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Background

Every year, millions of children experience traumatic events. Most of them have to cope with their experiences and memories on their own. Even after years have passed, such unresolved traumata can evoke symptoms that profoundly disturb the development of children and adolescents.

By providing stabilizing actions on the basis of Waldorf education, emergency pedagogy tries to aid traumatized children and adolescents in war zones and disaster areas, by providing ways to process the traumatizing experiences. At long sight, these emergency pedagogic interventions help prevent potential long-term post-traumatic stress disorders. Find out more about our work in emergency pedagogic interventions on the following pages.

How was the emergency pedagogic team founded? On the following pages we will answer this question and provide you with general information on the history of the Friends. continue

Copyright Johannes Portner

What is a ‘trauma’ and how does it impact a child or an adolescent? Find out more about the course of a trauma and its possible consequences. continue

Copyright Christiaan Liedorp

Would you like to have an insight into the basic structure of emergency pedagogy? On the following pages you will find our concept in various languages. continue

Emergency pedagogy uses various Waldorf educational instruments. On the following pages you will find more details on the instruments. continue

News

  • +++ 01.03.2017 +++

    Mission in Nepal

    Aid for traumatised children

    After the devastating earthquake, multiple missions were carried out in 2015 and 2016 in Nepal. In 2017 a team was once again on location in order to work with children and aid workers. Read more.

  • +++ 13.03.2017 +++

    Emergency Pedagogy Mission in East Africa Planned

    Two years after the last mission, a team will once again travel to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 in order to support children and adolescents. For many years now, the conflicts in the Gaza-Strip have rarely calmed down; the residents are subject to on-going tensions and need help. continue

  • +++ 13.03.2017 +++

    REGISTRATION: Emergency Pedagogy Annual Conference

    WAR, RUINS, & TRAUMATA

    The emergency pedagogy department invites all interested parties to their annual conference from June 9th to 11th, to delve more deeply into the topic of man-made disasters and their consequences for children and adolescents. Read more.

    REGISTER DIRECTLY HERE

     

     

  • +++ 10.03.2017 +++

    "arrive_progress" with Aktion Mensch

    Aktion Mensch is financing the project “ankommen_weiterkommen” (arrive_progress): At the Parzival-Centre, pedagogical offerings for unaccompanied minor refugees—but also for Karlsruhe teenagers—are given outside of lessons. The goal is to promote personality development, social learning, career orientation, as well as intercultural exchange. 

  • +++ 11.05.2016 +++

    Educador: Emergency Pedagogy Aid

    On April 16th, 2016 Ecuador was shaken by a devastating earthquake. Many aftershocks followed and left people continually frozen in fear. From May 2nd to 17th 2016 an emergency pedagogy intervention team from the Friends of Waldorf Education is on the ground in order to support traumatised people and train local pedagogues.

 

Friends of Waldorf Education

Emergency Pedagogy
Office Karlsruhe
Neisser Str. 10
76139 Karlsruhe
Germany
Tel +49 (0)721 354806-144
Fax +49 (0)721 354806-180
notfallpaedagogik[at]freunde-waldorf.de

 

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