“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary”
– Gerard Way
The Superhero Academy helps children and youngsters to a better future
by finding their resilience in a trauma-informed way.
Many children and youngsters grow up under drastic circumstances
such as conflict, having to flee, poverty, abuse and Covid-19.
They are faced with anxiety, deteriorating mental health
and often the loss of security, opportunity or even faith in a better future.
These often traumatic events have a negative effect on the development of young people: on their functioning and the society in which they live.
Training and advice in empowering (traumatized) youth
for their optimal development.
The Superhero Academy offers national and international training and advice in empowering (traumatized) children and youngsters, through:
For teams working within NGOs, education, youth care and (mental) healthcare
project or program
For organizations with projects, programs and/or policies aimed at children or youngsters
children & youngsters
For children and young people in schools, refugee camps, community centers and asylum seekers' centers
Strengthening resilience improves mental health. Through professionals -or directly with children and youngsters themselves - resilience is increased by:
Understanding (the effects of) trauma
Strengthening self-knowledge, self-awareness and self-regulation
Activating social networks
Strengthening the identity
Improving communication skills
Learning to dream (again), future orientation
Increasing pleasure and happiness
Taking control and ownership of one's own life
Photo: Gustavo Ruben Valenzuela, edit: Arjan Bos