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Emergency Pedagogy

Emergency pedagogic interventions of the Friends are addressed at psychologically traumatized children and adolescents in war zones and disaster areas. Emergency pedagogy helps stabilize affected individuals psychologically and socially. This is done by supporting them in their efforts to process the traumatizing events, and thereby integrate them into their own biography. Through the activation of the body‘s self healing powers, possible long-term post-traumatic stress disorders can be minimized or avoided altogether. Our emergency pedagogic interventions are based on conceptions of Waldorf education and closely related therapeutic instruments.


On the following pages you will find details on the origins of emergency pedagogy, an introduction to the term ‘trauma’, emergency pedagogic concepts, as well as a selection of our of methods. continue




The overarching aim of emergency pedagogy is the psycho-social stabilization of children and adolescents in disaster areas. On the following pages you will find an overview of our assignments. continue




Because the infra-structure has collapsed, working in disaster areas is cost-intensive. Your nonmaterial and financial support helps us to respond fast and effective when disaster strikes. continue




On the following pages we provide an overview of press releases on our emergency pedagogic interventions abroad, including our closing reports and press reviews. continue




  • +++ 18.11.2018 +++

    Disaster in Indonesia

    The severe earthquake and tsunami in October brought death and destruction to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.  In order to support the traumatised people in coming to terms with their experiences, an emergency education mission took place in the crisis region in November. more

  • +++ 01.11.2018 +++

    Help for the Philipines

    A team of the emergency pedagogy flies from 27.09. to 08.10. to the Philippines. Together with four local colleagues they will support the victims of the typhoon "Mangkhut". The storm caused serious damage in the Philippines and cost the lives of many people. Landslides and mudslides further aggravate the situation. more

  • +++ 10.11.2018 +++

    Mission in Gaza

  • +++ 13.07.2018 +++

    NOTE: Annual Emergency Pedagogy Conference 2019

    From 20 to 23 June 2019, the eighth annual emergency pedagogical conference will take place in the premises of the Parzival Centre in Karlsruhe.
    Under the title "Emergency pedagogy - How pedagogy can help injured (children's) souls", we will focus on the basis of emergency pedagogy at our next annual conference.

    Program and further information


Donations Account

GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
BLZ 430 609 67
Account 800 800 700
IBAN DE06 4306 0967 0800 8007 00
Keyword "Notfallpädagogik"

Friends of Waldorf Education

Emergency Pedagogy
Office Karlsruhe
Parzivalstraße 2b
76139 Karlsruhe
Ph: +49 (0)721 20111-144
Fax: +49 (0)721 20111-180

The Friends of Waldorf Education have been recognized as a charitable organisation by the German Tax Office and is thereby exempt from corporate taxes, meaning your donation to our organisation is tax-deductable.  

Registry Number: VR 2806
District Court Stuttgart
Certificate of tax exemption from 19.12.2011

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