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Tool Information

Settings: Education
MHP Steps: Implementation
Country of Origin: Germany
Languages: German
URL: Click here for Tool Website
Publication Information:

Krause, Ch. (2009). Das Ich-bin-ich-Programm. Selbstwertstärkung im Kindergarten mit Pauline und Emil. Berlin: Cornelsen Scriptor.

Evaluation: Yes
Available Formats: Paper Based
Free: Yes
Restrictions on Use: No
Tool Focus: Individual and Organisation
Tool Type: Educational/Training

Tool Description

The program is based on the concept of salutogenesis by Aaron Antonovsky. Its aim is to promote the self-worth of children and their sense of belonging within a group. A polar bear and an elephant are accompanying the children during the „health-days“. They learn together how to recognize and to use their own strengths, they exercise caring for themselves and accepting others as well as resolving conflicts non-violently. The program consists of eight modules which include two to six „health days“. Each day can be planned individually, situationally and contextually. One I-am-me-day usually takes about two hours. The program addresses children of the age between 5 and 7 years who will attend school in the upcoming two years. The program includes time tables and materials. These materials can be used and modified according to individual needs. Exercises, graphs and Photostats are prepared for use without any further qualifications needed.

Tool Characteristics

Application in the Field: General use in one country
Tool mainly used in: Germany
Stage of Development: Well established
Evaluation and Research: Studies/Technical Data available
Beneficiary Involvement in Design: Active participation clearly described

Evaluation Description

The process-evaluation is available. The promotional program was tested by the Pedagogical Department of the University in Göttingen between 2006 and 2009. Over this time it was tested in approx. 20 kindergarten groups. The I am Me Program is a child- and needs-oriented training. It supports the children's individual development and assists in attaining positive relations in a safe environment. It supports the daily work of educators. Most of the educators who have worked with the program for about a year continue to use it so that most of the children in the institution get to know this program. The effect-evaluation is in process.

Contact Details

Contact Name: Dr. Christina Krause
Organisation Name: Kess e.V.
Address: Hasenwinkel 43a, Göttingen
Postal Code: 37079
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49 551 980113, +49 551 50969291

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