Resilient IMPACT is a specialist program offered by the LBI Foundation that has been developed, evaluated and refined over a four year period.
Resilient IMPACT Target Group: Young People in Educational Settings
Resilient IMPACT is a program targeted to young people within educational communities (schools, alternative education sites), with a strong focus for young people with backgrounds of disadvantage (trauma, disability, social exclusion).
Resilient IMPACT Objective: Thriving Young People (Empowered to Be Resilient and Make an Impact in their Life).
How can this be achieved?
- Young people acquire the core knowledge, skills and resources to grow and thrive. This manifests in young people dealing with the challenges of everyday life; achieving the educational and life goals that they set for themselves; forming healthy relationships with peers, family and community; and engaging meaningfully within their identified community in a resilient and impactful manner.
How is this achieved through Resilient IMPACT?
- By activating an education community who understand and respond to the specific learning, developmental and growth needs of young people.
- In this community, adults are trained and empowered to coach young people (and their community) to acquire core knowledge, skills and resources for life-long growth, resilience and wellbeing outcomes.
How Does Resilient IMPACT Work?
Resilient IMPACT is designed to be delivered at-scale and individually tailored to educational community, agency or school through a three-staged implementation plan. The program is founded upon core IMPACT material and wellbeing and resilience skills, but includes supplementary training, resources, accreditation processes and tools that integrate trauma, wellbeing and resilience content (supported by an online platform: www.lblearninghub.org).
Underpinned by IMPACT Content
IMPACT stands for Intentional Model and Practice Approach for Clients to Thrive.
IMPACT integrates three areas of science through an intentional practice (or What-What-How) method:
Positive psychology (wellbeing, resilience, mindfulness)
Trauma-informed practice (neuroscience, attachment, neuro-development)
Implementation science (how to implement interventions that gain traction and respond to individual needs)
A core feature of the IMPACT program is its multiplier effect – where content is continually re-activated and community members transition from content ‘learners’ to ‘coaches’.
In other words, content related to wellbeing, resilience and growth is learnt, internalised, applied and then coached within an educational community (or school). Supporting adults:
‘learn’ concepts related to wellbeing, resilience and growth (and trauma)
‘live’ or internalise the concepts for self
‘apply’ the concepts in how they support others (eg. children, families, carers)
‘coach’ the concepts to the people they support (eg. children, families, carers)
IMPACT is underpinned by an competency-based accreditation framework, which includes accredited IMPACT Coach, IMPACT Clinical Coach and IMPACT Trainer roles (supported by online platform).
- Resilient IMPACT is implemented through a three-stage model; individually tailored to school, educational site or community.
- The implementation is designed to build local community capacity to sustainably implement the program.
- The three phases are supported by core key intervention or program components that define summary outputs and activities. The program is designed to be delivered within an intentional and staged manner, as mapped to the specific needs, interests, strengths, desired outcomes and resources of the educational community.
LBI Foundation collaborates side-by-side with the educational site, agency or provider in the implementation of the Resilient IMPACT program. This is supported through a co-design process. The program has been developed to augment (not replace) existing services and has been designed to map to key education policy markers and existing frameworks.
Resilient IMPACT is currently being delivered across a number of schools and alternative education sites.
If you would like further information on the Resilient IMPACT program please contact: David Kelly, Resilient IMPACT Project Lead, at David.Kelly@lbi.org.au