The Bush Telegraph – Port Pirie – 2023-24

Overview

Project Intent: Working Together in “Shared Intent” to Deliver Meaningful Outcomes for Children, Young People and Families

LBI is supporting schools and agencies across Port Pirie to come together and build a wellbeing and trauma responsive community. This work is being delivered under the LBI program: The Bush Telegraph, and the local program partner is Centacare Catholic Country SA

The project is focused on empowering and building the capacity of the Port Pirie community to work together in “shared intent” and deliver meaningful wellbeing, learning and whole-of-life outcomes for local children, young people and families. 

The Bush Telegraph is founded upon the IMPACT Program. IMPACT offers an evidence-based common language, knowledge, methods and skills to intentionally translate the science of wellbeing, trauma and growth into action. It moves best-practice science from just another thing to do, to a way of thinking and being. 

The Bush Telegraph is designed to deliver sustainable ripple effects that expands from practitioners/teachers, to organisations and to children and families, and deliver outcomes important to all layers.Centa

Project Features

The project is founded upon the following features: 

  • Foundational IMPACT training to all community partners. 
  • Coaching and resource support to local Community Champions. 
  • Rolling cycle of professional development. 
  • Local community partner conversations and group-based coaching. 
  • Delivery of locally embedded wellbeing projects (supported by LBI).
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Community Funder

The 2023-24 project is being funded by:

  • The Fred P Archer Charitable Trust (Perpetual Impact Grants).

  • With in-kind support provided by LBI Foundation and the local community partners. 

2023-24 Project Calendar

Suite of Capacity Building Opportunities Available to All Community Partners

November 2023

  • 27th of November 2023 – Children and Young People Who Hurt Others: Growing Empathy (3 Hour Online Professional Development Workshop)

December 2023

  • 1st of December 2023 – Statewide Community Conversation: Where Does “Love” Sit Within Care, Support and Teaching?
    • 2 Hour Online Forum.
    • Further information and registration click here.
  • 25th of January 2024 – IMPACT Foundations Workshop (Introduction to Intentional Trauma-Responsive Practice)
    • Full day workshop at Centacare Catholic Country SA, Gertrude Street, Port Pirie (8.45pm to 4.00pm)
    • It is the foundational training program for The Bush Telegraph.
    • The one-day accredited IMPACT workshop will provide trainees with the evidence-based common language, knowledge, methods and skills to empower them to intentionally:

      • Respond (rather than react) to a client’s individual growth, trauma, learning and developmental needs.
      • Scaffold a client’s growth through side-by-side coaching relationships, growing awareness, skills and mindsets associated with thriving outcomes.
      • Work side-by-side together with clients/families/others in shared intent, and co-construct shared wellbeing and growth solutions (What-What-How Plans), as personalised to client needs, context and voice at the centrepoint of planning.
    • For further information and registration, please contact Greg. 

January 2024

  • Community champion phone and/or zoom implementation coaching by Greg (on a needs and interest basis). 

February 2024

  • Community champion phone and/or zoom implementation coaching by Greg (on a needs and interest basis). 
  • Online professional development workshop – 3 hours (topic and date to be advised) 
  • Onsite group-based coaching and community conversation (date and intent to be advised)

March 2024

  • Community champion phone and/or zoom wellbeing project planning conversation by Greg (on a needs and interest basis). 
  • Online professional development workshop – 3 hours (topic and date to be advised) 

April 2024

  • Community champion phone and/or zoom wellbeing project planning conversation by Greg (on a needs and interest basis). 
  • Onsite group-based coaching and community conversation (date and intent to be advised)

May 2024

  • Community champion phone and/or zoom wellbeing project planning conversation by Greg (on a needs and interest basis). 
  • Online professional development workshop – 3 hours (topic and date to be advised) 

June 2024

  • Community champion phone and/or zoom wellbeing project planning conversation by Greg (on a needs and interest basis). 
  • Online professional development workshop – 3 hours (topic and date to be advised) 
  • Onsite group-based coaching and community conversation (date and intent to be advised). 

Project Lead and Contact Person

Greg Hatcher

For further information and contact details, please contact LBI’s Community Development and Wellbeing Lead: Greg Hatcher on: 

  • Email: greg.hatcher@lbi.org.au
  • Phone: 0421 826 319
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Local Impact and Stories

To be updated with local content in December 2023 and January 2024.