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

TAKE THE I MATTER CHALLENGE IN 2021
COMPLETE THE STEPS, LEARN IMPORTANT IDEAS, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

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FOCUS FIRST ON JUST ONE RELATIONSHIP - AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS

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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 and for young people.   
It is for anyone who lives or works with children and adults who are anxious  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. 

In this training our focus is on helping a very clear understanding of the connections between stress and wellbeing, child development, brain development and the adult role

I Matter Training can support
1. An Everyday I Matter Awareness Programme - for those supporting children with typical needs and wanting information to support prevention
2. A specialist supported Learning Programme - for those supporting children with Raised Concerns or Longer Term Needs supported by our specialist assessment and recommendations process

We also run A Certification Programme - Stage 1 and Stage 2 - for those interested in deepening their skills and supporting others.



STAGES OF THE I MATTER JOURNEY 

We are currently focussing on sharing I Matter with a wider community through developing a robust training and certification structure.
The exact details of this process are still emerging but some key parts are now steady.



1. ORIENTATION, ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction with initial application process

In depth Assessment:  Starting with clear recommendations (if quick assessment indicates raised or escalated concerns)


2. GETTING STARTED WITH THE I MATTER STUDY PROCESS

Getting Started Workshop:  This workshop is a key exercise for the First Steps, Intensive and Foundation Courses

First Steps Stage: A Taster of I Matter Thinking

Intensive Course:  A Fast Paced Overview of the Pillars of the I Matter Framework


3. EXTENDED JOURNEY: CONSOLIDATION AND DEEPENING STAGE WITH CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

Foundation Stage: Consolidating Foundation Understanding 

Intermediate Stage: Thinking Developmentally

Advanced Stage: Advanced Applications


CERTIFIED I MATTER STAGE 1 PRACTITIONER OR PARENT


STAGE 2:  SUPPORTING OTHERS
LINK REFERRER ROLE
SENIOR LINK ROLE
LEAD PROFESSIONAL ROLE
LEAD PLUS
ADVANCED PRACTITIONER

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 application THEN
For Raised concerns or longer term needs
In-depth registration and recommendations & priority goals

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FIRST STEPS:   NUGGETS AND GEMS    CLICK HERE
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An introduction to the I Matter Framework
The informal I Matter Q
The Essentials of Attachment
Community Well-Being Wheel - Parents
REVIEW OF KEY LEARNING AND PRIORITY GOALS

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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 
Community Well Being Wheel - Professionals
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
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
CORE - Monthly Session
EXTENDED - Weekly programme with goal planning
CERTIFICATION - 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.