Aftercare for children’s and adolescents’ rehabilitation

The aim of the explorative study is to analyse the current demand and supply of aftercare for children’s and adolescents’ rehabilitation after the “Flexirentengesetz” came into effect.

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Status quo of aftercare for children’s and adolescents’ rehabilitation since the “Flexirentengesetz” – demand, existing possibilities and their current utilisation (naKiJU)

In 2016, an act of parliament (“Flexirentengesetz”) not only implied a new approach to flexible retirement models, but also strengthened the rehabilitation children and adolescents. In order to ensure treatment success, aftercare for children’s and adolescents’ medical rehabilitation was one of the measures to become a mandatory service by German pension fund (DRV).

The study aims to analyse the current demand and supply of such services in Germany. For this purpose, data routinely collected by DRV as well as existing aftercare possibilities will be examined. Furthermore, qualitative interviews and focus groups will take place with experts and people concerned to explore both the need for aftercare services and possible barriers that might deter children, adolescents or their families from claiming them.

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