The I Matter Core Online Learning Journey for Parents-Carers 

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Are you a Parent-Carer or Family Member who wants to strengthen your confidence
in understanding how to help your children and family or prepare for a future role?

The I Matter Relationship Health Learning Journey offers a new look at some familiar material taught in a very practical way to help you in relationships with children and adults

 If you are someone who is concerned to help address your child's mental health and wellbeing and gain confidence in addressing challenging behaviour then I Matter Training will equip you with key insights and skills for home and work relationships

I Matter Core Online Training and the Parent-Carer Community are for Determined Parents-Carers and Family Members in direct caring roles and in indirect supporting roles
The focus is on Strengthening Skills for Mild to Moderate Challenges

Paremts-Carers in Direct Roles with Children & Young People
Parents, Adopters, Foster Carers, Special Guardians

I Matter Training will help you to understand what is happening in challenging situations with children and young people you care for who are struggling - at home or at work.

The training will help you understand about the brain and gain clarity about your own key role in improving relationships and wellbeing.   This includes the sorts of attitudes and behaviour changes that you can make to bring about positive changes to support your child’s progress – and your own. 

The Learning Journey has a very practical focus and is carefully structured to help you keep focussed on the healthier happier relationships that you want.  

Carers in Indirect Roles with Children and Young People
Non-resident parents, grandparents, wider family members

The I Matter Framework offers a new practical model for understanding what is happening in challenging everyday home and work situations. This integration of research evidence shows your own key role and the attitudes and behaviour change you can make to support positive relationship change in those you support.

Participation will also help you understand what the programme offers those parents-carers and professionals in more direct roles

You will be able to help with creating the conditions for more sensitive and supportive care for young people and families through  developing your own insight and skills 
With a shared language you can work together.

Training in the I Matter Framework progresses via a Core Five Step Programme 

The intention of the Core Programme is to support you in a reflective personal development process, starting with keeping a Focus Child in mind so as to achieve clear positive results in your own relationship with that child and with your other team members  

Learning method
s via local or online workshops, online self-directed learning, forum and discussion groups.  



How does it work?

AN I MATTER RELATIONSHIP HEALTH JOURNEY IS A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY

FIRST You will choose a focus child
THEN you will study the theory of the I Matter Framework
THEN you will explore how to put Theory into Practice.

About Your Support 
As part of your application-registration we ask you to confirm you have

i) had a conversation with a professional who knows you and your child
 ii) discussed the issues involved in an online self-paced learning programme
and iii) considered who else can be part of your support network for the study period

Ideally this named person should be a professional who has completed I Matter Core Training

 

The Content of the Five Steps Core Programme includes

Theory Made Practical

 

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WHO IS THE I MATTER FIVE STEPS PROGRAMME FOR?

You could be interested in
 

+ Preparing for relationship health (eg for a future role with children)
+ Strengthening relationship health (addressing current mild-moderate challenges)


You should also be

+ someone who is determined to make a difference and
+ someone who is willing to study independently

 

Clinic Consultations
+All parents-carers taking part in a supported learning programme complete an initial registration step with a consultation. The practitioner will help you talk
through options and priorities 

 

Please note:  the core journey for parents-carers is a self-paced learning journey with fortnightl sessions in which Cathy responds to common questions and themes experienced by parents-carers. The material covered can be experienced as sensitive so you are advised to think carefully about the support you have available around this course


The Core Programme is NOT intended for
+ Recovery of relationship health (addressing complex or escalated challenges)
(Please note, if you are on a recovery journey, you will need additional support)

A recovery of relationship health path is needed where there has been a history of disruptions and trauma and/or for anyone where there has been incidents of violence, aggression, self harm, eating restrictions, or threats of aggression, persistent and active non-co-operation or school refusal in the last 6 months.    In these situations a more in-depth initial assessment and recommendations process, regarding an additional support package, to include safety plans, must be agreed before starting the programme 

We are on the look out for experienced parents-carers who have completed the Core programme and Extended Journey who want to support others on an I Matter Journey

THE FIVE STEPS TO SUCESS

Please be aware that each step is a complete learning experience.  Each person can go just as far as they want and at their own pace.
A Core Journey is about strengthening your understanding about relationship health ie where there are mild-moderate challenges only - not escalated or complex ones. An I Matter Clinic assessment & recommendations is recommended for more complexity   Click here for Introduction

