Overview: Steps of the I Matter Journey

INSIGHT AND SKILLS THAT MATTER FOR RELATIONSHIP HEALTH

WELCOME!

Thank you for coming along to find out more.

An I Matter Approach is intended for professionals and parents who are trying to understand how to help a child. 

Or... how to help the many children and families who are struggling right now.   There is a lot to discover here

So imagine if it were possible to feel clearer?  Just that..
Clearer about what to do right now as the priority...

PLEASE SEND ME  THE PODCAST RECORDING AND NEWSLETTER:  A MESSAGE FROM ME TO YOU 

Take a moment to think about what it would be like 

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin and through this site, I would like to share with you some of the important ideas that have helped me in my professional and personal learning journey.   Getting clearer was what I wanted most... and getting there took me a long time...

However when the Fog started to clear it was such a relief 

If you register your interest, that way I will be able to keep you in touch with the way things are developing

After that - take a look at the separate pathways for professionals and for parents and for seniors in organisations.   They have a lot in common, but parents and organisations start off with an in depth assessment so we can guide you effectively from the first  

Cathy
Dr Cathy Betoin
Clinical Psychologist, Teacher and Parent

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Dr Cathy Betoin
Clinical Psychologist,
Teacher and Parent

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PLEASE SEND ME  THE PODCAST RECORDING:
A MESSAGE FROM ME TO YOU 

There are four different types of supported I Matter Learning Journey 

1.  Professional CPD and skills development
2.  Parenting-Caring: Preparation 
3.  Parenting-Caring: Raised Concerns  
4.  Young People: Skills Building

The details of the support offered will be determined as part of the initial registration process.  Parents and Young People can only access training with a recommendation from an approved I Matter Link or Lead Professional.

Make a Difference: Steps of the I Matter Challenge

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The I Matter Journey is based on 4 Stages
It is for Professionals, Parents, Young People, and Organisations

Please note: At present we are prioritising services 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 steps. On completion of the I Matter Intensive you gain the I Matter Informed Award.

1.AWARENESS - GETTING STARTED 
Relationship Health Matters Community

Introduction to an I Matter Journey with initial application process
Getting Started Workshop:  with Essentials -Taster Prevention Events: 
In depth Starter Assessment:  Starting with clear recommendations 
Getting Started Workshop: with First Steps Stage: Online Taster
Getting Started Workshop:with I Matter Intensive Course:  Overview 

2. BRIDGE STAGE (for those in organisations) (PURPLE) 
Support with embedding principles in organisational practices, 
Organisational Membership
Whole School Inset
Heads, Directors and Commissioners
Senior Link
Link Professional

3. STAGE 1 EXTENDED JOURNEY (YELLOW) - DIRECT WITH CHILDREN

Foundation Stage: Consolidating Foundation Understanding
Intermediate Stage: Thinking Developmentally
Advanced Stage: Advanced Applications
Stage 1 Certification - Supporting Children

 
4.STAGE 2 SUPPORTING OTHERS -  ADULTS (GREEN)
Lead Plus 2-1 Professional (everyday parenting and prevention)
Lead Plus 2-2 Professional (Raised Concerns Parenting)
Advanced 2-3 Practitioner

WHY TAKE PART IN I MATTER RELATIONSHIP HEALTH TRAINING?   
LETS THINK ABOUT THIS
I Matter Training offers a chance to learn some new insights and skills AND make a difference to at least one child

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?

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?


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

    “The Relationship Health Book and Community

    It sounds interesting and relevant and you want to learn more”

    Coming soon!

  • 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.”