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Sharing I Matter:  Intellectual Property:  What you Can and Can't do
Use of Resources, Trademarks, Copyright 

There are four important sections to the question of how you can use I Matter Resources.   This depends on the phase of your learning journey

There are three phases in an I Matter Journey
Phase 1: Your own I Matter Learning Journey (personal and professional - Awareness and Level 1)
Phase 2: Extended Learning (Level 2-3)
Phase 3: Supporting Others (Level 4-6)

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In the first stages of I Matter Training I Matter it is important to just focus on your own personal learning and personal relationships - with a particular focus on those that are challenging.  If you are also a professional this extends to the way that you manage your professional relationships with colleagues and clients - with a particular focus on those that are challenging.

Important:  Intellectual Property Agreement

Participation in this training confers your agreement as follows

1.  All materials shared in this
programme are the Intellectual Property of Relationship Health Matters Ltd and are shared to support participants own personal and professional development and progress on own I Matter Challenge.  Resources are for participants personal use and are not to be copied or shared with others.  Each person has a personal log on which is not for shared use

2. Participation in Levels 1-3 training does not equip participants to train others in an I Matter Approach or with I Matter Resources.   Instead the focus of the training is on
participants own learning, supporting more effectiveness in roles in direct relationships with children and adults with intent to support happier and healthier relationships in home, school, work, and community.  If others are interested they can progress their own learning journey.

4. If participants are interested in helping children, there are options to apply to the Extended Journey (Level 2 and 3).  If they are interested in working with adults there is the certification pathway (Levels 4-6).



What this means is as follows:
+ Training for You in a Personal Role: following an Awareness or Level 1 training for you in a personal role, resources offered are only for you.  Your only focus from an I Matter perspective in the first stages of training is on how you are thinking, feeling and behaving, especially in challenging situations.  You can informally talk about the principles that you have learned.  You can informally show resources to family members and should put your learning into practice and be a role model.   You should not offer training to others as only Certified I Matter practitioners (Level 4-6) are equipped to explain the I Matter Framework or train others in its applications. As part of a Level 2 and 3 training you will focus on developing the skills of helping a child with challenges.    If you have taken part in I Matter Taught Sessions only or online study without at least 10 sessions study support  you can describe yourself as I Matter Aware.   If you have completed online study to Level 1-2 with at least 10 study support sessions you can describe yourself as I Matter Informed (Step 2) or I Matter Informed (Step 5) as applicable. 

Training for You in a Professional Role: following an Awareness or Level 1 training for you in a professional role, the resources are only for you.  Your only focus from an I Matter perspective in the first stages of training is on how you are thinking, feeling and behaving, especially in challenging situations.  You can informally talk about the principles that you have learned.  You can informally show resources to colleagues to interest them in learning more themselves but your role is not to train your colleagues or others in I Matter principles as unless you are an approved Trainee or certified I Matter practitioner then you are not equipped by Level 1-3 to explain the I Matter Framework or train others in its applications.  As part of a Level 2 and 3 training you will focus on the skills of helping a child with challenges.   If you are working in an organisation you must have I Matter Certified Supervision.   If you have taken part in I Matter taught sessions only or online Step 1-2 study without at least 10 sessions study support  you can describe yourself as I Matter Aware.   If you have completed online study to Level 1-2 with at least 10 study support sessions you can describe yourself as I Matter Informed. 

+ Training for You in a Personal Role when you are a professional: following an Awareness or Level 1 core training that was you in a personal role, the resources are definitely only for you.  If you feel that you would like to learn more to support your professional role then you can apply to join professional training.   We are sometimes able to offer some small discounts if you have taken part in the last 6 months.

