Educational Goal Attainment in Youth Welfare


Youth Welfare, Educational Goal Attainment, Quality Assurance, Help Planning, Participation

Project Management

  • Profilbild von Prof. Dr. med. Jörg M. Fegert

    Prof. Dr. med. Jörg M. Fegert

    Ärztlicher Direktor der Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie/Psychotherapie

  • Profilbild von Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Ferdinand Keller

    Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Ferdinand Keller

Project Terms

since 2004

Background & Aim of the Project

The aim of the project is the development, ongoing evaluation and optimization of an internet-supported instrument for determining the attainment of educational goals in (partially) in-patient youth welfare. These tools ('PädZi') are intended to provide the opportunity to collect and document information for each participating child/adolescent or young adult which is relevant for the planning, implementation and monitoring of assistance and measures. The instrument is intended to support socio-educational specialists in structuring help processes, promoting participation and transparency and thus contributing to the quality assurance of youth welfare measures.

Description of the Project

The instrument 'PädZi' was developed in close cooperation with the CJD (Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschland e.V.) and contains questionnaires for formulating and checking individual goals, for recording social competencies, health-related quality of life, emotional and behavioral disorders and client satisfaction as well as evaluation functions on a level of individual cases and groups. In a pilot project, the feasibility and practicability of 'PädZi' in everyday pedagogical life was shown. Subsequently, 'PädZi' was introduced throughout Germany as a quality assurance instrument in the institutions of child and youth welfare of the CJD. Training courses for socio-educational specialists and expert workshops are held regularly to further develop and optimize the instrument. Data on goal attainment and the effectiveness of the measures carried out on an institutional and organizational level are regularly evaluated and published in scientific journals.

Publications and created materials

Kleinrahm, R., Keller, F., Fegert, J.M., Bartelworth, C. & Kaiser, U. (2012). Individuelle Fallsteuerung auf Gruppen- und Einrichtungsebene: Möglichkeiten mit PädZi. EREV Evangelische Jugendhilfe, 89(4), 224-236.

Kleinrahm, R., Keller, F., Lutz, K., Kölch, M., & Fegert, J. M. (2013). Assessing change in the behavior of children and adolescents in youth welfare institutions using goal attainment scaling. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 7(1), 33.

Möhrle, B., Dölitzsch, C., Fegert, J.M., & Keller, F. (2016). Verhaltensauffälligkeiten und Lebensqualität bei männlichen unbegleiteten minderjährigen Flüchtlingen in Jugendhilfeeinrichtungen in Deutschland. Kindheit und Entwicklung, 25, 204-215

Contact Address

Funded by:

Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschland e. V. (CJD)