EOI – IMPACT Foundations Murray Bridge (Intentional Practitioner Advanced Applications)


Feb 27 2024


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


ac.care Murraylands Centre
29 Bridge St, Murray Bridge SA
Opening Hour
(08) 8531 4900

IMPACT Foundations introduces participants to key IMPACT and intentional practice content. This adaptable one-day workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning the foundational skill elements to apply intentional communication and strategies to activate growth and learning outcomes in the lives of the children, young people or adults they support. It introduces the language, approach and set of methods of intentional trauma responsive practice.

It provides trainees the core knowledge and skills to apply intentional communication and strategies to:

  • Respond to the “needs” of clients (children, young people or adults), as opposed to react to their behavior.
  • Grow a client’s internal resources for personal wellbeing, resilience and optimal whole-of-life outcomes.

Content is mapped against a competency framework of knowledge and skill acquisition:

Knowledge (Awareness)
Participants will gain an introduction to:

  • The diversity of human experiences, and the impact of different context (including trauma) on human functioning.
  • Brain development and functioning, and the core “needs” underpinning optimal wellbeing, resilience and behavioral outcomes.
  • The application of intentional and flexible side-by-side supporting adult communication and strategies to foster client growth and change outcomes.
  • Frontal lobe activation as the foundational process to grow and support the expression of wellbeing, resilience, and thriving life outcomes.
  • An introduction to the language, approach and set of methods of intentional practice and the activating processes of curiosity, coaching and validation.
  • Trauma-focused “growth intent” and associated activating scripts and strategies.


  • Participants will initiate a journey to develop the foundational skills in “how to”:
  • Ground self (and bring mindful intent into action).
  • Respond rather than react.
  • Intentionally personalise their responses to the people they are supporting.
  • Conduct moment-to-moment trauma-responsive practices.
  • Deliver side-by-side intentional coaching conversations.
  • Apply “under the surface” thinking.
  • Apply “growth focused thinking” (identify building blocks of growth intent).
  • Develop a non-clinical Growth Action Plan (What-What-How®) with others that is personalised to a client’s individual needs and context.
  • Develop a “shared intent” with both clients and other supporting adults.

ac.care Locations

ac.care is a dynamic organisation servicing the South Australian communities the Limestone Coast, Murraylands, Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.

Our mission is for all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships.

Please find our service locations here or use our contact form to request a service.

Mount Gambier
Head office and Foster Care

70-72 White Avenue Mount Gambier, SA 5290
PO Box 1842 Mount Gambier SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Community Centre

22-24 Ferrers Street Mount Gambier, SA 5290
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Mount Gambier
Family Relationship Centre

1 Helen Street (cnr Bay Road) Mount Gambier, SA 5290
9am to 5pm
10:30am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
Later by appt
9am to 5pm

Berri Community Centre
Servicing the Riverland

5 Kealley Street Street Berri, SA 5343
PO Box 1345 Berri, SA 5343
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Murraylands Centre
Servicing the Murraylands, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula

29 Bridge Street Murray Bridge, SA 5253
PO Box 2090 Murray Bridge, SA 5253
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Community Centre

57-59 George Street Millicent, SA 5280
PO Box 378 Millicent, SA 5280
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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