We Equip and Empower Children, Foster Carers, Residential Care Workers, Practitioners, Case Managers and Care Teams.

We offer scientifically grounded training, resources and methods to deliver sustainable whole-of-life outcomes for both children and care communities, and foster a growth-focused and trauma-responsive care environment.


Interested in learning more how we support and empower child protection and care communities.


IMPACT Program

Our work across child protection draws upon the IMPACT Program.

IMPACT offers a unifying lens and language, supported by practical tools and resources, to enable the science of wellbeing, resilience, growth and trauma-responsive practice to be understood and applied by children, caregivers, practitioners and systems, and sustainably embedded across child protection systems.


IMPACT Applications for Child Protection and Care Communities

Foster Carers and Residential Care Workers

For foster carers and residential care workers who are seeking to develop their capacity to:

  • Respond (rather than react) to a child or young person in the moment of caregiving stress.
  • Conduct moment-to-moment trauma responsive practice.
  • Develop personalised growth plans that respond to an individual child’s developmental, growth, trauma and/or wellbeing needs.
  • Conduct side-by-side coaching conversations with children and young people.
  • Intentionally support children acquire core wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning skills.
  • Professionalise their caregiving practices (e.g., intentional caregiving).
  • Draw upon and apply best-practice wellbeing and resilience skills.
  • Work side-by-side with care teams around a common shared intent.

Key professional development and capacity building strategies include:

Practitioners (Case Managers and Support Workers)

For practitioners who are seeking to develop their capacity to:

  • Respond (rather than react) to a child, caregiver or family needs.
  • Conduct moment-to-moment and intentional support roles, and operationalise their case or care plan goals into the next interaction or through growth planning.
  • Design and implement intentional growth plans that respond to a (1) child, (2) caregiver or (3) family’s growth, developmental or wellbeing needs.
  • Conduct side-by-side coaching conversations with children, families and caregivers.
  • Intentionally support care community members acquire core skills in wellbeing, resilience and trauma-responsive practice.
  • Professionalise their support and work roles.
  • Draw upon and apply best-practice wellbeing and resilience skills.
  • Work side-by-side with care teams around a common shared intent.

Key professional development and capacity building strategies include:

Children and Young People

For young people to develop core awareness and skills in:

  • Wellbeing, resilience and self-regulation (as scaffolded through social-emotional learning competencies).
  • Value-aligned decision making and goal setting.
  • Brain functioning and development.
  • How to make a positive impact in their lives.

Key Growth Strategies

Whole-Of-Care Community Approach

LBI Foundation have developed, refined and tested the whole-of-care-community implementation of the IMPACT Program for care communities (foster care agencies, care teams, government and non-government child protection agencies). This is captured through the Care IMPACT Community Development Stream.

Care IMPACT includes the intentional delivery of IMPACT Program components and services, as co-designed with care communities around local outcomes.

Further Information

If you require further information, or are not certain of the best direction for your care community, then please email us at info@lbi.org.au.

We would value hearing about your needs and context, and we will call you back to talk through potential support, training and coaching options.