Professionals or parents who have completed I Matter Five Steps Core and Extended Journey Training (Levels 1-3) can describe themselves as offering practice or parenting informed by I Matter Principles (to a given stage) but they do not train others.   Professionals who have taken part in I Matter Training can encourage parents-carers to register for training as a complement to their own offer.

i)   WHY WE PROTECT THE I MATTER RESOURCES Important message 
ii)   I MATTER RESOURCES COPYRIGHT  Guidelines on use of I Matter resources and on derivatives based on the training and resources
iii)  HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT I MATTER JOURNEYS FOR OTHERS IN YOUR ORGANISATIONS OR FOR FAMILIES  The training you need 
iv)  RESOURCES OFFERED AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF I MATTER TRAINING What is offered at different stages

1. OUR PHILOSOPHY AND WHY WE PROTECT THE USE OF I MATTER RESOURCES 
IMPORTANT Message from Dr Cathy Betoin:  Founder and  Developer of the I Matter Training Journey:
 

The I Matter Framework was developed as an integrated theoretical approach over a period of more than 15 years to help professionals and parents to be better equipped for the care of the anxious or challenging child.  This is because the models of practice that are currently offered in child and family mental health practice still often miss out some very key details of what the research evidence is really saying.   

The result has been some huge gaps in professional and parent understanding and gaps in good practice when it comes to the challenges found in implementation of care for vulnerable children. This is notably seen in an everyday lack of recognition of the vital importance of insight into stress and wellbeing states as seen in children and in adults, and gaps in understanding of child development, brain development and the adult role.    

The I Matter Learning journey is therefore very carefully structured based on years of clinical and teaching experience of what works best to help adults and young people - especially those in overwhelm.  The goal is to help adults to revisit and build themselves strong foundations to help them to work together well with others in challenging situations over the longer periods of time that are commonly needed to make a difference - putting the issues of relationship health at the centre.   

Therefore one key idea about I Matter Training is that whether you are a professional or a parent,  I Matter first and foremost involves a personal development journey.  We invite everyone to think about challenges with a focus child or focus relationship with the idea that the best results of your commitment to this training process is a minimum of one healthier and happier relationship.

Whilst some aspects of I Matter look simple, in more challenging and stuck situations the details of the process become very important and require time, reflection and the support of highly trained and highly skilled practitioners.   Our learning process is an ongoing one.   So though we want to get I Matter thinking out into everyday practice, we also want to assure a high quality level of understanding for those who need it most. 

Therefore if you start on an I Matter Learning Journey. it is very important that you do not overestimate or misrepresent your status.  An I Matter Informed Approach can support improvements in practice only when done carefully and thoughtfully.   The ideas are powerful and very important but an I Matter Training Journey does not offer any quick fixes and should never be used in this manner.   

if you are a professional the resources can inform your thinking about your own role and your clients needs, but resources should only be used with clients or colleagues for the purposes of sharing the availability of I Matter Training with them. This is to protect the learning experience.

The key message is that the first outcome of your training is not to train others but to focus on SEEING AND BEING differently.  You must focus first only on what small step changes YOU can make in the way you do things in your own role and setting.. in the first instance, this could simply be through changes in your own insight and attitudes and approach in your own immediate relationships and responsibilities.

These strict conditions are to protect the fidelity & quality of the I Matter Journey Experience. 

I Matter Assessment Tools should not be used in any professional reports or decision making process unless you have done the requisite training and are are working in a member organisation with appropriate supervisions in place.  To use the tools in your professional role, or share I Matter actively with others or you will need Extended Journey Certifications and Supporting Others  Training.  You can apply to become a Supporting Others Trainee on completion of Extended Journey intermediate A training.

Parents and Carers and professionals are advised that the steps of the journey are there for a reason, and these restrictions enable us to protect the details which guarantee consistency and the quality of support needed for best outcomes.  Consequently, finding the right, appropriately informed support is a vital part of the process that should be taken very seriously.

The practice of I Matter looks simple but can often be very challenging due to the deep personal journey that it can involve for parents and carers and for professionals, and due to the numbers of people that commonly are implicated.  So we believe in small careful steady steps.   Focus first on your own learning journey.  Explore deep so that you can find out where the gaps in your own understanding are.

A good I Matter Journey is generally full of lightbulb moments! 
So be ready and take your time!  Remember that you can make a difference!
We also all have gaps in our understanding so even an I Matter Trained Professional might not always 'get it'.
Hence the reason that your own journey matters.

