“Traumatization through fleeing – social pedagogical guidelines for the work with unaccompanied minors”. The thesis investigates the question on which guidelines social pedagogues can base their work with unaccompanied minors who are traumatized because of fleeing. Further on, an explanation of the term “unaccompanied minor", the development of trauma and its connection to fleeing is given. Unaccompanied minors face many situations with a high potential of traumatization, before, during and after fleeing from their home country. The thesis proceeds with the possible effects of traumatizing experiences. An overview of the diagnosis-oriented dysfunctions based on ICD-10-GM classification and an insight in the vast variety of symptoms will be given. Risk- and protective factors that can increase or decrease the impact of traumatization on the future life of the unaccompanied minors will be discussed. These factors build an important guideline for further social pedagogical interventions. Moreover, the consequences for trauma focused social pedagogy, the general working approach and the principles and goals of social pedagogical interaction will be discussed.