LBI Foundation have developed, refined and tested the implementation of the IMPACT Program for educational settings. This is captured through the Resilient IMPACT Community Development Stream.
Resilient IMPACT grows the capacity of young people, who need an extra helping hand, to:
Achieve their best, be resilient and make an impact in their life.
Resilient IMPACT does this by
1. Embracing Diversity, Complexity and Inclusion
Young people within educational settings are presenting with increasing levels of diversity and complexity of needs and behaviour. Resilient IMPACT embraces both student diversity and complexity through:
- A commitment to inclusion.
- Personalising the growth process through intentional support and coaching, as matched to student need and context.
Resilient IMPACT brings focus to diversity across entire educational communities, and especially targets young people, who through their life circumstances (e.g., trauma, disability, mental health, disadvantage), require specialist support to:
- Overcome challenges and adversity.
- Achieve educational and life goals.
- Form healthy relationships with peers, family and others.
- And engage meaningfully within their identified community.
2. Bringing Ongoing Focus to Two Key Growth Drivers
Resilient IMPACT grows youth capacity through two key drivers:
- Responding to Growth Needs – this is about activating the capacity of the educational community to understand and intentionally “respond” (rather than react) to the complex learning, developmental and growth needs of individual young people through intentional relationships, coaching conversations and growth planning.
- Building Student Capacity – In this community, adults are trained and empowered to intentionally coach young people to acquire foundational resources (awareness, skills and mindsets) for future learning growth outcomes. In action, this brings focus to the intentional delivery of wellbeing and resilience skills, supported through an online resource platform (www.lblearninghub.org) and competency-based learning modules, and intentional coaching and teaching strategies.
3. Being Community Embedded and Empowering
Resilient IMPACT is designed to be embedded within educational communities (e.g., school, region, location, case management). By integrating local wisdom with best practice evidence, the program empowers educational communities to activate the wellbeing, learning and life potential of students. This integration is supported by the scientific methodology of intentional practice.
In action, Resilient IMPACT brings focus to six implementation strategies, individually tailored to the educational community and student needs and context (e.g., trauma, disability, mental health).
A detailed overview of Resilient IMPACT is shown in this video. If you cannot see the video, please switch to Firefox or Chrome.
4. Being Delivered Through Side-By-Side Implementation
Resilient IMPACT is individually tailored (or personalised) to student needs and context, as matched to the specific educational community (school, learning centers, case management provision). Given that every community is different, LBI Foundation partners 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) and dovetail into existing school or educational strategies.
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