If it comes to our attention that you are not respecting these Terms and Conditions, we will be obliged to take action.

2. USE OF I MATTER RESOURCES AND CREATION OF DERIVATIVES

The following conditions are intended to protect the fidelity of the approach to sharing and teaching the I Matter Framework;
The resources can and should be used by those with appropriate training and licence to do so,

If in doubt please contact us to discuss your questions



Can I Use the I Matter Trademarks  or Names  and Logo

To highlight that your own approach or derivative training is strongly influenced by or aligned with I Matter and Relationship Health principles as the primary methodology though you are not affiliated with I Matter. If you as the author have completed Extended Journey and on the understanding that you will obtain our consent and give full attribution and non affiliation statements this will ordinarily BE PERMITTED.  Derivative Training and Derivative Resources should include the following statements:  Derivative work based on training in the I Matter Framework - Original training found at www.imattertraining.com  The author/website is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with I Matter Training or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries.   

To name a programme or service NOT PERMITTED unless program  is run by an approved Trainee or Lead Prof  by our guidelines and has our written consent

To describe your own school or service  NOT PERMITTED unless your org is a member and you have an Approved Lead or Advanced Practitioner with a current licence

As a Credential: You can state the level of your certificate or Award as I Matter Aware or using I Matter principles but you must not use I Matter Informed unless you have completed Step 1-2 online with at least 10 certified study support sessions or I Matter Practitioner as a title unless you have completed approved training for Supporting Others as a Facilitator. Lead,  Lead Plus  or Advanced Practitioner roles

In a book or product title
NOT PERMITTED unless part of a resource that has had explicit consent from us and is agreed as part of our resource toolkit

 

To promote an event or workshop NOT PERMITTED unless specifically offered by an approved I Matter Lead


Can I teach or train <others> with I Matter materials or use the resources in counselling, therapy or coaching sessions ?

Sharing with Parents-Carers or Young People via face to face sessions. COURSE NOTES AND RESOURCES ARE - NOT FOR COPYING OR DISPLAY OR DISTRIBUTION  You can offer training with I Matter Resources only if you are a Supporting Others Trainee or Approved Lead Prof or Adv Practitioner (clinical assessment)  At Home and School, or I Matter Core Training, use of resources can be shown to others for informal discussion only with intent to discuss training availability   There are a small number of posters which can be displayed by those who have completed Five Steps training (Five Steps and I Matter Model).

Sharing via Face-to-face Feedback to Professionals in my own org setting BRIEF FEEDBACK PERMITTED. More depth only permitted if  an approved Extended Journey or Supporting Others Trainee Lead or an Advanced Prof 

Sharing via face to face with General public in my locality NOT PERMITTED unless you become licenced as a Supporting Others Trainee Lead or Advanced Practitioner with agreed plan

Sharing with Parents-Carers or Young People for online sessions   NOT PERMITTED unless approved as a Supporting Others Trainee Lead Professional or Advanced Practitioner and with clients having own dedicated online learning account and explicit agreement to offer online supported learning

Sharing via online with Professionals in my own org setting  BRIEF FEEDBACK PERMITTED+ ONLY IF PASSWORD PROTECTED 

Sharing via online with General public using digital resources NOT PERMITTED unless you are licenced as a Stage 2 practitioner with an agreed action research plan


Can I use the I Matter Assessment tools in my home or practice?

For my own informal use at home or work to inform thinking.   PERMITTED FOR YOUR OWN USE
You may download single versions labelled (for personal use only) from the I Matter Core and Extended Journey courses.   You must not copy or distribute these versions and should not use scores in any formal reports. You may only use the tools professionally if you complete the agreed stage 2 and stage 3 certifications.

Sharing with professionals.  You can show informally via a display version  but must not copy or distribute unless your school has a Lead Plus licence

For distributing to public NOT PERMITTED.  For giving to clients Only if you have a Supporting Others certification and they are registered..


Can I display, copy, convert into digital or audio or translate or adapt or create derivatives of I Matter resources?

