“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary”
– Gerard Way
Photo by Milene van Arendonk
The Superhero Academy helps children and youngsters to a better future
by using a trauma-sensitive approach to find their resilience.
Many children and young people grow up under extreme circumstances such as conflict, having to flee, poverty, abuse and Covid-19.
They face anxiety, deteriorated mental health and often the loss of security, opportunities, or even the hope for a better future.
These often traumatic events have a negative effect on the development of youth, 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:
Increasing resilience improves mental health. Through professionals -or directly with the children and youngsters themselves- resilience is increased by means of:
Recognizing and understanding (the effects of) trauma
Strengthening self-knowledge, -awareness and -regulation
Activating social assistance systems
Strengthening the identity
Strengthening communication skills
(Weather) Learning to dream, future orientation
Increasing pleasure and happiness
Taking control and ownership of one's own life
Photo: Gustavo Ruben Valenzuela, edit: Arjan Bos