About Co-Creating Well-Being

A New Approach

This multi-year initiative will be executed in three discrete phases that stand alone and build on one another.

This approach follows a less traditional path; in the first phase we asked interested parties to first submit an application to attend two workshops.

One Day Trauma Workshop: on toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed care in perinatal period and early childhood, intergenerational cycles of vulnerability, provider burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and the role of self-care and resilience (How to define, distinguish, and connect?)

One Day Human-Centered Design Day Workshop: on what is Human Centered Design? What makes it different? What are the tools? How might I use it in my agency?

The human centered design training is foundational, and attendance was required for participation in subsequent phases of the initiative. If you have any questions about you/your organization’s eligibility please email ccwb@hfwcny.org.

Co-Creating Well-Being: Supporting Children and Families Through Trauma

Phase One – Building Capacity Phase (2018-2019)

A spectrum of providers who work with children five and under and their families from community-based organizations, early childhood centers, faith communities and clinics were invited to participate in learning sessions designed to provide training and skill development. You/your organization must have participated in one of the human-centered design trainings in this phase to be eligible for any other phases.

Phase Two – Engaging Communities (2019)

The objective of Phase Two is for you/your organization to deepen capacity for community engagement using human-centered design tools. There are three options for participation, ranging from self-study to in-person training. Participants will apply their training by engaging clients and communities to gather information on needs, thoughts, interests, preferred design, experiences, and wants related to improving well-being, building resilience, and understanding the impact of trauma and toxic stress. To be eligible for this phase you/your organization must have participated in one of the Phase One human-centered design trainings.

Phase Three – Actions Through Grants Phase (2020-2021)

Eligible organizations will have the opportunity to apply for grants. The goal of the grants will be to increase the number and range of supports and services mitigating the impact of trauma and toxic stress and addressing healing and well-being.

See our FAQs for more information on eligibility.

We are interested in contributing to all of the great work being done to provide children and families achieving resilience with safe nurturing environments. We want to do so with meaningful inclusion of children and families and diverse organizations and partners.

As a Foundation committed to the health and safety of young children and older adults this is a call to which we readily respond, please join us.

For questions, please email us at ccwb@hfwcny.org.


Letter From The President
One Page program overview
Women, Children, and Trauma white paper

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