Printed Adaptations to use For Parents-Carers or Young People NO COPYING OF ORIGINAL RESOURCES PERMITTED.  CREATION OF DERIVATIVES PERMITTED FOR FACE TO FACE USE ONLY IF CONSENT obtained from us for versions that support your direct work. Only for Supporting Others Trainee or Approved Lead or Adv Practitioners.  All derivative works should include the statement: Derivative work based on training in the I Matter Framework - Original training and resources found at www.imattertraining.com  Organisational members and individual members may display our agreed list of selected posters only to highlight engagement in the development process.

 

Printed Adaptations for profs in own setting  You can share BRIEF SUMMARY OF KEY ETHOS but only with our agreed formats unless you are an Advanced Prof - with agreed consents


Printed Adaptions for sharing with general public face to face NOT PERMITTED WITH ANY VERSIONS without full written consent.


Digital Adaptations For Parents-Carers or Young People  DIGITAL COPIES OR DERIVATIVES ARE  NOT PERMITTED for sharing for online support for clients unless you are an  approved Trainee or Certified Lead or Advanced Practitioner with full consent to create an adaptation.- Users should have their own I Matter approved online account with direct access for personal use

Digital adaptations for professionals in own setting You can share a BRIEF SUMMARY ONLY with agreed formats  As needed and only if on password protected site

Digital adaptations For general public online eg on blog  NOT PERMITTED WITH ANY VERSIONS without FULL Written consent


If it comes to our attention that you are not respecting these Terms and Conditions, we will be obliged to take action.

3. LEAD PROFESSIONAL TRAINING REQUIRED TO SUPPORT RELATIONSHIP HEALTH TRAINING IN YOUR SETTING

At the present time we do not provide training for professionals to 'deliver' I Matter Training.  Instead, when you become I Matter Informed you can become part of a network that is supporting other professionals and parents in undertaking their own I Matter Journey,   Taking part in I Matter equips you with a language that can help your discussions with other professionals and parents

Course Step

Details

Professional Training Required

Skills Required 

Relationship Health Matters Community Supporter

Membership – based on  interest in the book:  Relationship Health for Professionals and Parents: The Missing Link in Children's Wellbeing (coming very soon!)

Open to all

NA

RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

Recommendation for a Professional 

Referral/Recommendation
via Senior Link/ Link Role or Lead Role if possible

Professional Training is open to all professionals

I Matter informed sensitive practice.

Recommendation of a  Parent-Carer or Young Person

Referral/Recommendation
via Senior Link/ Link Role or Lead Role required
Needs clarity on needs type

I Matter Step 1-2
Member of I Matter Learning Community 

I Matter informed sensitive practice.

Knowledge of other local services for parents-carers and young people

INITIAL REGISTRATION




Professional

Expression of interest
Indepth questionnaire 

Overseen by advanced practitioner

Needs extended experience of working with professionals with variety of rooles

Parent-Carer

Expression of interest
Indepth questionnaire 

Overseen by advanced practitioner

Needs extended experience of working with parents with variety of needs

AWARENESS COURSES




Professional/Senior

Introduction, Getting Started Workshops 

Workshop or online Webinar with optional email course 

Inhouse Trainee or Approved Lead Small group only

Experience of supporting 1:1 and groups and creating safe learning experience

Parent-Carer Introduction, Getting Started Workshops 

Workshop or online Webinar with optional email course 

Inhouse Trainee or Approved Lead Small group only–

Experience of supporting 1:1 and groups  and creating safe learning experience

FUNDAMENTALS COURSES

 

 

 

Professional/Senior

Fundamentals - 4 sessions

 4 session online small group taught programme with consolidation discussion and option for online study

 Trainee or Approved Lead

 Good understanding of  the I Matter Framework and ability to facilitate learning through discussion

Parent-Carer Fundamentals - 4 sessions

 4 session online small group taught programme with consolidation discussion and option for online study

Trainee or Approved Lead

Good understanding of  the I Matter Framework and ability to facilitate learning through discussion

I MATTER FIVE STEPS ONLINE

 

 

 


