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Adult and Child Well-Being 'I Matter' Practice
THE HOME OF THE I MATTER FRAMEWORK
WHERE PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS IMPROVE THEIR RELATIONSHIP HEALTH SKILLS SO AS TO IMPROVE THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
Have you been feeling the pressure or hunting for solutions in relation to a child or young person who is anxious or challenging, and do you now want more clarity about the way forward - preferably one backed up by good research evidence? Are you also ready to rise to the challenge of making a meaningful difference?
If so, you could be a parent who is wondering what to do to help your child? Or a professional - in education or health or community roles - who is seeing lots of struggling children. Or you could be a parent AND a professional! We particularly love working with you!
We specialise in helping professionals and parents who have had a worry about a child for more than 9 months and who have tried all sorts of things that haven't yet worked. So...imagine how it will feel to know that investing in your understanding has helped you to help your child and others and build your confidence. This is the truth: In these times training and support for your own development really matters! There is no other priority. I Matter starts with you and with your key role.
So training in the I Matter Framework can help you make a difference to the future as it provides a practical, carefully structured, results-focused process. With our progress tracking systems you will be able to support the essential skills for happier and healthier relationships and the longer term confidence needed to thrive in a challenging world.
I Matter Training is for parents and carers of children and young people of all ages and with all types of needs and challenges It is for GP's, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Community Workers...
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.
The important conclusion is if you want the future to look better than it looks right now, the adult role matters more than ever before 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...:)
EMPOWER YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU NEED TO HELP YOURSELF AND OTHERS
#newthinkingneeded #imatter #relationshiphealthmatters
Imagine what your personal or professional 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 have 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....
I Matter Training offers back to basics straightforward insights that make a difference. We focus on core relationship health insights and skills that are relevant for everyone. Founded in 2011 by Dr Cathy Betoin, The I Matter Relationship Health Network welcomes professionals from all disciplines and parents and carers of children of all ages and stages - especially those parents and carers of children with additional needs. We are committed to democratising relationship health training so that everyone has access to the insight and skills that help children and adults to thrive
Inclusive and Diverse Community
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. Now we have further developed a licensing structure so we can share the thinking more widely. Here is the sort of thing participants 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...
Healthier and Happier Schools, Homes and Communities: One Important Relationship at a Time
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
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
The following interview shares the experience of a grandmother who was determined to find a way to help her grandson. The interview describes her I Matter journey and the impact of the training on her and her grandson and wider family.
HERE IS THE COMMON PATHWAY WE HAVE SEEN PRE-COVID-19 FOR PARENTS IN THE KENDAL-MORECAMBE BAY AREA AND BEYOND
Dr Cathy Betoin
Sophie, Robin’s mum, approaches her school with a concern about Robin’s behaviour at home.
+ there are frequent tantrums, poor sleep and she is worried someone is going to get hurt.
+ Few issues are seen at school
+ So school feels it is not their concern or responsibility.
+ School advises that Sophie goes to the GP.
+ GP explains Robin’s challenging behaviour is not thei…
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 Winter Studies programme
A stimulating way of preparing yourself for your important roles in the year ahead
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