Overview: Work for an I Matter Award

INSIGHT AND SKILLS THAT MATTER

WORK FOR AN I MATTER RELATIONSHIP HEALTH AWARD
DEVELOP YOUR INSIGHT AND SKILLS WITH ANXIOUS AND CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR

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Thank you for your interest in I Matter Training - These COVID-19 times are tough times for very many people

So, do you usually love your role but are finding yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed?
Or would you like to help more stressed adults and children find their way forward to a happier and healthier place in spite of all the challenges?

Right now, would you like to 
+ Get Clearer About the Way Forward (Awareness Level)
+ Support Your Organisation (Bridging Role)
+ improve your confidence in direct relationships with struggling children or adults (stage 1: Extended Journey)
+ help other professionals or parents-carers in their I Matter Learning Journeys via Certified Facilitator roles (stage 2)

The I Matter Certification Programme has been designed to have relevance for a wide range of needs, roles.   It is designed to help you get started and find your way forward step by step with thinking that can help you make a difference right now in the current COVID-19 crisis - and beyond.
So that you can help your own family AND help others in your community.

We support
Awards for Professionals
Awards for Parents-Carers
Awards for Young People

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I Matter Awards are based on 4 Stages

Please note: At present awards beyond the Awareness Stage (red) are only offered in the Kendal and Morecambe Bay Area.  

Awareness Stage  (RED)
To progress to the other stages everyone has to complete this stage.
Completion of the Intensive online is a requirement to apply to the other certification options. You can gain the I Matter Informed Award.

Bridge Stage (for those in organisations) (PURPLE) 
This stage is for professionals who want to support the process of embedding principles in organisational practices, for example by making it easier for other professionals and parents to access training and by ensuring that practices shift to take i Matter principles into account - notably about ways to support Relationship Health as a priority .

Stage 1 Extended Journey (YELLOW)
This is the core of the Extended Journey.   The A courses offer Theory, the B courses offer intensive coaching support.   The Mentor Certifications are based on gathering evidence of your understanding of the principles as they play out in everyday situations.   Completion of Stage 1 means you can apply for the I Matter Mentor Award. The focus in Stage 1 is on your individual practices in direct relationships with children and young people and other adults.   Assessments can be used only informally at this stage to inform your thinking and only with your own immediate clients.  They should not be used in reports.

Stage 2 Facilitator Certification (GREEN)
Stage 2 Certification is about supporting others on an I Matter Journey initially at Awareness (red) Level.  Lead Professionals are licensed to support the prevention and early intervention role, Lead Plus oversee local assessments and planning for vulnerable children eg with EHCP plans and Advanced Practitioners oversee guidance  for those with more complex needs. Awareness level training is offered by Facilitators through a combination of face to face teaching and coaching and study support for online learning and the Community Wheel programme. You achieve one of the Facilitator Awards

WHY WORK FOR AN I MATTER AWARD?    LETS THINK ABOUT THIS
An I Matter Award is a chance to learn some new insights and skills AND make a difference to a child

TEACHERS:  When you go to work as a teacher what is your key professional goal?  Are you there to teach English, or Maths or Art?  Are you there to help children get good grades?    Or is there something else - something a bit deeper?

GP'S: When you to to work as a GP what is your key professional goal?   Are you there to treat patients?  Or prescribe medication?  Or to provide expert consultation?   Or is there something else - something a bit deeper?

SOCIAL WORKERS:  When you go to work as a social worker, what is your key professional goal?   Are you there to safeguard children?  Or support with benefits entitlements?   Or protect the vulnerable?    Or is there something else - something a bit deeper?

TEACHING ASSISTANTS:   When you go to work as a teaching assistant, what is your key professional goal?  Are you there to ensure children complete work set by the teacher?  Or to ensure that they don't disrupt lessons?  Or that they fulfil potential?   Or is there something else?

PSYCHOLOGISTS:   When you go to work as a psychologist, what is your key professional goal?   Are you there to assess children?  Or develop intervention plans?   Or to deliver an expert service?   Or is there something else - something a bit deeper?

POLICE OFFICERS:  When you to go to work as a police offer, what is your key professional goal?   Are you there to protect the public?  Or to arrest criminals?   Or to enforce the law?   Or is there something else - something a bit deeper?

HEADS AND DIRECTORS OF CHILDREN'S SERVICE: When you go to work as a leader in a school or service for children and families what is your key professional goal?   Are you there to to administer well?   Or to motivate your staff?   Or to get data that looks good on someone's spreadsheets?   Or is there something else - something a bit deeper?

PARENTS-CARERS - When you get up in the morning what is your key role in relation to your children?   Are you there to make sure that they have smart clothes, or get good grades, or are polite and friendly?   Or is there something else= something a bit deeper?


So what exactly is the something else when it comes to children's well-being?
What is it that is currently missing?  Or not clear?
What if we could agree at a deeper level what we were all there collectively to do together? 
What if we could agree on a way of thinking - or a Framework - that helped everyone  to find a useful role to play in a collective effort? 

