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Co-Creating Well-Being: Supporting Families Through Trauma

This project is a multi-year, three phase initiative by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (HFWCNY) to see what is possible when we create solutons with children and families impacted by toxic stress and trama, rather than for them. We are pleased to be collaborating with The Chautauqua Community Foundation, The John R. Oishei Foundation, The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, and The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation on the first phase of this project.

Phase 1 – Capacity Building

The two training opportunities are intended for community agencies and service providers serving young children five and under and their families in western and central New York. The first one-day training and skill development session to increase the knowledge, number and range of providers informed on trauma, toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences, trauma-informed care, and early childhood development. A second–one day training in human-centered design will introduce providers to new and effective ways to engage with community and to “design with and not for” intended consumers.

All training costs will be covered and are FREE to participants.


FREE CEUs/Contact Hours:

NY Social Workers: Offered in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education; recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance at sessions is required; partial credit is not given for partial attendance. 4.75 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: Offered in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education; recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Full attendance at sessions is required; partial credit is not given for partial attendance. 4.75 live in-person contact hours are approved.


Human-Centered Design: Design Day

Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Buffalo Marriott Niagara - 1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221

Central New York Date and Location will be forthcoming and will take place in February 2019.

Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.


This full day training on human-centered design will be facilitated by Overlap Associates of Kitchener, Canada. Human-centered design is an iterative, collaborative approach to problem-solving that puts the needs of people experiencing a problem at the core. It uses a set of activities and engagement tools to deeply understand people’s experiences, generating ideas to meet those needs, and then implementing innovative and practical solutions. The workshop introduces key concepts such as: problem definition and prototyping and go-to methods such as empathy mapping and design research with hands-on design exercises. The practical nature of the workshop means you’ll be able to apply your learnings the very same day.

By the end of the workshop you will know how to:

• Use empathy mapping to understand end-user needs and experiences

• Interpret end-user needs to identify opportunities and problems that can be improved

• Generate many new and useful ideas to address problems you identify

• Prototype your idea to evolve and test it

• Gather constructive and actionable feedback on your ideas

• Speak the language of human-centered design with your colleagues

• Decide which tools will get you the results you're after


“Like so many other organizations, we’re really interested in how to approach challenges in a more creative and

effective way. The Overlap workshop introduced us to a new way of thinking about the problem-solving process,

taught us new creative tools, and left us energized by the incredible impact of working this way.”

~ Sharon Avery, Chief Development Officer UNICEF Canada

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