The I Matter: First Steps:  Nuggets and Gems Course 

Helping you to help children who are struggling with theory made practical

I MATTER FIRST STEPS 

GETTING STARTED AND NUGGETS AND GEMS - THE START OF AN  I MATTER JOURNEY

FOR EVERYDAY AWARENESS OR FOR RAISED CONCERNS
30 DAY COURSE

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The I Matter First Steps Nuggets and Gems Course offers an introduction to I Matter Thinking.   It can be taken

+ as part of the Every Day Awareness Programme or 
+ as part of the initial assessment and consultation steps for Supported Online Learning

First Steps is a 30 day course that we encourage you to completed as a learning challenge:
The online learning can be supplemented by local supportive workshops via members either online or with a local lead professional
Some families where there is more complexity or escalation, will also be encouraged to take part in the 30 Intensive Course


Suitability:
  The First Steps Course is designed as an orientation to I Matter Thinking for Parents of any child typical or more complex.

Pre-requisites:  None 

Restrictions:  Please note discounts on this programme are offered for parents linked to member schools and services


Learning Outcomes  By the end of this course you will:

1. Have been introduced to some of the key elements of the I Matter Framework 
2. Have been introduced to the Essentials of Attachment via an easy to understand introduction
3. Have thought about the implications of these ideas for your own role

"The information drawn together in I Matter Training is like gold dust for teachers and parents and carers of the child who is challenging.  I am loving the training and finding it so interesting!" - Foster Carer

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Welcome to an important and exciting learning journey!

The I Matter course is not just a set of lessons and resources. You also become part of a supportive and enthusiastic group of professionals and parents who are working together in the Kendal and Morecambe Bay area to create a new approach to supporting children and families

Dr Cathy Betoin - Clinical Psychologist, Teacher and Parent


You will: 

+ Work through some introductory content introducing the I Matter Framework and the idea of a learning journey
+ Start gathering and organising important ideas (nuggets) that will help you to help your focus child
+ Start exploring what helps you get best contact and connection with your child and others
+ Celebrate your learning successes and First Steps Completion celebration 

If you are completing it as part of the initial consultation step for supported online learning, it will be followed by a 1:1 consultation and recommendations process to help assist you in finding the way forward for your next steps.


CONTENT
WELCOME - Preparation - Choose Your Focus
Getting Started with I Matter Thinking
Essential I Matter ideas for  
Essentials of Attachment #1-7
Essentials of Attachment'#8-14
Completion Celebration - Review of Nuggets and Gems

STUDY SUPPORT OPTIONS

Wherever possible, approved I Matter Trained study support is a really important part of an I Matter First Steps Learning Journey.
Where possible we encourage everyone to start an I Matter Journey by joining a Welcome and a Getting Started Webinar and to join study support with a local lead or check in calls with a local link

Time Limits

We provide a time-limit as we find this improves completion rates -
The time limit for the First Steps Course is 30 days  


On completion of this course you will receive:
A certificate for 3 hours I Matter Training for your CPD file or CV

What comes after First Steps?

First Steps can be a stand alone course or if you have completed an indepth assessment it can be the first step of a longer learning journey.


GETTING STARTED

The I Matter First Steps course comes with everything you need to get started on thinking about your own important role in supporting your child's mental health and well-being - from step-by-step easy to follow instructions and a little bit of fun to keep you focused on going for results.

The course is suitable for self paced learning for those in everyday parenting situations.   If there are raised concerns or longer term needs, then we advise that you join the supported learning pathway which includes an in depth assessment and recommendations process.

Please note: Currently the supported programme is only available via approved Links and organisation members


PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET STARTED 


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Our Money Back Guarantee

Afraid you might make an impulsive decision?  Don't worry. we offer 30 day money back guarantees, no questions asked if you have made an impulsive decision and not started but know you can't commit OR if you have completed the course as it is set out and are sure that you have not got important learning from it  However we're certain you're going to find it interesting - and if there is something you think we could improve please share your feedback!

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