I Matter Step 1-2 and Step 3-5 online with study support options

Online course with local study support 

Trainee or Approved Lead Professional small group in-house only

Good understanding of  the I Matter Framework and ability to facilitate learning through discussion

Parent-Carer/YPerson
I Matter Step 1-2 and Step 3-5 Online or Face to Face

Online course with local study support 

Trainee or Approved Lead Professional

small group in-house only

Good understanding of  the I Matter Framework and ability to facilitate learning through discussion

RELATIONSHIP HEALTH MATTERS LEARNING COMMUNITY




Professionals

Weekly and Monthly

Step 1-2

Personal Implementation of principles

Parents

Weekly and Monthly

Step 1-2

Personal Implementation of principles

ORGANISATIONS




Named Seniors
Getting Started

Monthly

Step 1-2

Organisational  Implementation of principles

Primary Focus

Monthly

Step 1-2

Organisational Implementation of principles

Secondary Focus

Monthly

Step 1-2

Organisational Implementation of principles

Curriculum Focus

Monthly

Step 1-2

Organisational Implementation of principles

EXTENDED JOURNEY 




PROFESSIONALS
Foundation 
Intermediate 
Advanced 

Online with webinar support and online coaching

With Approved Lead

Employed role working with children

Hosting supportive small group discussion or 1:1

PARENTS-CARERS

Foundation 
Intermediate 
Advanced 

Online with webinar support and online coaching

with Approved Lead

Linked to member school

Hosting supportive small group discussion or 1:1

SUPPORTING OTHERS
TRAINEES




TRAINEE LEAD

Supporting Profs and Parents and young people face to face

Extended Intermediate A

+ Trainee Lead licence

Supporting face to face programmes complement

TRAINEE LEAD PLUS

Using I Matter Assessments inhouse

Extended Intermediate A

+ Trainee Lead Plus licence

Supporting assessment + IEP

TRAINEE ADVANCED

Overseeing assessment and recommendations

Extended Intermediate A

+ Trainee Advanced licence

Overseeing complex cases, advanced coaching

SUPPORTING OTHERS APPROVED




LEAD PROFESSIONAL

Supporting Profs and Parents and young people face to face in house

Approved Lead Licence

Supporting face to face programmes complement

LEAD PLUS PROFESSIONAL

Using I Matter Assessments inhouse

Approved Lead Plus Licence

Supporting assessment + IEP

ADVANCED PRACTITIONER

Overseeing assessment and recommendations

Approved Advanced Licence

Overseeing complex cases and advanced coaching

ORGANISATIONAL
MEMBERSHIP

LEVEL

REQUIRES

SKILLS

MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP

A minimum of two staff members to have completed the I Matter Step 1-2 and have org subscription

I Matter informed small core team

CERTIFED GETTING STARTED

CERTIFED GETTING STARTED
Focus org development

Submission of portfolio of evidence

Starting to embed practices

CERTIFIED PROGRESSING

CERTIFIED PROGRESSING
Focus staff training and informed referrals 

Submission of portfolio of evidence

Progressing with  embedding practices

CERTIFED COMMITTED

CERTIFED COMMITTED
Focus curriculum
Focus parent skills development

Submission of portfolio of evidence

Committed to embedding practices


4.  RESOURCES PROVIDED AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF AN I MATTER JOURNEY

RESOURCES PROVIDED AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF I MATTER TRAINING
Printed Resources will be available to purchase with each stage of the I Matter Journey, within the course platform

STAGE

PROVIDED

NOTES

Publications

I Matter Logo (trademarked)

Not to be used without consent based on our guidelines

Relationship Health: The Missing Link in Children’s Wellbing

Book Shortly in publication

Beta release – then Open to all

Website

I Matter Triangle – the missing link

This triangle can be used with attributions

Five Steps To Success
Free email course

5 days of videos

Five Steps Poster

This poster is for personal use of anyone who takes part

Essentials Course

14 days of videos
Essentials Course

Downloadable summary for personal use

I MATTER AWARENESS PROGRAMME
(Via Members)
Step 1-2
Step 3-4
Step 5

6 week programme, webinar plus 2 week Email course x 2

No online study or assessment needed

Small workbook and summary
Getting Started and Essentials of Attachment
Take Stock and Essentials of Routines