I MATTER THEORY
STEP 1:
GETTING STARTED


Preparation
The Background 
Getting Started

Online account
Online reflections
More| Information


I MATTER THEORY 
STEP 2
THE PILLARS

The  Pillars of the
I Matter Framework

Online videos
Online reflections
More Information

THEORY TO PRACTICE 
STEP 3
TAKE STOCK


Take Stock
Take Care of You

Online videos
Online reflections

More Information

THEORY TO PRACTICE 
STEP 4
THE I MATTE PROCESS


Develop Routines
The I Matter Process

Online videos
Online reflections

More Information

THEORY TO PRACTICE 
STEP -5
THE WHEEL


The I Matter Wheel
Q&A Library
Community Forum
Special Interest Groups
Option for Extended Journey
More Information

 What will you be able to do on completion of the Steps of the Core Programme?

I MATTER JOURNEY BUILDS YOUR SELF AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING

Parents-Carers 
You will be an I Matter Informed Parent-Carer. 
You will have insight into the Relationship Health aspect of challenging situations
You will have more clarity about what to focus on and why to help your child
You will be able to informally discuss the I Matter Principles with others
You will be able to advocate more confidently for a the way forward for your child and for others 

 

You will also be able to apply to:
Become a member for monthly Q&A (after Step 1)
Join the Community Forum (after Step 2)_

Continue to deepen your skills through the Extended Journey (yellow)
Work with organisations in you local community to help others (green(

NEXT PARENT-CARER SUPPORTED COHORT ENTRY
STARTS WITH A WORKSHOP


ON 11th JANUARY  TUESDAY 1-2.30pm

Enrolment will open in Mid December 

If you want to be kept informed please 

PARENT-CARER TRAINING - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST


PLEASE CONTACT US TO CONFIRM BEFORE REGISTERING

PLEASE NOTE:  PARENTS-CARERS MUST HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FROM AN I MATTER LINK PROFESSIONAL

STEP 1-2
THE THEORY
Approx 4 Months

MORE INFORMATION
 
REGISTER HERE

STEP 3-5
THEORY TO PRACTICE
Approx 4- 8 months

MORE INFORMATION

REGISTER HERE

EXTENDED
JOURNEY
Approx 8-12 months

MORE INFORMATION

REGISTER HERE

LEAD
PROFESSIONAL
Minimum 12 months

MORE INFORMATION

REGISTER HERE

Your Investment 

SELF STUDY 1-2

Basic

£290pp

via org members

Step 1-2
Online video teaching

Worksheets to support  reflection

4 month access

Accessible anywhere

STEPS 1-2

Standard

£575

Initial registration 
Consultation

Step 1-2
Online video teaching

Worksheets to support  reflection

Workshop and fortnighly Q&A

Certificate

Apply to be listed

6 month access

Accessible anywhere

STEPS 1 -5

Advanced

£1150pp

Initial registration 
Consultation

Step 1-2
Online video teaching
Worksheets to support  reflection

Certificate
Apply to be listed

Workshop and 6 Fortnightly Q&A

Step 3-5

Workshop and fornighthly Q&A
Apply for support role

12 month access

Accessible anywhere

On sIgning up you will receive:

  • Immediate access to the preparation stage of a tried and tested relationship health learning journey pathway
  • Welcome email with personal login details to your Core journey Members Area
  • Technical Support - programme works on your PC, phone or tablet


After completion of the preparation stage you will receive

  • A carefully structured step by step learning journey with videos and reflective questions
  • Listen in to Community Q&A Library sessions for for parents-carers
  • Opportunities to join supplementary study support with approved leads 
  • Go at your own pace

Important:  If you are on a recovery journey with escalated or complex needs we advise 

  • The standard online journey should only be undertaken with additional informed support
  • Member Link or Lead Professionals can discuss options including the I Matter Clinic process
  • To take part in supplementary study support parents-carers must complete an I Matter Clinic

Welcome and Step 1 Getting Started Workshop Dates

These sessions run on a rolling monthly programme on a Tuesday afternoon