I Matter Programme For Parents and Carers 

Helping You to Help Your Child and Family in Challenging Times with Strong Steady Foundations 


STOP PRESS:   

Since COVID - 19    The First Steps Challenge now offers a  Getting Started Workshop and a 3 week Family Relationships Improvement Challenge!   Speak to your Link or Lead Professional! 

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS-CARERS IN THE KENDAL AREA

 

Are you
+ worried about how you are going to help your child through these very challenging times?  
+ willing to commit some time to thinking things through/

An I Matter Approach offers you
+ a careful assessment with some recommendations 
+ training in the I Matter Framework which enables you to feel much more confident about your vital role 
+ Options for Everyday and Higher Pressure Parenting situations.

Our focus is on helping you get clear about your child's current needs and then on helping you  learn some important ideas that will help you improve the health of relationships and carefully support your child's social emotional development over time.  The I Matter Challenge is about fitting in study support and taking positive actions to make a difference to relationship health.

Registration for the introduction courses and  I Matter Getting Started First Steps Courses are now offered every week. If difficulties are more escalated or complex then an initial consultation is recommended and additional support options can be discussed

REGISTER INTEREST FOR PARENT-CARER INTRODUCTION


 The I Matter Programme for Parents - Carers can support with Everyday and Higher Pressure parenting-caring situations.

HELPING YOUR CHILD  - UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR - ADULT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP HEALTH - DEVELOPMENTAL THINKING - CHILDREN  WHO STRUGGLE WITH RELATIONSHIPS -  THERAPEUTIC PARENTING - PREVENTION AND CRISIS THINKING  - COMMUNITY - HAVING A CLEAR PLAN - WORKING WELL WITH OTHERS - SKILLS BUILDING - KEEPING A LONG VIEW 

i) Parent-Carer Consultations - Initial Spotlight-Finding the Way Forward- Steady Away                                                             CONSULTATIONS      

ii) A Taster of I Matter Thinking and (Intensive Crash Course Introduction -                                                                                        FIRST STEPS

ii) The I Matter Framework and its implications for supporting children who are challenging - focus on You                            FOUNDATION STAGE   

iii) Supporting children with specific social emotional delays eg those with LAC, Adoption, EHCP Plans                                    INTERMEDIATE STAGE

iv) Supporting Others - working with your school or local community                                                                                       SUPPORTING OTHERS


The I Matter Framework is intended to support joined up thinking for families within schools and Local Communities through supporting shared language

The I Matter Framework Learning Journey 

1:1 Consultations

Consultations are available to parents linked to member schools and services.  They are recommended as a first step when challenges are more complex or escalated.

In an Initial Consultation  (90min face to face) we will think together about your concerns and some initial recommendations about next steps priorities

In an extended consultation package the focus will be on getting to know you and then on helping you implement your learning in your own setting.

The intention is to help you as you learn new ideas and practice new ways of being with your child so that your confidence and relationship health can strengthen and deepen.

 

I Matter First Steps Challenge: Collecting Nuggets and GEMS:

The I Matter Challenge is a gentle introduction to I Matter thinking.  It can be for a full range of needs and challenges.  Consultations are recommended first when difficultes are more escalated or complex.

The Challenge offers a Taster 3-6 week Journey - You will learn in an easy way about the research on improving children's well-being and will think about what is involved in putting your learning into practice

Focus on Strengthening One Relationship. 

The course can be a stand alone or a preparation for more learning.  We offer a number of different study support options via member schools and services:

i) Self-Paced start anytime with confidential forum support  (via a Link Professional) OR

ii) Part of a locally supported group (via a Lead Professional)

Please note restrictions apply. Parents and carers must have support of a local I Matter approved Link or Lead Professional.

I Matter Journey: Foundation Stage Challenge: The I Matter Framework: From Confusion to Clarity

A Deepening 2-6 month Journey: You will gain an in depth introduction to the I Matter Framework Theory and Practice elements and be able to build your confidence with children who are struggling or challenging,

You can progress through the course stages in small steps - starting each half term.

Studying helps you keep focused on bringing about the changes you want to see

Please note restrictions apply. Parents and carers must have support of a local I Matter approved Link or Lead Professional.

Foundation A - Part 1

Foundation A - Part 2 

Foundation B