Join an I Matter Challenge!
Commit to getting clearer about adult-child relationships and making a difference with one or two focus children
THE I MATTER CHALLENGE...
WHERE WE FOCUS TOGETHER ON ADULT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP HEALTH IMPROVEMENT
INVEST IN YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING SO THAT YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILDREN AND YOURSELF THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES
YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR I MATTER TRAINING AT ANY TIME - WHEN WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE
HOWEVER WE PERIODICALLY RUN I MATTER CHALLENGES WHERE WE REGISTER A GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS WHO COMMIT TOGETHER
The question of how to help improve a child's well-being and mental health can sometimes feel a little overwhelming.
Where do you start?
So what if, right now, you just focused on ONE child?
The I Matter Challenge is a way of making a commitment - to ensuring good things come out of difficult times
Committing to a course is a way of approaching the initial I Matter learning process with focused intention
Your confidence CAN improve and these key relationships CAN get better!
There are two key elements to every I Matter Challenge:
i) Completing a specific programme of I Matter study within a specific time period
ii) Using your learning to bring about improved adult-child relationship health with one child
See this logo - it is all about adults and young people learning new skills!
We run 4 types of I Matter Challenge:
+ An I Matter Professional Practice Challenge - focused on rethinking practice with children who are struggling and with parents
+ An I Matter Parent-Carer Challenge - focused on family relationships improvement and confidence building
+ An I Matter Young Person Challenge - for young people whose adults are taking part, who want to build their confidence
+ An I Matter Senior Leadership Challenge - focused on shifting organisational thinking and culture
THE I MATTER ONLINE LEARNING CHALLENGE HAS SEVERAL KEY AWARD STEPS OR STAGES:
+ BRIEF REGISTRATION & INTRODUCTIONS
+ IN-DEPTH REGISTRATION
+ GETTING STARTED WORKSHOP OR WEBINAR
+ FIRST STEPS
+ SUPPORTING OTHERS
SO: All you need to get started on the I Matter First Steps Course or the I Matter Intensive is......... one or two FOCUS CHILDREN - children where you want to think about challenges in your own relationship with them
...... willingness to put some time aside to do some online study and thinking about what is happening
..... determination to learn how to use your own role to make a difference right now.
..... where possible - the informed support of a local professional in a member school or service who is supporting the challenge
Here's what people say:
I've enjoyed taking time to look at my relationships with my children and think about situations where stresses occur. It's made me think about behaviour patterns and heightened my awareness. Having tools to navigate situations has been really useful (parent of primary child)
The course has been easy to follow, easy to understand and take in and reflect on. I like how it’s made me realise that there are ways to tackle this situation with my child without a big struggle (grandparent)
I think its easy to follow without being too heavy or time consuming as a taster and the worksheets are relevant and get you to think about what you have just listened to (parent of teen)
This is how in spite of challenges, we can make special things happen - act local and think global!
Feeling curious? ! I hope so!
Dr Cathy Betoin
Clinical Psychologist, Teacher and Parent