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During natural catastrophes and armed conflicts the external infrastructure collapses. Emergency aid measures, for example the delivery of clean drinking water, food, medicine, blankets, and tents, are important for the survival of the affected persons and are provided by numerous organisations in the area of humanitarian aid. The emergency pedagogy of the Friends of Waldorf Education provides in this context pedagogical first aid for traumatised children and adolescents. In the psycho-social sector, it offers a non confrontational, pedagogical approach, which supports and promotes the processing process.

During emergency pedagogy crisis interventions, professionals from pedagogical, therapeutic, and medical professions contribute their skills on a volunteer basis. The three focal points of emergency pedagogy:

1. The work with traumatised children and adolescent

The focus of emergency pedagogy crisis interventions is the psycho-social stabilisation of traumatised children and adolescents. At every mission a rhythmitised, structured daily routine is introduced. In structured play times, in free play, and in periods of creative-artistic design the self healing powers are set free and activated.

2. Multiplier Training (Capacity Building)

The cooperation with local professionals includes theoretical and practical elements. On the theoretical level local colleagues are introduced to traumatology and emergency pedagogy. The training units are supplemented with theoretical and practical methods for conveying knowledge.

3. Parent Advising

In order to establish sustainable emergency pedagogy interventions, it is important to include parents in the work and at the same time to support them in dealing with trauma related changes in their children’s behaviour.

Acute missions take place soon after a catastrophe occurs. The focus of these missions is the pedagogical work with affected children and adolescents. continue.

In situations where children must live long term in difficult conditions, for example refugee camps, we try to build child protection centres. At these centres children have a daily contact point. continue

In order to be able to react quickly in case of a crisis, the Friends of Waldorf Education offers training and seminars worldwide in the area of emergency pedagogy. continue

News

  • +++ 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

  • +++ 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 +++

    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

     

     

  • +++ 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.

  • +++ 10.05.2016 +++

    8th Mission in Northern Iraq

    From April 22nd to May 6th, an emergency pedagogy team traveled to Kurdistan-Iraq for the 8th time. The focus of the mission was the work with children in the refugee camp and the further training of local pedagogues.

Friends of Waldorf Education

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

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