I Matter Programme For Parents and Carers 

Helping You to Help Your Child and Family in Challenging Times 

STOP PRESS:   

Since COVID - 19    Its now a 3 week Family Relationships Improvement Challenge!   You can now contact us directly!  

SELF HELP LEARNING     SUPPORTED LEARNING

OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS-CARERS IN THE KENDAL AREA

 

Have you been worried about how you are going to help your child through these very challenging times?   Are you willing to commit some time to thinking things through and using this time well?

Training in the I Matter Framework enables you to feel much more confident about your vital role in Everyday and Higher Pressure Parenting.   Your insight and skills matter more than ever right now.  

We run two pathways - one for parents who are studying self-help without local support and one for those with local study support.  Our focus is on helping you learn some important ideas that will help you improve the health of relationships.  The I Matter Challenge is about fitting in study support and taking positive actions

The introduction courses and  I Matter Challenge are now offered every week. If difficulties are more escalated or complex then an initial consultation is recommended.  We offer varied levels of support with the core training based on individual needs.  If you are linked to a member school please speak to them about supported learning

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

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 - Spotlight-Finding the Way Forward- Steady Away                                                                       CONSULTATIONS      

ii) A Taster of I Matter Thinking and (Intensive Introduction - coming soon)                                                                                        FIRST STEPS

ii) More depth - supporting children who are challenging - with a key focus on own role and own well-being                         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