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“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary”

– Gerard Way

The Superhero Academy helps children and youngsters to a better future
by stregthening their resilience in a trauma-informed way.

Many children and youngsters grow up under drastic circumstances

such as conflict, having to flee, abuse and poverty.


They are faced with anxiety, deteriorating mental health

and often the loss of security, opportunity or even hope for 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:

Team training for

For teams working within NGOs, education, youth care and (mental) healthcare

Collaboration in
project or program

For organizations with projects, programs and/or policies aimed at children or youngsters

Group training for
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

  • Experiencing successes

  • 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

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