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Annual Emergency Pedagogic Conference 2019

PROGRAM (subject to change)

From June 20-23, 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 souls of children", we will focus on the basis of emergency pedagogy at our next annual conference. In addition to lectures, workshops are offered in which practical experience can be gained. Furthermore, the conference offers the possibility to go into the exchange with other participants. Interested parties will soon be able to register.


Speakers 2019

Annette Junge-Schepermann
is a certified psychologist, clinical psychologist, analytical art therapist and anthroposophical psychotherapist (DtGAP). She works as a depth-psychologically oriented child psychologist and child and youth trauma therapist (PITT-Kid/IPKJ, pentagram trauma therapy) in an anthroposophically oriented psychotherapeutic practice in Hamburg-Bergstedt and for the child and youth psychiatric service in Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Lecture: "When I grow up, I want to become a paediatrician".
Short-term trauma therapy of a refugee child (pentagram trauma therapy)

Dr. Andreas Krüger
is a specialist in child and youth psychiatry and psychotherapy as well as couple and family therapist. He focuses on children, young people and families who have developed psychological and other problems under extreme stress. As a senior physician at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, he built up and managed the trauma outpatient clinic for children, adolescents and their families. Together with Luise Reddemann, he developed the PITT-KID trauma therapy concept for children and adolescents. He is also the initiator of the Ankerland therapy, counselling and information centre. The Ankerland Association is dedicated to helping severely traumatised children, adolescents, young adults and young unaccompanied refugees.
Lecture: Overcoming the consequences of trauma: Together with children and adolescents, recognizing, understanding and healing psychological injuries.

Martin Straube
has been an anthroposophic physician for over 30 years. Prior to that, he ran one of the largest HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in Pforzheim, worked as a school doctor at three Waldorf schools in the Ruhr area and was also a lecturer at the Institute for Curative Education Teacher Training in Witten and at the Ita Wegman Education Centre in Wuppertal. He worked for 10 years in Commission C at the Federal Health Office (now Federal Office for Drugs) as an expert for the approval of anthroposophic drugs. In addition to lectures and seminars on anthroposophic medicine, he has travelled several times on emergency educational missions.
Lecture: When the biography tears apart - the consequences of the trauma up to the extinction of the life motivation

Prof. Dr. phil. Harald Karutz
was born in 1975 and is the father of two children. The qualified pedagogue and emergency paramedic has been working for over 15 years in the psychosocial emergency care of children and adolescents who have experienced a wide variety of accidents. At the Medical School Hamburg he is Professor for Emergency and Rescue Management and at the same time Head of the Emergency Pedagogical Institute in Essen.
Lecture: Child and Catastrophe: Current findings from the KiKat research project

Dr. Christian Schopper
After studying medicine in Tübingen, Dr. Christian Schopper completed his specialist training in neurology, psychotherapy and psychiatry. From 1994 until today he held various management positions in the field of psychology and neuromedicine. He holds a teaching position for anthroposophic medicine at the University of Zurich in the Department of Naturopathy. In addition to his extensive publishing and lecturing activities at home and abroad, he accompanied an emergency pedagogical mission of the Friends of Waldorf Education in the Gaza Strip.
Lecture: How resilience develops in childhood and adolescence - newer results and their application

Dipl.-Psych. Thomas Weber
is Managing Director of the Center for Trauma and Conflict Management (ZTK) GmbH. Development of an interdisciplinary concept of medium-term after-care for victims of violence and accidents and after so-called major loss events. Head of the medium- and long-term psychological aftercare after the Winnenden and Emsdetten amok runs and an aircraft crash. Support of an aid organisation worldwide in the field of stress management and aftercare after traumatic experiences. Operations in crisis regions worldwide. Further training in institutions and administrations on topics of psychotraumatology, emergency and crisis management, etc..
Lecture: Crisis Management and Medium-Term Psychosocial Aftercare after Major Damages - Concept of Structural Interdisciplinary Aftercare

Hermann Saur
is deacon and leader of the emergency pastoral care in the archdiocese Munich and Freising. He is involved in 'KIT-München', an institution where acutely psychologically traumatised people are cared for by the rescue service. In the last ten years he has repeatedly worked for federal authorities when German citizens abroad are affected, e.g. when the Germanwings plane crashed in the French Alps, in Paris after the terrorist attacks or on Giglio after the accident of a cruise ship. In the train accident in Bad Aibling, he was in charge of the psychosocial emergency care on site. For the emergency services of the voluntary fire brigades in the district of Munich, he works as a pastoral counsellor..
Lecture: The psychosocial acute care at the amok run in Munich on 22.7.2016

Bernd Ruf
is a special and Waldorf teacher and co-founder of the Freie Waldorfschule Karlsruhe as well as co-founder and headmaster of the Parzival Competence Centre for Education. In addition to his international lecturing and seminar activities, he has been involved in various committees and organisations for the promotion of Waldorf education since 1993. Since 1987 he has also been the managing director of the Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiner e.V. (Friends of Waldorf Education). In 2006, he was also responsible for the development and management of emergency pedagogy (crisis interventions in war and disaster regions). In numerous international missions children all over the world can be supported in coping with their traumatic experiences. In autumn 2014 Bernd Ruf also initiated the admission, accompaniment and schooling of unaccompanied minor refugees at the Parzival Centre in Karlsruhe, where he also set up an emergency pedagogical outpatient clinic.
Lecture: Soul tsunamis: Specific aspects of anthroposophical emergency pedagogy for children and adolescents in catastrophes



  • 330 € regular fee (incl. full board without breakfast)
  • 290 €reduced fee fpr payment until 10.05.2019 (incl. full board without breakfast)
  • 170 € reduced fee(pupils, students, pensioners, unemployed persons and participants in interventions, incl. full board without breakfast)
  • 50 € bed and breakfast, ONLY in connection with a participation fee (collective accommodation with own sleeping bag & sleeping mat)

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