development and to help prevent problems later in life. Which daily learning opportunities can parents and other caregivers offer their children?
How do I support my child in handling money?
When a child learns how to handle money in early childhood, they are less likely later on to become shopping addicts or to fall into a debt trap. What information should be available to parents to ensure their child is able to handle money well later on? Which strategies and tips are available that support parents with this? What hints and tips are available for giving pocket money? How do you work out a budget?
Mutter und Tochter
How to deal with conflict well
Conflict occurs in every family. What is needed to be able to deal with conflict well without the situation escalating? How can parents help their children with this? What is helpful for parents?


Target group and settings

The events are aimed at migrants, especially parents. Possible venues/settings include:
Clubs, associations and informal migrants’ groups, meeting places, integration projects, language schools, meeting centres and educational and social organisations and social institutions.