The I Matter Framework and the Community Wheel take the load out of this process of deciding what the priorities are for improving outcomes for children and families - especially the most vulnerable - through providing individuals and teams a carefully structured synthesis of what the research evidence on children's mental health is really saying.  Then I Matter Training helps parents and professionals and young people to agree on some shared starting points

The I Matter Framework is taught in a manner that makes sense and offers a proven stepped process - set out in the I Matter Awards and these are designed to enables different people and organisations with different roles to work together more effectively over a longer view to improve children's mental health and wellbeing.  These steps have been carefully developed by Dr Cathy Betoin based on years of experience in teaching, clinical psychology and CAMHS servies, and in community focused practice.  The steps are carefully designed to ensure that adults better understand the needs of children and better understand the subsequent steps they must take in everyday scenarios to support collective effective actions and better results.

  • I Matter Training

    “REGISTRATION, INTRODUCTION, ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    All I Matter Journey's start with thinking about a focus child and with completing some brief and sometimes some more indepth questionnaires. Then we offer you some recommendations.”

    REGISTRATION AND INTRODUCTION

  • I Matter Training

    “Awareness: Introduction: This awareness session will introduce you to why the I Matter Framework is needed and what it can offer to those who work with children and adults who are struggling or challenging.”

  • I Matter Training

    “Awareness: First Steps shows you have just completed a taster introduction to I Matter Principles”

  • I Matter Training

    “Awareness: : Intensive Level Certificate. This level shows you have had a fast paced introduction to the pillars of the I Matter Framework.
    You are eligible for the Informed Practice Award”

  • I Matter Training

    “Bridging: Trainee or Approved I Matter Link Professional Certification shows that you have an understanding of the basic principles of the I Matter Framework and are working wtih us as an informed referrer and part of the locality support network to embed the principles into everyday practices in your role”

  • I Matter Training

    “Stage 1: Foundation A Certificate. From Confusion to Clarity: This level shows you have have revisited, the Principles set out in the I Matter Framework at a slower pace and with more depth that in the intensive”

  • I Matter Training

    “Stage 1: Foundation B Watching Affectionately Certificate shows that you have completed a Theory to Practice short intensive course introducing the i Matter Process in relation to your focus child”

  • I Matter Training

    “Stage 1: Foundation Level Certification. This level shows you have demonstrated a strong grasp of the concepts and applications of the I Matter Framework and that you understand how to use the I Can Control and Calm Myself Checklist to guide your practice with children you support. You have taken part in 4 supervisions over a minimum period of 4 months”

  • I Matter Training

    “Stage 1 Intermediate A Thinking Developmentally Certificate shows that you have been introduced to key developmental concepts that are vital to good practice with vulnerable children”

  • I Matter Training

    “A Stage 1 Intermediate B Nurturing Growth: certificate shows that you have been introduced to the process of assessing a child's developmental needs and to creating a focused skills development plan”

  • I Matter Training

    “Stage 1: Intermediate Certification. This stage shows you have demonstrated a strong understanding of the application of Intermediate Stage principles in everyday settings, It shows you have an understanding of how to use the I Matter Developmental Assessment as a planning tool with children you support. You will have completed a minimum of 8 supervisions over a minimum of 8 months ”

  • I Matter Training

    “The Advanced A and B Certification shows that you have demonstrated a strong grasp of the application of I Matter thinking to a wide range of specialist practice issues. You will have selected an I Matter Tool and gained experience in using it effectively. You will have completed a minimum of 12 supervisions over a minimum of 12 months.”

  • I Matter Training

    “Stage 1: I Matter Mentor Certification shows that you have worked over an extended period to support the development of your child's social emotional progress via the provision of targeted opportunities.and are now supporting others with their I Matter Journey”

  • I Matter Training

    “The Stage 2 Certification as a Trainee or Approved Lead Professional - Prevention Level certification shows that you are working with us to help offer study support to professionals and parents who are taking part in a Awareness Level Matter Journey. You will practice with the support of an Advanced Practitioner. ”

  • I Matter Training

    “The Stage 2 Certification as a Trainee or Approved Community Wheel Facilitator Professional certification shows that you are working with us to oversee the local delivery of the Community Wheel and the Relationship Health Network. You will practice with the support of an Advanced Practitioner.”

    Community Wheel Facilitator

  • I Matter Training

    “The Stage 2 Certification as a Trainee or Approved Lead Plus Professional certification shows that you are working with us to oversee he use of I Mater assessment tools in your setting. You will practice with the support of an Advanced Practitioner.”

    I Matter Lead Plus Practitioner

  • I Matter Training

    “The Stage 2 Certification as a Trainee or Approved Advanced Practitioner shows that you are working with us with a very strong grasp of the application of I Matter practice in complex scenarios and are supporting the assessment and recommendations process.”