chapter  14
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Final Word on the Function of Psychodrama with Children

Many schools of philosophy have characterized human beings as Homo sapiens. Psychodrama with children is directed at supporting their self esteem, their self respect, and their respect for others like them. These qualities will help them to avoid falling prey to the siren calls, which invite them to false heroism, to become heroes not by sacrificing themselves to save or help others, but instead, by murdering other children, women, and adults, no matter whom, anyone who gets in their way. Psychodrama with children is a method that encourages every child to feel a sense of solidarity with others, in the sense of Adler's Gemeinschaftsgefühl, and today, it is being called upon to help prevent children in every country and from every background from succumbing to religious extremism or violent dehumanization.