Professional and Practitioner Training Options

All successful journeys start with noticing new details that have been overlooked

tinypeople-trans (1)An I Matter Journey supports joined up thinking in varied roles

WORKING
DIRECTLY WITH
CHILDREN

WORKING WITH
ADULTS TO
HELP CHILDREN

WORKING TO
BUILD JOINED
UP PRACTICE

WORKING IN
SCHOOLS 
LEADERSHIP

WORKING IN 
COMMUNITY
LEADERSHIP

LEARN THE I MATTER FRAMEWORK


About I Matter Professional and Practitioner Training

Relationship Health Matters has been training practitioners in the I Matter Framework since 2010 as a direct result of seeing such a gap in provision to equip those in direct and indirect roles in the care of children with additional needs

As a Practitioner who works with children and families in a health, education or community role, you can add specialist knowledge to your current practice and join a dynamic professional community dedicated to embedding an integrated and collaborative approach based on new thinking.

We are honoured to work with some amazing people to support better understanding of relationship health and its significance both locally and worldwide to really transform lives. Our Advisory Board and Practitioner Directories are testimony to that.

PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTITIONER TRAINING OPTIONS tinypeople-trans (1)

Relationship Health is an idea that has been overlooked.  Talking about these issues has often felt difficult and uncomfortable.   However, Learning about a Relationship Health Approach to improving Child and Adult Wellbeing becomes much easier and more interesting with the help of an I Matter Five Steps Learning Journey.   There are two key practitioner training options

I Matter Aware (Taught training only) 
  • You have taken part in a taught Getting Started or Fundamentals Course or had some informal discussions on the issues
  • You have acquired some introductory understanding
  • You could be a professional or a parent
  • You are not certified to offer I Matter Training or Intervention to others.   This is insufficient to be part of a formal I Matter intervention plan but is a way to get started.
I Matter Informed and Five Steps Graduate (Requires Five Steps Online study)
  • You are working through the online Five Steps programme
  • You are focussed on your own role in direct relationships
  • You could be a professional or a parent
  • To be a Five Steps Graduate you must complete all steps 
  • You are not formally certified but you can work as part of an I Matter Intervention plan in schools or clinics with supervision of a Lead Plus
I Matter I Matter Senior Link or Link 
  • You are designated informed point of contact in your organisation
  • You use language and concepts informally in everyday roles
  • You may use ideas informally with children and young people
  • You may use ideas informally in pastoral role with parents-carers
  • You may use ideas informally working in a leadership role 
  • Creating a shared language with other local organisations
  • Skilled practice, informal engagement, pathfinding
    Requires completion of Five Steps online and Link Certification
Supporting Others:  Mentor, Lead, Lead, Lead Plus or Advanced Practitioner
  • Evidenced competence, formal role coaching the concepts
  • Licensed to provide small group taught Fundamentals courses
  • Licensed to provide small group study support for online learning
  • Providing 1:1 consultations and coaching
  • Working with others in local community to address needs
  • Developing a special area of application interest.
  • To oversee practice in a team, you need Lead Plus or Advanced
    Requires Extended Journey, Trainee Role & Certification Steps

Embedding Relationship Health Practice into an Organisation so that you can work in a joined up way with parents-carers to help young people requires a sustained commitment and strong well-informed leadership support.  Our stepped process for organisation development is key.

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