General parenting skills

FISP offers information and discussion events about the topics listed below. These events are based on the films of the same name by Sibilla Schuh. The information events are run by trained moderators with a migrant background.


Learning — is it child’s play?
Children discover the world through play. Children who are supported and encouraged at an early stage in their development experience much fewer problems later on. How can parents support and encourage their children’s learning progress and healthy development on an everyday basis?

No boundaries. Growing up in the consumer society
Where do children and young people growing up in the modern consumer society need boundaries for protection and orientation? Where do they need freedom and support in order to develop self-confidence and a sense of responsibility?

Building bridges
In the family, crèche, kindergarten, school and leisure time, children sometimes encounter different rules, values and relationship models. At times, this can be confusing and overwhelming. The film shows parents of children of all ages how to bring together on a daily basis the different worlds in which their children grow up.

Strength for life. Preventing addiction in the family.
This film shows how parents and other authoritative persons can strengthen their children and help them grow up in a healthy way. Important factors for preventing addiction include strengthening self-esteem, setting binding rules, a good family atmosphere, etc.


Target group and settings

The events are aimed at migrants, particularly parents. They take place within a public framework. Possible venues / settings include:
Integration projects, language schools, migrant associations and organisations, meeting places and centres, religious establishments and organisations, social institutions and participants from the educational and social spheres.


Languages offered

The events can be offered in German and other languages. At present, these are the following languages.

  • German
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian / Croatian / Serbian
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Czech
  • Turkish



Service agreement with the Institut für Epidemiologie, Biostatistik und Prävention der Universität Zürich