I Matter Training for Professionals
WE HELP PROFESSIONALS WHO SUPPORT CHILDREN WHO ARE ANXIOUS AND CHALLENGING AND THEIR FAMILIES
THROUGH A RELATIONSHIP HEALTH FOCUSSED APPROACH
WELCOME TO I MATTER FOR PROFESSIONALS
WELCOME TO THE I MATTER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PATHWAYS
BECOME AN I MATTER INFORMED PRACTITIONER
Helping adults to help children
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.
The truth is some rethinking is urgently needed in health and in education and social care practices.
I Matter for Professionals has three strands
i) BESPOKE HOME-SCHOOL TRAINING PACKAGES: I Matter Training and coaching for parents-carers and teaching assistants and carers or teachers in direct care roles for children with additional needs who are anxious and challenging for those working directly with anxious and challenging children in schools or direct roles
i) ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Focus on embedding I Matter Awareness Training into everyday thinking and practices for the children's workforce and for potential referrers helping GP's and Senior Leaders and professionals from a range of disciplines to get clearer about some fundamentals of the theory on which good practice with children and families is based.
iii) CAPACITY BUILDING Training for Therapists who support families of children with longer term complex or escalated needs and specialist needs such as adoption support or the care of children looked after.
I Matter Training can help you i) build awareness and ii) support access to a specialist assessment and longer term team learning pathway for parents and professionals who are supporting specific children with raised concerns or longer term needs.
All elements of the I Matter Journey have developed as a direct result of parents and carers wishing to have better informed networks offering more early intervention and more one to one tailored support for extended I Matter Journeys.
I Matter Training for professionals offers you an integrated theoretical approach on which to base your practice with children and families. It explores the WHY not just the WHAT of everyday decisions. It is offered via a step-wise approach. The training steps can be used as CPD and/or can offer a route to our certification and licensed practitioner awards
We are looking for professionals who want to help their own schools and communities by taking forward an locality based programme
In these COVID-19 times, is your professional practice with children and families appropriately well informed about relationship health? Do you feel equipped with the advanced insight and skills that are needed by adults who care for the sensitive or vulnerable child and their families? Would you like to help others?
Strengthening Effective Practice with the Anxious or Challenging Child:
What Help are You Looking For?
HUNDREDS OF PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS HAVE TAKEN PART IN THIS TRAINING OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. NOW WE ARE MAKING IT MORE AVAILABLE VIA AN ONLINE LEARNING OPTION
HERE IS A SAMPLE OR WHAT PROFESSIONALS SAID RECENTLY:
I listened to a 90 min introduction and thought, 'this is the missing part that was not covered during my teacher training'. We have had so little on child development. I now have a completely different and critically important perspective on my role as a teacher. I think all student teachers should be offered this as part of their training." PGCE Student
This approach rebuilds the hope and confidence of professionals and parents by providing a language and concepts that we can all work together with and that ties elements together. It just makes complete sense Dr Amy Lee: GP Safeguarding Lead - Kendal Integrated Care Community
Thoroughly brilliant course. Has made an big impact on my own well-being which has meant that I have been more able to cope better with the expected and unexpected aspects of life in a calmer rational manner!! Head of Key Stage 4
I am a HLTA *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 about First Steps and Foundation
The I Matter framework has had a powerful impact on me personally and on my practice. It has, under one umbrella, drawn together all the research and learning I am familiar with and framed it in a way that is easily accessible to parents and professionals alike. It has proven to be a thought-provoking process and I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to trial this for my organization. Senior Adoption Social Worker
“I’m looking after myself better at work. It has been brilliant for helping me have more patience with challenging pupils. I’ve developed a bit more tolerance for some staff members too!” Secondary Teacher