I Matter COMMUNITY WHEEL


Wheel poster and
12 mini challenges
Facilitator notes

REFERRAL PATHWAY


Programme description
Registration process

RELATIONSHIP HEALTH PRACTICE NETWORK


What should we fund poster

Monthly recorded webinar

RELATIONSHIP HEALTH RESOURC E LAB

Library of curated resources to support relationship practice

Quarterly networking events
Downloadable resources
Book club/Film club

I MATTER CORE PROGRAMME

 

 

Introduction

Introduction
Pre-recorded anytime or live on Background

Restricted
Provided at registration

Step 1: First Steps

Live or Recorded Teaching Sessions Getting Started Workshop introduces first concepts and graphics

Restricted
I Matter Model Poster download to those on course
Black and White outlines to fill in own symptoms of stress and wellbeing

Step 2: I Matter Intensive

Live or Recorded Teaching Sessions Getting Started Workshop with pillars of I Matter Framework concepts and introduction to graphics

Summary workbook – Please note The posters and full colour workbook are not provided for the I Matter Core Intensive

On completion of the online Intensive you can purchase the I Matter Framework book

Step3: Take Stock

Live or recorded online teaching sessions in 
Focussing on self assessment and planning

Option to purchase A4 FULL colour course notes.

Includes content for Extended Journey

Step 4: I Matter Process

Live or recorded online teaching sessions in focussed on teaching I Matter Process Emotion coaching

Option to purchase A4 FULL colour course notes.

Includes content for Extended Journey


Step 4 Plus Coaching

Intensive Daily coaching

N/A

Bespoke coaching


Limited release of I Matter Core Assessments optional

Step 5: Applications


Wheel poster and 12 online short courses

Lead Professional notes

EXTENDED JOURNEY

 

 

Foundation A

Recorded teaching sessions provide discussion of content  

Downloadable posters and assessment checklists for personal use or informal professional use only  
Option to purchase Full colour A4 course notes For Foundation A stage

Foundation B

Online coaching – no new content

None

Intermediate A

Recorded teaching sessions provide discussion of content

Downloadable posters and assessments for personal use or informal professional use only.  Option to purchase Full colour A4 course notes

For Intermediate A stage

Intermediate B

Online coaching – no new content

None

Advanced A

Applications of I Matter to specialist areas Live and Recorded Sessions

Session summary notes

Advanced B

Online coaching – no new content

None

SUPPORTING OTHERS  - TRAINEES

 

 

LINK REFERRER PROFESSIONAL

Network Member

I Matter Referral Information pack

FACILITATOR FOR HOME AND SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Network member

Online forum
Facilitator notes
Getting Started Workshop

LEAD PROFESSIONAL FOR I MATTER CORE PROGRAMME

Network Member

Online forum
Facilitator noes
A3 Posters for running groups

LEAD PLUS SUPERVISOR

Network Member

Licensed  use of agreed core assessments in house

ADVANCED  PRACTIONER

Network member

Licensed use of online I Matter Q assessment

SUPPORTING OTHERS APPROVED

 

 

LINK PROFESSIONAL


Network Member

I Matter Referral Information pack

FACILITATOR

Network member

Online forum
Facilitator Notes
Getting Started Workshop

LEAD PROFESSIONAL

Network Member

ALicensed use of A3 and A4 Posters and teaching videos

LEAD PLUS SUPERVISOR

Network Member

Licensed  use of agreed core assessments in house

ADVANCED  PRACTIONER

Network member

Licensed use of online assessment tool to run locality practice

ORGANISATIONS

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL AWARDS

Org Award Scheme
I Matter Charter

Stepped process to support organisational change
Use of agreed posters for display


To support sharing of I Matter Principles in an organisation, Limited I Matter Derivatives may be created by Trainee Lead Professionals if they are registered for Supporting Others but should have the wording: Based on training on the I Matter Framework – original training  found at www.imattertraining,com  FOR INTERNAL USE <YOUR NAME/SCHOOL NAME>