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Nationwide Institute for right-wing extremism and family

Best practice Family support

The nationwide Institute for right-wing extremism and family is a counselling office for parents whose children are in a right-wing extremism movement or are in danger to get into such scene. It is also a counselling office for professionals who are confronted with right-wing families. We offer parental and relatives counselling and counselling for professionals. Furthermore we offer for these professionals supervision, coaching and a training program.

We also support districts and regions in initialisation parental and family counselling in their districts. Counselling in context family means, that we are the address for professionals which are confronted with right wing families. For example these are employees in youth welfare services like Kindergarten or youth service Committee).

The main topics we are working on are socialisation and family:

  • formation of neo-Nazi affinities in the system family
  • the contexts of family socialisation and attitude formation
  • effects of prejudice and discrimination in parents behaviour and attitude formation from children
  • neo-Nazi education: socialisation in neo-Nazi parental homes 
  • legal issues in child endangerment, especially when one partner wants to go out of the right wing scene and the custody has to be managed

Besides this gender and right-wing extremism is a topic of the institute: Gender constructions in neo-Nazi subculture and the importance for the internal cohesion. Above all one of the priorities in the nationwide institute is the networking with youth and social work structures. We create concepts for lectures and trainings for professionals (youth welfare services, police, justice, schools, clubs, communities). We cooperate with University and state education for qualified youth or child care workers to qualify them in dealing with right wing families.

Contact details:

Weg zum Krähenberg 33a
28201 Bremen

Lisa Hempel
Tel: (+49) 0421/6927213

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