Unaccompanied Migrant Children Toolbox

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The City of Rome, Sapienza University and the NGO ETNA are developing a toolbox targeting unaccompanied migrant children (UMC) in reception structures. A "UMC" in this context is a migrant child that has arrived in the EU without being accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them.

The objective of this toolbox is to train frontline workers who work with UMC to detect SGBV and know how to react. The toolbox will also coach UMC on how best to cope with emotions linked to SGBV as they commence integration into their new environment and make the transition into adulthood. This will be carried out through the development and implementation of mindfulness-based training.

The toolbox contains 4 training manuals:

• a training for social workers and community educators, including a mindfulness module

• a training for UMC, including a mindfulness module

• a training for intercultural mediators

• a training for volunteer legal guardians

project brief WP4

For more information, read our latest project update!

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Each toolbox developed in the project has been carefully reviewed by a diverse panel of thematic experts at the end of 2020. The experts brought a wide variety of expertise and insights on the comprehensiveness, duplicability and practical use of the tools in other EU contexts. The experts involved in the project include field specialists, activists, academics, and specialized city services. Want to know more about the experts on the UMC toolbox? Check their profiles below by clicking on their picture!