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Adult-Child Well-Being 'I Matter' Framework and Challenge

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Steady Solid Foundations for Leading Yourself and Your Child Through Difficult Time

COVID-19....Everything has changed YET some things still really matter.... Right now, in particular, some new thinking is needed in relation to children's mental health and well-being.

So are you a professional in a school or community that is exploring how to respond to help staff and families who are caring for children you worry about?  OR, are you a parent who is wondering what to do now that school is not happening and you are still being told you must self-isolate?  Do you know the experience of sometimes having no idea of what to do to help? 

What do you do if you can see children and adults becoming stressed?    What do you do if you are worried about meltdowns or worse? What if you just want to make the coming weeks and months as smooth sailing for your children as you can? 

Training really matters!   This may sound strange...but COVID-19 can be an opportunity to address issues that have needed to be addressed for a long time.   We have had our first crisis response  and right now we also need a long term view.  We need clarity and teamwork and a different way to go forward?  We need one that starts with You in your role..  whether you are a professional or a parent.. or both.

So The I Matter Framework and I Matter Training can help you as it draws decades of scientific research about children's development and well being  into a really practical, interesting and helpful teachable format.  It then gives you a structured results-focused process that helps professionals and parents work better together on decision making and progress tracking to help children develop the essential skills they will need to thrive in this new world.  

The important conclusion is the adult role matters more than ever right now to children's well-being. ..AND..the learning is fascinating... AND....You can make a difference.... BUT... there is some new learning to do first...:)

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT  I MATTER FOR PROFESSIONALS 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT I MATTER FOR PARENTS-CARERS


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When all adults and children know that they matter ...and that relationships are vital but take work...and that ongoing learning is involved... then we can see best results for everyone.  Relationship skills and health are really key. 

Training in the I Matter Framework offers you clear thinking and a structured learning journey that helps professionals and parents to help children and adults who are struggling through challenging times  The programme provides insight, and a direction and resources to help address the varied linked needs you will be seeing every day.

 

EMPOWER YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY  WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU NEED TO HELP YOURSELF AND OTHERS

#newthinkingneeded  #imatter  #communitylearningmatters


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Imagine what your professional or personal life would be like right now if you had …

-- less confusion and more clarity when deciding how to help the child you worry about

-- confidence you could work well with others using robust ideas with a strong evidence base

-- confidence you can know clearly what the priorities are and how to track progress over time

-- confidence that YOU had a really key role to play in your work or home setting

SO THAT...key relationships could feel easier and SO THAT...you, your child and others can thrive

-- whatever the challenges happen to be....

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Over the last 10 years, professionals, and parents in a wide variety of situations have taken part in our CPD accredited I Matter training programme.  Here is the sort of thing they say...

  • “I Matter Training completely changed the way I feel about my role at work
  • “I Matter Training gave me the confidence that I can help my child and have a better relationship with him
  • “I Matter Training gave me tools that I wish I had been given so many years previously
  • "The I Matter Framework and Training has been adopted by our Integrated Care Community to support our local strategy for work with children and families"
 

If you would like to listen to a short interview with a parent you can listen in here

Now with COVID-19 we are moving into a new phase of 'Rethinking The Way Forward With the Children Who Challenge Us'   This is the title of the I Matter Framework book (coming soon).  So we would love you to join us...

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Dr Cathy Betoin, Clinical Psychologist, Teacher and Parent

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE I MATTER CHALLENGE AND THE I MATTER JOURNEY

 

 So.... Our Mission ... and Your Mission... should you choose to accept it... is to bring your caring and concern about the well-being or mental health of one focus child .... or more.  You will join the I Matter Challenge and take part in a learning journey that helps you develop insight AND bring about important results in your professional and/or personal role.  You will explore what important research evidence on children’s mental health and well-being is REALLY saying about how to best help this child - so that in 1-6 months time, you will be moving forward with more confidence, new ways of thinking, clear action steps and supportive community that is helping you make the positive difference that matters.

Healthier and Happier Schools, Homes and Communities:  One Important Relationship at a Time

HERE IS WHAT PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS SAY ABOUT I MATTER TRAINING

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This approach rebuilds the hope and confidence of professionals and parents by providing a language and concepts that we can all work together with that ties elements together. It just makes complete sense

Dr Amy Lee: GP Safeguarding Lead - Kendal Integrated Care Community

'Children's well-being is important to us.  We knew what we wanted -but not how to get there.  I Matter Training is helping our schools pull various disparate initiatives into an organised approach putting adult-child relationship health and children's development at the heart of our school development planning    

Huw Davies and Pete Barfoot  -  Kendal Headteachers

"The information drawn together in I Matter Training is like gold dust for parents and carers and teachers of the child who is challenging us.  I am loving the training and finding it so interesting!" - 

 Parent and Foster Carer.

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 Training in the I Matter Framework helps adults work together to help children in their own homes. schools and communities.   Here are some of the schools and organisations that are working with us to build capacity to help parents


I Matter Quick News

News of I Matter 2020 Summer Studies Programme - Coming Soon!


What a strange and fascinating and challenging time this has been for everyone.

Lots of questions about what the longer term implications of COVID now are

If you would like to spend some time thinking about what the research is REALLY saying about how to improve children's wellbeing - think about the I Matter Summer Studies programme

A stimulating way of preparing yourself for the year ahead

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The Elements of an I Matter Learning Journey

It is exciting to feel that the elements that have been in my head for a good while are finally finding expression in something that is getting easier to explain.

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Cathy

You came into your role to make a difference - and this can help!

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