I Matter Training for Organisations

 Helping You to Support Healthier Happier Relationships In Your Role

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WELCOME TO I MATTER FOR ORGANISATIONS 

BECOME AN I MATTER INFORMED ORGANISATION

Helping adults to help children    INTRODUCTION SESSIONS

THE I MATTER FRAMEWORK INTENSIVE - 6 WEEK COURSE 

WHAT IS I MATTER FOR PROFESSIONALS

SHARING I MATTER - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The truth is some rethinking is urgently needed in health and in education and social care practices.

Here at the I Matter Practice we have been training professionals and parents in the I Matter Framework since 2010.   The I Matter focus is on restoring relationship health, including the place of family relationships in child and family practice..  Our work is attachment focussed and built on an understanding of interpersonal stress regulation and trauma and the power of our beliefs and attitudes.

I Matter for Organisations has three strands
i) Core awareness training helping staff in a variety of roles to do some careful thinking about some fundamentals of the theory on which good practice is based. 
ii) Practical in depth skills training for a core team who is looking out for the everyday needs of anxious and challenging children and their families
iii) Supporting others - facilitation training helping you to build capacity to support other professionals and parents and carers with typical or specialist needs on an I Matter Journey

I Matter Training can help your organisation to i) build awareness and ii) support access to a specialist assessment and longer term team learning pathway for parents and professionals 

The organisational journey is offered due to the clear role that an informed organisation can make to outcomes for children who are anxious or challenging.

Why Become an Organisational Member?

We're here to help you develop a pre-early help strategy to help your staff and families respond to anxious and challenging behaviour
Membership is open to GP' Practices and Schools who want to take forward support for improved Relationship Health in their community. You can become an organisational member of the I Matter Project when you have two staff who have completed the Intensive programme.

Support Staff Confidence and Wellbeing

I Matter is intended to help professionals develop shared insight with colleagues and families.  Participation in I Matter Training offers staff a chance to reflect in depth about their own role.  We have a senior leaders and staff development programme options for members.

Support Skills of Parents & Young People 

The area of parent and young person relationship skills development is an area that has been massively overlooked.  The Awards scheme supports investment in the skills of parents and young people.  It helps you support prevention and in specialist intervention needs.

Put Relationship Health Skills Centre Stage in your Organisational Culture

I Matter thinking is something that takes practice.  It is easy to fall back into old ways.  By committing to an organisational development process you help make sure key principles get embedded into practices through building team confidence.

Your Mission... should you choose to accept it... is to develop your insight and skills in Relationship Health informed Practice with anxious or challenging children and adults so as to bring about important results.  Through participation in an I Matter Challenge you will carefully explore what important research evidence on children’s mental health and well-being is REALLY saying - so that in 1-6 months time, you and your team will be moving forward with confidence in  personal, professional and organisational roles  to make a positive and sustained difference for one or more children - and for yourself.  

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ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP SUPPORTS:

The integration of
Organisational, Professional and Personal Development 

We bring up to date psychological theory into a very practical form that helps you to work effectively into areas of practice that have traditionally been overlooked and hard to reach.

+ Work with a wider senior network on issues that really matter
+ Build your staff confidence with anxious and challenging children through access to training and direct coaching
+ Improve the quality of EHCP and Adoption support provision
+ Help us work with you to build pre-early help capacity to build parent-carers skills
+ Influence the shape of education of the future

INFORMATION ON ORGANISATION MEMBERSHIP

Becoming a member is about supporting a movement for improved Adult-Child and Adult-Adult Relationship Health

Stages of Organisational Development

 STAGE

Details

Benefits  

Relationship Health Matters Community

Organisational Membership open to all.

You can listen into Monthly discussions

Organisational Payment Agreement
for Individual staff
 

Staff apply to take part in I Matter Intensive training in org role
Accept Org T&C & Individual T&C

Your staff will take part in supported intensive training 

GETTING STARTED ORGANISATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

IMPLEMENTING I MATTER PRINCIPLES
Awareness
Level

When two staff including 1 SLT have completed intensive you can apply to become an organizational member (at Core or Active Level).  The priority is to build a team and to start to embed I Matter thinking in everyday practices in a manner that can be sustained. You can complete an annual I Matter audit, and plan and join the senior network.  You can build inhouse I Matter Informed leadership team providing access to Awareness training in form of Getting Started Inset and Essentials

You can develop the confidence of your core team through:
Senior Network

Extra faculty options
Heads-Directors
Senior Link
Link
Pastoral

STAGE 1

EXTENDED JOURNEY



Foundation A&B
Intermediate A&B
Advanced A&B

Option to apply to Stage 2 on completion
of Intermediate A 

One or more staff registers on
+ Stage 1: supporting complex children
+ Learn to use I Matter tools in direct roles
The tools are for personal development and for understanding principles only. The tools are only to be used by those who have completed training.   

Key staff can take part in ongoing coaching to help address needs of specific children

STAGE 2

SUPPORTING OTHERS - TRAINEE LEAD PROF

On First Steps & Intensive

Stage 2-1
SUPPORTING PROFESSIONALS Deepening Staff Skills

Term 1: Professionals: Trainees gain experience of offering complementary study support to inhouse professionals on GS and Essentials and Intensive
Bulk purchase options for staff


Your inhouse lead can offer complementary Study support for min 2 inhouse staff on each programme

Stage 2-1-PC 2

SUPPORTING PARENTS EVERYDAY
CONCERNS

Term 2: Everyday Concerns Parents-Carers Trainees gain experience of offering complementary study support to parents with Everyday concerns on Getting Started and Essentials
Parents generally self fund

Your inhouse lead can offer complementary Study support for min of 4 parents on GS and Essentials

Stage 2-2-PC SUPPORTING PARENTS RAISED CONCERNS

Term 3: Raised Concerns Parents-Carers Trainees gain experience of offering complementary study support to parents with Raised Concerns with referral
Core Assessment usually funded. Later stages self funded  Bulk purchase options for assess and recommendations – mixed funding options


Your inhouse lead can offer complementary Study Support for min of 4 parents working through assessment and intensive 

ADVANCED PRACTICE

TRAINEE ADVANCED PRACTITIONER


Stage 2-3-PC SUPPORTING COMPLEX NEEDS Advanced Practice

For those in specialist services only: Trainees offer support with the assessment and recommendations process for those with raised concerns and work face to face with young people as part of therapeutic family work

You have an agreement with a trained Advanced Practitioner who provides oversight.

 


Entry to the Stage 1 Extended Journey and potential Stage 2 Lead role is by application

Places on further training are offered as part of a process of improving care outcomes for specific focus children with additional needs

Staff should have Informed Senior Leadership support and

Stage 1:
+
A clear named focus child and a dedicated role with at least 10 hours a week with the focus child
+ An active interest in supporting anxious and challenging children with openness to learn
+ To progress to Stage 2 - experience of working effectively with a range of children with complex needs

Stage 2
+ An active interest in and experience of working with parents with openness to learn
+ Strong abilities to connect with a wide range of adults and young people
+ Be perceived as warm, positive and encouraging and ready to go the extra mile
+ Good understanding of safeguarding 
+ Confidence of senior leadership

Lead Professionals can use resources to support complementary discussions with parents who are on an I Matter Journey but do not themselves train others in I Matter - that is offered by the online classes and training.  Professionals who have completed I Matter Training can describe themselves as offering practice informed by I Matter Principles (to a given stage). The key role is facilitation.  The use of I Matter Resources is carefully protected - so a condition of continuation of all of the licences that resources are usedd only in line with our guidelines.