Our counseling services

In two projects we can currently offer counseling on various topics and phenomena as well as for different addressees: The Fachstelle für Rechtsextremismusprävention (fa:rp) provides help and support in dealing with various phenomena of right-wing extremism. It counsels and accompanies institutions and professionals in youth welfare and schools throughout Germany. It also advises other multipliers on prevention measures and pedagogical interventions. The veritas counseling center, on the other hand, addresses those affected by conspiracy narratives. In addition to environmental counseling for people who believe in conspiracies, veritas offers counseling for professionals in child and youth welfare on issues of child welfare.

fa:rp: Prevention of and pedagogical intervention in right-wing extremist phenomena

The Fachstelle Rechtsextremismusprävention (fa:rp) provides counseling on all youth welfare and school-related matters concerning right-wing extremism and accompanies further processes of pedagogical prevention and intervention practice. By telephone, e-mail and online, the staff of the specialist unit will discuss your concerns with you and work with you to identify suitable preventive and interventive steps for action. If necessary, they can also recommend other suitable offices in your area and provide materials for dealing with inhuman and anti-democratic attitudes. The counseling is free of charge.
You can reach the specialist office by e-mail at kontakt@farp.online. You can find the entire range of services offered by the Fachstelle at farp.online.

veritas: Support for the environment of people who believe in conspiracies

Do you feel burdened because people in your environment are spreading conspiracy ­narratives? veritas - the counseling center for those affected by conspiracy narratives - offers free, confidential, individual case-oriented and, if necessary, anonymous counseling in these cases. The counseling can take place by telephone, e-mail, a secure video tool, or in veritas' counseling ­rooms in Berlin. In this way, veritas aims to alleviate the suffering of those affected and, under certain circumstances, to enable them to re-establish a relationship with the person concerned. In addition to counseling families and the environment of people who believe in conspiracies, veritas also supports professionals in whose everyday life - whether with clients or colleagues - conspiracy narratives play a role. In addition, the counseling center can be contacted by teachers and school social workers who notice changes in everyday school life. Our veritas colleagues also advise child and youth welfare professionals on questions of child welfare in the context of conspiracy narratives in accordance with §8a SGB VIII.
You can reach the counseling center by e-mail at kontakt@veritas-beratung.de. You can learn more about the work of veritas at veritas-beratung.de/counseling.html.

Child Welfare in Families with Islamist or Salafist Characteristics: Guidance for Youth Welfare Offices and for Child and Youth Welfare Services

Child and youth welfare professionals are increasingly confronted with children and adolescents growing up in Islamist or Salafist families. In such cases, the lifestyles and actions of parents, siblings or close relatives are usually accompanied by typical extremist ways of thinking and behaving, which can also shape their upbringing. This poses new challenges for professionals in the youth welfare offices, because they find themselves in an area of tension between religious freedom, children's rights and parents' rights. For this reason, cultures interactive e.V., together with the SOCLES International Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Turkish Community of Schleswig-Holstein, has produced an orientation guide for youth welfare offices. It provides information on the social and legal basis for dealing with Islamist or Salafist families and shows options for action based on case studies. In addition, the brochure provides information on previous case law and points out possible pitfalls, as well as special features for families of so-called returnees. The handout focuses on questions of child welfare risks.