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.
Without the active support, commitment and community work of the local volunteers, emergency pedagogy would not exist.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Learn more about the three pillars of our missions: the work with children and adolescents, the work with local pedagogues, and work with parents.Learn more
Emergency pedagogy uses various Waldorf educational methods. You can read more about these methods.Learn more