Welcome to The I Matter Foundation A Course for Parents

From Confusion to Clarity




Every child is complex, but some are more complex than others.

In this introduction to the I Matter Framework you will be covering familiar theoretical ideas presented in an innovative fashion.  The intention is to bring well established psychological ideas that are needed by parents and professionals of children with more complex needs, into a really useful framework called the Adult-Child Well-Being 'I Matter' Framework.

You will discover how a deeper understanding of stress states, child development, brain development and the adult role can help you understand better what is happening in your home or work setting.

You will also learn about the direction of travel and the steps you can take if you want to make a difference.


The Foundation Course is comprised of two courses

Foundation A - From Confusion to Clarity - Introduction to the I Matter Framwork

Foundation B - Watching Affectionately - An intensive coaching Theory to Practice


The A course introduces important psychological theory taught in a very practical way through videos and questions in a private online platform.  This learning can be supplemented by webinar and face to face discussions and by an online forum.

The B course is a more interactive experience, in which you will have support in putting Theory into Practice in the context of everyday professional life. Those who have a personal interest will also be able to explore the professional as parent implications.


Who is this course for?

This course has been developed in the Kendal area with professionals from a range of disciplines:  GP's, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Teaching Assistants.    It has also been offered to parents and carers of children with a full range of ages and challenges.

Due to the quality of the feedback, we are now starting to run small promotions that make it available to professionals from further afield in a self-help format with options to join webinar based study support sessions and workshops or conferences.  

Those who are in the Kendal area may be interested in attending the face to face study support sessions.


What is included?

I Matter Q registration with email recommendations

A six session 90min a week online learning course open to you for 12 weeks.  We provide a timelimit as this improves completion rates.

Option to extend with Monthly members Q&A sessions.


The Foundation A course can be studied by professionals via a number of methods

1.  Scheduled supported learning - after introductions you join a workshop and group that studies together at the same rate

2.  Self-paced individual study - you join a workshop and then progress at your own pace with support from a forum

3.  Faciltiated Groups are organised by facilitators or agencies or by request by a specific group


What people say: 

Feedback from Parents

Feedback from Education Professionals

Feedback from Health Professionals

Feedback from Social Care Professionals


PLEASE NOTE: 

In order to apply to become an advanced practitioner supporting others you have to take part in a supported programme with group discussions. 


Extra opportunities

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+ extra group webinar sessions (required for CPD accreditation and registration as part of our network as a practitioner

+ Opportunity to apply to become a Link Professional and progress to the Intermediate course 

+ Opportunity to extend learning via monthly Q&A and forum access via a monthly membership fee


The online content is released gradually as there is a lot to digest.   

We are on the look out for experienced professionals with an interest in developing a community hub offering in partnership with schools for parents in their own locality.  The role would be to develop the network, provide parent consultation and facilitate local study support sessions.  

This course could be a stand alone training or one step in that direction.


Course Curriculum

PART ONE

WELCOME - Getting Started - Choose Your Focus

FOUNDATION ONE - SYMPTOMS OF STRESS AND WELLBEING and the I MATTER MODEL

FOUNDATION TWO - ESSENTIAL I MATTER IDEAS

BONUS ESSENTIALS OF ATTACHMENT EMAIL COURSE


PART TWO

FOUNDATION THREE - UNDERSTANDING ATTACHMENT THEORY

FOUNDATION FOUR - THE ALARM RESPONSE AND THE BRAIN

FOUNDATION FIVE - HOW CHILDREN START THINKING

FOUNDATION SIX - THE POWER OF OUR BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES

FINAL REVIEW


Completion:  The online course will be open to you for 16 weeeks  An extension fee or a small subscription is required if you want to keep access for longe


Costs

The CPD accreditted supported verison of this course includes a  Getting Started Workshop and  6 x 1 hour group based study support sessions.  The Fee for Foundation A is £300


Dates of workshops

Your registration for this course includes a voucher to access small group study support.   Youl will receive an email with a coupon for registration purposes for :

Part 1: 
a Getting Started workshop or webinar

1 x 3 sessions of study support

Part 2

1 x 3 sessions of study support


Please emall us on contact@imattertraining.com.

CPD Requirements

When you register for the CPD accreditted Foundation Course you will be given a list of optional times for study support.  There are currently 3 options an early monring, lunch time or an afterschool GMT.    The study support sessions run weekly - Your course fee includes attendance at one study support session per section of your course (8 sessions total). 

To be awarded the CPD certificate you are expected to complete online questions or downloadable workbook.  All participants must complete end of section feedback online . If you are interested in joining our study faciliators team comrehensive online recording is required. 


IMPORTANT: The material in this course touches on issues to do with personal relationships that can be experienced as sensitive.  So you are responsible for deciding if this is the right time for you personally to take part.   No professional or parent should be required to take part in this course as readiness is important.  Professionals who are also parents can opt to take part in the professionals who are parents Foundation B course in addition to the professionals as professionals Foundation B option.   Your online registration is subject to our Terms and Conditions including our Booking and Cancellation policy


About the instructor

Dr Cathy Betoin is a practising clinical psychologist, an experienced teacher and a parent.

She has worked in schools, child psychology and CAMHS settings for over 30 years with children and families who are managing a wide variety of challenging and complex behaviours. Cathy has a passion for ensuring that parents, carers and professionals who work directly with children have access to the knowledge and understanding that can help them make a difference.

The Adult-Child Well-Being 'I Matter' Framework is a carefully organised well-evidenced set of ideas organised into a practical foundation for decision making.  It draws attention to the fact that to help a challenging or complex child we have to put adult-child relationships, adult-child stress and child development back on the map.



For a single place a Lead Professional can help book here.  For multiple places please contact us


On recpeipt of your payment you will be sent details to book into the study support events



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HOW DOES I MATTER TRAINING IMPACT EXACTLY?

It's quite simple really - we offer resources and encourage people to take time to think and learn about what is happening around them..

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OUTCOMES AMD IMPACT (COMING SOON)

We carefully gather evidence of the impact of I Matter Training using a variety of formats and will be presenting more here very shortly.

Get Started: Learn why healthy adult-child relationships and healthy communities matter for mental health, positive behaviour and healthy child development at home and in school. Then.. Take Stock and Go for Results.

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