TEACHING THE TRAINERS
About the concept
The resource-oriented trauma pedagogy is divided into several phases: Stabilization phase, realization of the traumatic experience, grief work, re-integration of the traumatic experience.
In this project to stabilize the youngsters it's the main goal. Individual care at this point seems impossible, facing thousands of children and adolescents with urgent need for therapy in the camps. But it is possible to build a stable foundation, the prerequisite to participate in educational opportunities and daily life in general. Not all children and young people have been traumatized in a strict sense.
However, they are all hopeless, uprooted, displaced, disturbed and disillusioned by their experiences and their apparent unforeseeable temporal stay in the camps. Therefore, the resource-oriented therapy is also effective and beneficial there where it's all about the relief of bleakness of everyday life in the camp and a refugee's daily life in general. At this point, the trainers can start to lead a group of other youngsters, direct and help them help themselves.
This is a project and cooperation
Art Anywhere Association, Mardin, Turkey
Goethe-Institut Istanbul, Turkey
Die Stelzer, Landsberg am Lech, Germany