Overview of Module

  • Module 10 is a coaching module of the Care IMPACT Program.
  • It introduces what is child-focused care?


  • Supporting adults (carers, youth workers, teachers, families, support workers, social workers) who provide support for children and young people in the care system (residential, foster care and correctional care).

Growth Intent

The growth intent of the module is as follows:

  • Grow an awareness of ‘what is trauma’, and the potential events that constitute trauma at different age stages.
  • Grow an awareness of ‘complex trauma’ and ‘developmental trauma’.
  • Grow an awareness of the impact on trauma on a child’s development.
  • Grow an awareness of what are the key domains of ‘growth intent’ for children with trauma-histories.
  • Grow the mindset “trauma is foundational to understand, but recovery and growth are possible for all children”.

Suggested 'How'

This module is designed to be explored side-by-side between two or more people. It is recommended that the supporting adult who facilitates the exploration goes through the following steps.

  • Reviews all content on this page, and downloads the resources.
  • Creates a safe, positive and nurturing environment, free from distractions, to support the exploration of content.
  • Offers an invitation to others to explore the content, but give permission for them to engage with or reflect upon the content to a depth of their choosing. Do not judge trainee reflective responses or seek to expose trainees vulnerabilities in the content.
  • Reinforce that trauma is a topic that sometimes may bring up some difficult feelings.
  • Run through the Powerpoint Slides, watch the suggested video and then unpack the factsheet together.

LBI Resources

LBI offers the following resources that can be downloaded to support the exploration of this content.

Care IMPACT Module 4 - Powerpoint Presentation

Trauma-Impact and Growth Intent

External Links

Oprah Video Interviewing Bruce Perry


This module has been designed to provide generalist education for individuals, families and communities to develop a more detailed understanding of consequences for children and young people with more complex needs.

These resources are not a replacement for clinical or professional advice.