The I Matter Training Journey
Strong Foundations for Your Own Key Role - Building Confidence for Challenging Times

TAKE THE I MATTER CHALLENGE
COMPLETE THE STEPS, LEARN IMPORTANT IDEAS, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Professionals - Parents - Young People - Adults - Senior Leaders. 


Training in the I Matter Framework is for senior leaders, for professionals, for parents-carers and for young people.  It is for anyone who lives or works with children and adults who are struggling or challenging.  It is also helpful for anyone who has an issue that they are struggling with and want to make progress on.   The I Matter Challenge is the vehicle that supports you in making a commitment to using your I Matter Journey to making a difference. 

We run the following pathways for professionals and for parents:
1. An Everyday I Matter Awareness Programme 
2. An I Matter Supported Learning Programme - for those supporting children with Raised Concerns or Longer Term Needs
3. A Certification Programme - Stage 1 and Stage 2



I Matter Supported Journey Learning Outcomes:  What's included: 

Assessment:  Starting with clear recommendations

First Steps Stage: A Taster of I Matter Thinking

Foundation Stage: Learning the I Matter Framework 

Intermediate Stage: Thinking Developmentally

Advanced Stage:  Advanced Applications


EVERYDAY AWARENESS OR 
SUPPORTED LEARNING FOR RAISED CONCERNS OR LONGER TERM NEEDS


The I Matter Awards (or I Matter Challenge) aim to prepare you for your own key role in caring for children in a professional or personal role, or in responding to a wide range of challenging issues. 

An understanding of the pillars of the I Matter Framework will help you to keep the bigger picture in mind as you go forward through challenging times enabling you to be more intentional, and better able to create positive outcomes in your life and in the lives of children and young people and others that you care about.

  • Choose your focus child or issue and complete an Initial assessment to gain some recommendations
  • 5 Key Stages, with Modules and structured Lessons including practical resources and exercises to complete the full challenge 
  • Engage in supported learning with group discussions through forum and study support sessions organised by our I Matter Direct Team or in your locality with our certified team
  • Achieve the I Matter Journey Challenge Stage Certifications.  And when you complete the Full Award and can evidence your results, you will be sent a high quality, hand signed certificate via registered post.
  • Pay for a single step or < > for the complete course, certification and your physical certificates on completion. 
  • Opportunities to apply to become one of our certified Link or Lead or Advanced Practitioners 

WHY DID DR CATHY BETOIN CREATE THIS COURSE?  

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“ I created this course based on thirty years' experience of practice as a teacher and clinical psychologist with children and adults in schools and in clinical settings where I saw a great deal of confusion about what to do and why to help children who are struggling or challenging.  The pillars of the I Matter Framework help you build strong foundations that you can apply intentionally and use systematically to make a difference when helping children in home, school or community settings. The concepts are easy to use and powerful. ”

WHAT DO PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS SAY?

'Children's well-being is important to us.  We knew what we wanted -but not how to get there.  The I Matter Training Journey is helping our schools pull various disparate initiatives into an organised approach putting adult-child relationship health and children's development at the heart of our school development planning    

Huw Davies and Pete Barfoot  -  Kendal Headteachers

 

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This approach rebuilds the hope and confidence of professionals and parents by providing a language and concepts that we can all work together with that ties elements together. It just makes complete sense

Dr Amy Lee: GP Safeguarding Lead - Kendal Integrated Care Community

The information in I Matter Training is like gold dust for parents and carers - I am loving the training.  It is making such a difference to my confidence   Parent of child with challenges

 

I am a 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

What's Included in the I Matter Everyday Awareness Taster Courses?
If you just want a general awareness this is the place to start..

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FIRST STEPS:   NUGGETS AND GEMS    CLICK HERE

Brief Registration
An introduction to the I Matter Framework
The Essentials of Attachment
Well-Being Planning
RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYDAY AWARENESS

What's Included in the I Matter Supported Learning Journey and Awards?
When there are challenges, we help you get specific so your journey makes a difference...

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REGISTRATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Brief initial registration AND
In-depth registration and recommendations 
FOR SUPPORTED LEARNING FOR RAISED CONCERNS OR
LONGER TERM NEEDS

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FIRST STEPS:   NUGGETS AND GEMS    CLICK HERE
PARENTS START HERE
An introduction to the I Matter Framework
The informal I Matter Q
The Essentials of Attachment
Well-Being Planning
RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYDAY AWARENESS

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INTENSIVE   CLICK HERE
EVERYDAY PROFESSIONALS START HERE
I MATTER INTENSIVE
The Pillars of the I Matter Framework
A Fast Paced Introduction 
RECOMMENDED FOR RAISED CONCERNS

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FOUNDATION STAGE    CLICK HERE
SUPPORTED LEARNING STARTS HERE
FOUNDATION A - From Confusion to Clarity
FOUNDATION B - Watching Affectionately
FOUNDATION C - Everyday Application
RECOMMENDED FOR RAISED CONCERNS

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INTERMEDIATE STAGE      CLICK HERE

INTERMEDIATE A - Thinking Developmentally
WELL-BEING PLUS PLANNING 
INTERMEDIATE B - Nurturing Growth
EXTENSION COMMUNITY
RECOMMENDED FOR LONGER TERM NEEDS

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ADVANCED STAGE      CLICK HERE

Advanced Applications

RECOMMENDED FOR SPECIALIST INTERESTS

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MEMBERSHIP
Bronze     - with forum
Silver       - with Q&A
Gold        - with goal planning
Diamond - with book club and case studies
Platinum - with 1:1 support

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STAGE 1 CERTIFICATION          CLICK HERE
Your personal I Matter journey - direct roles
I Matter Informed Practice Foundation Stage Certification
I Matter Informed Practice Intermediate Stage Certification
I Matter Informed Practice Advanced Stage Certification

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STAGE 2 CERTIFICATION          CLICK HERE
Supporting Others with their I Matter Journey
Mentor
Link Professional
Lead Professional 
Advanced Practitioner

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If you are travelling on a journey and you want to see results, it is helpful to have support on the way.   The following elements come together to provide a way of supporting your learning journey over time.

The details of these elements are still in development.