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Theory and Evidence Made Practical to Help You Help Children & Adults Who are Struggling or Challenging in Your School, Home or Community.
Steady Solid Foundations for Leading Yourself and Your Child Through Difficult Times
This is a very difficult time! Everything has changed but some things still really matter.... So are you a professional in a school or community that wants a clear way 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 has been cancelled and you are 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 are can see children and adults becoming more and more stressed? What do you do if you are worried about meltdowns or worse? What if you just want to make the next few weeks and months as smooth sailing for your children as you can?
This may sound strange...but COVID may be an opportunity to address some issues that have needed to be addressed for a long time. We need a crisis response right now but 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 I Matter Training draws decades of scientific research about children's development and well being into a really practical, interesting and helpful teachable format to support professionals and parents work better together on decision making and progress tracking to help children.
The important conclusion is the adult role really matters 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...:)
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
Imagine what your professional or personal life would be like right now if you had …
-- less confusion and more clarity when deciding what steps to take to help the child you worry about
-- confidence that you could work well with others building on robust ideas with a strong evidence base
-- confidence that 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 could thrive
-- whatever the challenges happen to be....
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"
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...
So.... Our Mission ... and Your Mission... should you choose to accept it... in these COVID times...is to bring your caring and concern about one or more children in your school or home, or community ....to join the I Matter Challenge and a learning journey exploring what important research evidence on children’s mental health and well-being is REALLY saying - and the varied but key implications for YOU right now - so that in 1-6 months time, you can be moving forward in your own role with more confidence, new ways of thinking, clear action steps and supportive community that is helping you make the difference that matters.
Healthier and Happier Schools, Homes and Communities: One Important Relationship at a Time
The next First Steps Course starts Monday 6th April 2020
The next scheduled Foundation Course cycle starts week of 13th April 2020
HERE IS WHAT PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS SAY ABOUT I MATTER TRAINING
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
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
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