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Dr. phil. Friedegard Föltz

Lecturer of Social Pedagogy | School of Social Sciences
Program Director B.A. Social Work
Head of Internship Office
Erasmus+ Coordinator

Dr. phil. Friedegard Föltz
Diplom-Sozialpädagogin (graduate social worker)Lecturer of Social Pedagogy | School of Social Sciences
Program Director B.A. Social Work
Head of Internship Office
Erasmus+ Coordinator

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Raum: LÜP 306 B
Telefon: +49 (0) 3921 916-189
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-189
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Academic Education

2015Completion of the Dissertation project in Humanities, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
1988–1990Master of Arts in Religion, Andrews University Michigan, USA
1987–1988Social Sciences and Arts, University of Bremen, Germany
1982–1986Diplom-Sozialpädagogik (equivalent to M.A. Social Pedagogy), University of Darmstadt and University of Bremen, Germany

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since 2016Program Director B.A. Social Work
since 2012Head of Internship Office
since 2010Lecturer of Social Pedagogy in the School of Social Sciences at Friedensau Adventist University, Head of Internship Office
2001–2010External lecturer at Friedensau Adventist University
since 2003Lecturer at the Center for Foster Families in Saxony-Anhalt, Bernburg and collaboration in the publication of a handbook for adoptive and foster parents in Saxony-Anhalt
Lecturer in the child and youth ministry of the church
Further education and honorary work
1992–1993Youth and social welfare work in Bremen, Germany
1986–1987Probationary year at the Office for Social Services and Hospital Social Service in Bremen, Germany

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  • Föltz, Friedegard (2021): Kinder mit Behinderungen in der Pflegekinderhilfe - Perspektiven und Herausforderungen Sozialer Elternschaft. [Children with disabilities in foster care - Perspectives and challenges of social parenting] Weinheim: Beltz Juventa
  • Friedegard Föltz (2020). Creating Normalcy - Foster Care for Children and Youth with Disabilities and Medical Fragility in Germany. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (peer reviewed) 11(4.1): 132–151. DOI: 10.18357/ijcyfs114202019942
  • Föltz, Friedegard (2017): Herstellung von Normalität - Mikrostudien zur Situation von Pflegemüttern und -vätern im Umgang mit besonderen Bedürfnissen von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Behinderung. [Creating normalcy: Microstudies on the situation of foster mothers and fathers in dealing with the special needs of children and youth with disabilities] (Dissertationsschrift Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg)
  • Machel, Friedegard (1990): Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt´s Theology of the Lord´s Supper in the Context of Luther´s Theology of the Eucharist. (M.A. These Andrews University, Michigan, USA)
  • Machel, Friedegard (1986): Depression in der zweiten Lebenshälfte – Behandlungsangebote für depressive Menschen im mittleren und höheren Lebensalter im stationären Bereich.  [Depression in the second half of life - treatment offers for depressive patients in middle and higher age in in-patient settings] (Diplomarbeit Hochschule Bremen)
  • Föltz, Friedegard (2017): Vielfalt wahrnehmen - Krankheit und Behinderung. [Perceiving diversity - illness and disability] Dialog, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau 2017 (Jan./März), S. 4-5
  • Föltz, Friedegard (2016): Luther, Karlstadt und das Abendmahl. [Luther, Karlstadt and the Lord's Supper] Dialog, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau 2016 (Okt./Dez.), S. 4-6
  • Föltz, Friedegard (2016): Ziele haben? Ziele verwirklichen? Dranbleiben! [Have goals? Realize goals? Keep at it!] Dialog, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau 2016 (Apr./Jun.), S. 4-5
  • Föltz, Friedegard/ Freitag, Matthias (2016): „Null Toleranz bei Misshandlung im Mutterleib“   -  Ein Fachtag über ein vernachlässigtes Thema mit folgenschweren Auswirkungen. ["Zero tolerance for abuse in the womb" - A symposium on a neglected topic with serious consequences] Dialog, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau 2016 (Apr./Jun.), S. 14
  • Föltz, Friedegard (2013): Soziale Arbeit – die barmherzige Seite der Gesellschaft? [Social Work - the merciful side of society?] Dialog, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau 2013 (Apr./Jun.), S. 4-6

Icon PlusResearch focus

  • Foster care
  • Children and Youths with disabilities (early assistance, sensory integration)
  • Expert meetings at Friedensau Adventist University
  • April 30, 2012 – Sexual abuse among children and youths
  • January 27, 2016 – Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; accompanying exhibition in the University Library

Icon PlusMemberships

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit [German Association for Social Work]
  • Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen [International Association for Educational Assistance]
  • Bundesverband behinderter Pflegekinder [Federal Association of Disabled Foster Children]
  • European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR)
  • European Scientific Association on Residential & Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF)