I Matter for Professionals: Working with Parents-Carers

DEVELOP YOUR CONFIDENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS IN SUPPORTING FAMILIES

Join the I Matter Family Practitioner Network 

In these challenging times....we need to support parents and carers in becoming as skilled and confident as possible.    This is the very best way to support the well-being of children

  • Do you enjoy working with families and with schools and teachers in the care of young people who are struggling or challenging?
    Do you want to find a way to support families,  or your own, through this difficult time? 
  • Have you thought about developing your skills helping families and schools and young people have happier, healthier relationships?
  • Do you want ideas that can support you and others in the crisis and support a longer term view so you can come out of this stronger?

If so, read on to find out more about  how I Matter training and certification opportunities can help you to help

Right now we want to work with professionals who have known that something has been off track for a while and who know now that the ONLY way safely to build on this COVID crisis is to invest carefully in supporting the understanding, skills and confidence of parents and carers.  We want to train professionals who want  to work with a systematic approach for their own immediate networks.  Our current priority is to break isolation and provide meaningful support and skills building - of a full range - to those who can make most difference to the well-being of young people and community .

Training in the I Matter Framework aims to address some key gaps in professional and parent-carer confidence about how to support children who are challenging or struggling.  It focuses on ensuring that child and family practitioners are offered clear integrated and practical tools that are adapted right now to the challenges we are in. 

I MATTER TRAINING IS SUITABLE FOR PROFESSIONALS IN EMPLOYED ROLES OR FOR INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONERS
It can support informed practice and general CPD or can prepare you for a formal local offering for parents

When it comes to working with parents, professionals who become licensed with us have several options

i)  As a Trainee or Approved Link: 
a) If you are someone who has contact with children through your school or service you will be able to refer parents to centrally supported I Matter Training and will be able to offer them informal support as a complement to your local offer

b) you can also apply to join our team of study support facilitators and can work with local Lead Professionals to help us run a local Community Wheel offering - helping us build capacity for informed study support for parents and carers

ii) As a Trainee or Approved Lead:
If you are already in a role with parents and have the support of your organisation, you can start to offer in-house I Matter First Steps Courses for your community with a clear action plan and using our course delivery guidelines
a) Study support for an online course for your own community 
b) Informally structured I Matter learning for those who are unlikely to access online learning 

iii) As a Trainee or Advanced Practitioner
If you are someone with advanced clinical and therapeutic experience and have experience of working with GP's and schools and with running a locality clinic then you may be interested in Advanced Practitioner Training.
The Licensed Advanced Practitioner role involves i) working with us and with your community to support the detailed assessment and progress tracking of adult-child relationship health and ii) working on the community building process in your locality.    The focus is on working with your community to build parent-caring confidence especially for the more challenging or complex child.

 

Training to work with parents requires you to complete the full training programme
i) Stage 1:  Informed Practice
ii) Stage 2: Supporting Others
We do not let professionals miss the early stages of training due to other training they have completed. 


CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH TYPICAL NEEDS

CORE 1: FOUNDATION INFORMED PRACTICE                                            
In-depth Registration                                    Think about a focus child
Getting Started Workshop                             Orientation to the I Matter Model
First Steps:  Nuggets and Gems                     Tasters
Options for First Steps Membership               includes extension access and Community Wheel Events

CORE 2 
Foundation Intensive:                                    Understand the I Matter Framework
Options for Foundation Membership             Be part of an informed network
Foundation A From Confusion to Clarity        Foundation Consolidation      
Foundation B  Watching Affectionately         Active Theory to Practice Coaching
Foundation C (coming soon)

LINK 1   PROFESSIONAL TRAINING                 Prepare for informed referrer role
LEAD 1  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING                 Prepare for offering in-house study support                                                                                                  

CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

CORE 3  INTERMEDIATE TRAINING                                    
Intermediate A: Thinking Developmentally      Understand the more complex child
Options for Intermediate Membership             Be part of an informed and skilled network              
Intermediate B:  Nurturing Growth                  Active Theory to Practice coaching
                                                                        Supporting the more complex child  

LINK 2  PLUS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING           Included
LEAD 2 PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION             Offering inhouse study support - complex needs                                                             
                                                                         

CORE 4:  ADVANCED TRAINING
Advanced Applications 
Options for Advanced Membership                  

ADVANCED PRACTITIONER TRAINING                By formal application 

 

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