February 2019

Wow.   There has been a lot happening in the last months of Autumn 2019 and early 2020  

However lots of details are finally coming together and the idea that I had in my head a long long time ago seems to be emerging for real with tools that work....

The biggest step forward is moving everything into this new platform Simplero which has been helping take that complexity and organise some key simple pathways that can make sense to me and others.

Now we are just finishing...

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I Matter - September 2019 Update

September 2019 has been an exciting unexpected very hardworking month!

On the 19th September we hosted a multiagency conference funded by Morecambe Bay CCG sharing some of the I Matter Framework learning from Kendal ICC

The conference title was:  WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE REALLY SAY ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING?

The intention was to explore with a multidisciplinary group the question of what the evidence is really telling us about children's wellbeing.with a...

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About Dr Cathy Betoin and Adult-Child Relationship Health

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Welcome to my blog!    I am just in the process of moving it over here from another site.

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin. I am a clinical psychologist , an experienced teacher and a parent myself.

What do you do when something doesn't exist?   Something that seems should be there but isn't?

There is an awkward process of trying to put thoughts into words - of arranging and rearranging ideas.

It is a rather messy process but there are markers on the way.  Ah ha...

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Thinking Strategically in Health and Education Practice.  Have we got a Missing Model?

The I Matter Framework was drawn together as a response to my professional concern that something pretty serious was missing in child and family practice.   

There were so many different approaches that families, and front line practitioners, especially those with the most challenging and complex behaviour often found themselves feeling completely bewildered about what to do and why to help their child.  

The I Matter Framework offers a practical easy to share integration of...

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Intent, implementation, impact - How I Matter Training can help support you with the new Ofsted Framework

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What exactly are you going to focus on teaching in your school?
How are you going to ensure consistent implementation?
How are you going to demonstrate impact?

We have a package designed to introduce a different perspective on school priorities and we are putting it forward as there is an elephant in the room when it comes to schools practice and improving outcomes - infact maybe there are two or even three elephants. 

I drew the I Matter Framework together because after many years in...

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A Big Thank You to the John Horniman's Trust

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We have just been writing a thank you letter to the John Horniman Quaker Children's Trust.  I feel quite excitied to see how things have been able to be progressed with their support.      Here is our letter      Here is their gorgeous website       These grants really do help us make a difference

 

This was a recent video created with support of the NW Innovation Agency that I took part in as part of the NW...

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Reflections of a Headteacher

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'I stood at the school gate and saw it all. I saw children going through a personality change as they left our premises and it wasn't just a few families.  Something is off track in the adult-child relationship.  How do we start to address this?'  These were the recent reflections of a Headteacher of a school that has recently become one of our licensed I Matter schools embarking on our next culture change programme which aims to help staff and parents revisit...

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The British Psychological Society - Power Threat Meaning Model

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It is exciting to see that there are others who know that the diagnostic grip on mental health practice in adult and child services is damaging and needs resisting and that this resistance is now coming together via a range of pyschologsits and psychotherapists across the country.  There is the Cumbria Resliience Project and now we are having conferences run in the are of the British Psychological Society Power-Threat-Meaning Model.   I think the The Adult-Child...

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Easter Week in the Life of a Digital Pioneer

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Easter 2019.  It's been quite a week.  I have been developing the next steps for my NHS supported Digital Pioneer process from a location in the heart of the Scottish borders where my family have been helping out with the annual lambing adventures.   

There have been early morning starts, blustery and sunny hillsides, large amounts of food for the working team and lots of good conversations, In between times I have been researching digital options and wrestling with...

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