Parents, did you know…
Student achievement increases when parents participate in advocacy, decision-making and oversight roles.
Research shows that when parents are involved children have:
- Increased motivation, better self-esteem
- Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
- Fewer instances of violent behavior 1
Your involvement is critical in your child’s development!
Your commitment to iCAM is beneficial to both you and your child. Your increased involvement will help foster a stronger bond and a more satisfying parent-child relationship.
Volunteer - Attend and assist at iCAM meetings and events.
Empower - Encourage your child to apply iCAM principles in real life situations.
Model - Be a role model of good choices. Assist in training your child to develop strong self-advocacy skills.
Communicate - Share community resources with iCAM. Spread the word about iCAM with community or business groups you are already involved with.
Network - Get to know the iCAM team and connect with other parents.
Suggest - Parents, you have a voice. Share ways to improve iCAM. Your input will help shape iCAM to better meet the needs of your child.
1 Williams, D.L. & Chavkin, N.F. (1989). Essential elements of strong parent involvement programs. Educational Leadership, 47, 18-20