I Matter Journey: Step 2: The I Matter Intensive:
The Pillars of the I Matter Framework 

Helping you to help children who are struggling with theory made practical

I MATTER JOURNEY: STEP 2  THE I MATTER INTENSIVE COURSE 
Helping you to know how to help your anxious or challenging child
Introducing you to a Relationship Health Approach

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Current child and family mental health and wellbeing practice is missing something important.  Training in the I Matter Famework introduces you to a Relationship Health Approach and offers you a practical way of understanding the psycholoigical theory and research evidence that shows us why we are seeing so many challenges and a new way forward that make sense.

The I Matter Framework was a response to a great deal of confusion seen in child and family practice and offers a careful and practical integration of the most important research evidence. 

The Step 2 Intensive Course is a fast paced exploration of the pillars of the I Matter Framework.  This overview can be completed quickly if you need a fast orientation or more slowly.  Jumping in with a fast paced intoduction will enable you to start thinking in an I Matter fashion about a range of challenging issues found in professional and personal roles.  Then participation in the course and community will support you in putting theory into practice in your own home or work setting

We offer the I Matter Step 2 Intensive Course for professionals and for determined parents who have the support of an I Matter Approved professional.

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Suitable for:
 
Professionals in the full range of roles with typical and more complex children in direct and indirect roles:  GPs, Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Heads, Teachers, TA, HLTA, Nursery and College staff, Health Visitor, School nurses, Social workers, Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Police, Probation Workers, GP's in training, Teachers in training.   

Parents-Carers interested in preparation for relationship health, strengthening relationship health or recovery of recovery of relationship health with chlidren and young people of all ages and types of needs and challenges. 

Pre-requisites:  Preparation and Step 1

I Matter Intensive - Learning Outcomes   
The Pillars of the I Matter Framework and of a Relationship Health Approach  
By the end of this course you will:

1. Have a new perspective on the challenging or complex child and the meaning of well-being in an I Matter Approach
2. Have a deeper awareness of why children with challenges behave the way they do and why you behave the way you do
3. Have a back to basics integrated framework of well-established theory and evidence to inform decisions in your practice.
4. Have increased awareness of the impact of your own attitudes and behaviours on outcomes for children.
5. Have deeper understanding of why self-awareness, and self-care is essential for those who live or work with children.
6. Have an initial understanding of how to informally assess the health of an adult-child relationship and an understanding of why this is important


CONTENT

WELCOME          - Getting Started - Choose Your Focus
MODULE ONE    - REVISION SYMPTOMS OF STRESS AND WELLBEING and the I MATTER MODEL
MODULE TWO   - ESSENTIAL I MATTER IDEAS
MODULE THREE - ATTACHMENT RELATIONSHIPS AND THE I MATTER PROCESS
MODULE FOUR  - THE ALARM RESPONSE AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
MODULE FIVE    - HOW CHILDREN START THINKING -
MODULE SIX      - THE POWER OF OUR BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES
FINAL REVIEW


What is included?
Videoed teaching sessions from Dr Cathy Betoin
Questions and worksheets that support reflection

Study Support Options
The course includes fortnightly community Q&A
Course forum
Options for supplementary study support

On completion of this course you will receive:
An attendance certificate for 18 hours I Matter Training for your CPD file or CV


PLEASE NOTE:   The I Matter Intensive does not equip you to train others in I Matter Practice.   The course is designed to introduce you to some key principles and awarenesses only.   To deepen your understanding you can progress to the extended learning programme

Via the extended learning programme you can train to be a Lead professional to support the Fundamentals or Core Learning as appropriate for preparation, strengthening or recovery of relationship health journeys

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This approach rebuilds the hope and confidence of professionals and parents by providing a language and concepts that we can all work together with that ties elements together. It just makes complete sense

Dr Amy Lee: GP Safeguarding Lead - Kendal Integrated Care Community


I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, but also a parent and foster carer. I work with primary aged children, have 3 teenagers, and foster toddlers! This course has been so valuable for each and every relationship I encounter on a daily basis.                                                     

HLTA, Foster Carer and Parent

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"The information drawn together in I Matter Training is like gold dust for teachers and parents and carers of the challenging child.  I am loving the training and finding it so interesting!" - Foster Carer