Local Implementation Strategy
To Build a Wellbeing and Trauma Responsive Care Community
LBI offer a suite of services to empower foster care programs, residential care providers, family support programs and systems build wellbeing and trauma responsive care communities.
Best-practice evidence indicates that meaningful and sustainable outcomes across care communities are most likely to be achieved when strong attention is paid to implementation. Key features of best-practice implementation include:
- There is intentional strategy to inform and guide the capacity building.
- The leadership team co-construct this strategy, as mapped to desired local outcomes and available care community time, energy and resources.
- The strategy is intentionally positioned to “strengthen” and integrate with existing wellbeing and therapeutic initiatives, rather than replacing what is being done (and just becoming another layer).
- There is a clear communication plan that details the ‘why’ behind the capacity building.
- The capacity building is incremental in nature, and scaffolds upon previous layers in an logical and intentional manner, and occurs over a sufficient period of time (e.g., 1-3 years) to support sustainable growth.
- The capacity building is designed to span the “system” (whole-of-community) to the “moment” (or moment-to-moment care and support).
This evidence underpins Care IMPACT.
Collaboration, integration, shared intent and empowerment are drivers of best-practice implementation.
Implementation Strategy Made Practical Through a Logic Model
To deliver outcomes contextualised to the local care community, LBI Foundation has developed and refined the Care IMPACT implementation strategy. This brings focus to building capacity at two levels:
- System – whole-of-program positioning and integration within a broader practice or therapeutic framework.
- Moment-to-moment – translating the science of wellbeing, trauma and growth through intentional caregiving and support processes
To bring integration and cohesiveness to both two levels, Care IMPACT draws upon the public approach and set of methods of intentional practice, as made practical and translatable through the IMPACT Program.
The strategy been developed and refined from:
- Consolidation of best-practice evidence on implementing child protection therapeutic, trauma and wellbeing based initiatives (click here).
- Ongoing feedback and insights from partner care communities (click here).
Program evaluations and research (click here).
Care IMPACT is made practical through a logic model which details the short-, medium- and long-term outcomes, and seven core components foundational to the delivery of the co-designed outcomes.
The Care IMPACT logic model is provided to the care community in the co-design phase.
These seven components are personalised and made practical for the care community through an implementation strategy co-designed with the leadership team.
Seven Core Components of Care IMPACT
1. Local Framework, Strategy, Positioning and Implementation Plan
2. Foundational Awareness Raising (IMPACT Training)
3. Side-By-Side Coaching and Support
4. Community Champions (IMPACT Coaches)
5. Embedding Tools and Strategies (Wellbeing Projects and/or Community of Practice)
6. Resource Library and Specialist Tools, Modules and Workshops
7. Dynamic Community Owned Evaluation and Implementation Reviews
"Learn It, Live-It, Apply-It, Coach-It and Train-It" Capacity Building Cycle
Care IMPACT acknowledges that capacity building is incremental and can take time.
Care IMPACT is founded upon the “Learn-It, Live-It, Apply-It, Coach-It, Train-It” capacity building cycle (a feature of the IMPACT Program). In other words, there is an incremental movement of growth from:
Learn It – care community members learn content on the science of wellbeing, resilience, growth and trauma-responsive practice.
Live It – care community members internalise the content and make sense of it for themselves (in their own language).
Apply It – care community members then apply the content in how they support, teach and grow children and young people, and other members.
Coach It – care community members then work to coach the content to the people they support (including children, families and colleagues), through side-by-side and intentional coaching conversations (drawing upon implicit and explicit techniques).
Train It – care community members explicitly train children, families and colleagues in the content (as desired).
This capacity building cycle guides the intent of LBI Foundation’s capacity building across care systems. In other words, the focus of early capacity building is on the “learn-it” to “live-it” phases, and then transitioning to “apply-it” to “coach-it” (over a mutually agreed period of time).
For further information on the Care IMPACT strategy, or how LBI Foundation can support and grow your care community, please contact Ivan Raymond: email@example.com