Moki describes the prevention approach that the city of Monheim takes. Child and youth welfare work in Monheim is being systematically restructured – away from reacting to deficits, towards prevention in the form of active management and planning. At the heart of all the efforts is the child and his or her development.
The Moki concept accompanies children from birth to education. Tailored to suit challenging social circumstances, the concept also serves to support families when a child transitions to other educational institutions to help parents and give children a boost as early as possible.
In order to achieve lasting success in the educational work done, there are qualified specialists across all providers and an established network of numerous cooperation partners.
The following support and counseling programs are examples of the concepts of the Moki prevention chain:
In the Moki cafés, family midwives and social educationalists provide advice and support on all health-related issues related to pregnancy, birth and the first developmental steps of babies and toddlers. If need be, further support and assistance services can be arranged.
In parent cafés at selected daycare centers (the Moki family centers), parents can talk about their worries and needs. External counselors often visit the centers. With the help of additional educators, children receive targeted support so that they can start school without any problems.
In all schools, school social workers and school psychologists give advice to children, young people, parents and teachers. Multi-professional teams work in the schools to help each child be successful at school.
The services offered by the Jugendberufshilfe (Youth Vocational Assistance) and Jugendberufsagentur (Youth Vocational Agency) help young people to make the transition from school to working life.
Parents, children and young people receive advice and support in the event of crises and emergencies from the Erziehungsberatung (Parenting Advice Service) and the Bereich Kinder, Jugend und Familie (Children, Youth and Family Department).
To safeguard the welfare of children, recreational facilities, clubs, associations, schools and daycare centers have developed holistic protection concepts. Colleagues can consult around 30 child protection specialists. Facilities in which protection concepts have been introduced are awarded the quality seal “Gemeinsam aktiv für Rechte von Kindern und Jugendlichen” (“Active together for the rights of children and young people”).
Students of the 6th grade of the Peter-Ustinov-Gesamtschule, a comprehensive school, presented their personal experiences with Mo.Ki in a video they made themselves with professional assistance. It is entitled “Mo.Ki III – mit vielen kleinen Schritten zum Super-Mo.Ki!“ (“Mo.Ki III – many small steps to Super Mo.Ki!”).