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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

Learn more about the three pillars of our missions: the work with children and adolescents, the work with local pedagogues, and work with parents. continue.

Emergency pedagogy uses various Waldorf educational methods. You can read more about these methods here.

News

  • +++ 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

 

Friends of Waldorf Education

Emergency Pedagogy
Office Karlsruhe
Parzivalstraße 2b
76139 Karlsruhe
Germany
Tel +49 (0)721 20111-144
Fax +49 (0)721 20111-180
notfallpaedagogik[at]freunde-waldorf.de

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