ICAM - Including Children Affected by Migration

At the heart of this project, Including Children Affected by Migration, is the concept of ‘convivencia’ – a Spanish word meaning ‘living together in harmony’ and the knowledge that children do not learn well if they are unhappy, insecure or frightened.
The purpose of the ICAM project is to increase the inclusion, and to improve the learning capacity, of children affected by migration (CAM) by enhancing the climate of convivencia in schools and at home, by raising awareness about children’s rights and the law protecting them, and by providing additional support in school and in the family for their social and emotional learning and general wellbeing.
The project will achieve this through the professional development of ICAM school leaders so they can increase the capacity of schools to maintain a safe and secure learning environment and enhance Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).Trained ICAM school leaders will work to to improve the learning capacity of all students and provide for the additional SEL needs of those affected by migration, helping them to overcome the disadvantage they face as a result of the separation, trauma and loss they have suffered.
An important feature of ICAM is the integration of parent/carer education with the school based programme in order to provide additional support for those families affected by migration and to encourage on-going SEL for the whole family in the home.

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ICARO NETWORK
Including Children Affected by Migration – ICAM/ ICAM
Founded by European Commission (EACEA)
E-mail icamerasmus3@gmail.com

OUR PURPOSE

Trained ICAM school leaders work to improve the learning capacity of all students

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THE ISSUES ADDRESSED BY ICAM

The UNHCR reports

In 2015 there were already 72 million people classified as migrants living in Europe according to the UNODC, Ongoing migration has accelerated so that...

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ENHANCING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND WELLBEING AT SCHOOL AND AT HOME

UNICEF defines SEL

A process of acquiring social and emotional values, attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skills that are essential for learning, effectiveness, wellbeing and success in life.

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THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ICAM PROGRAMME

Consequently the ICAM programme has developed a child and family support programme to

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IMPROVING THE WHOLE SCHOOL CLIMATE OF CONVIVENCIA

Creating the climate of convivencia

A report for UNICEF notes that approximately 40% of students worldwide regularly experience violence in schools...

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UPSCALING THE ICAM PROGRAMME

ICAM will be disseminated throughout Europe

Networking and upscaling was promoted throughout the two years of the programme through planned communication...

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The ICAM partnership with schools

What ICAM provides for schools

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