Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for somewhere to start? Review the recording of the informational webinar for the Phase Two launch that took place on May 21st. The webinar addressed questions to help inform next steps related to participation in Phase Two (i.e., self-study, webinars, in-person training).

Have additional questions? Email ccwb@hfwcny.org to let us know!


Application & Eligibility

Can I participate in Phase Two if my organization only went to the trauma-informed care training?

An organization must have participated in the Phase One human-centered design training to be eligible to participate in Phase Two.

How does participation in Phase Two influence my likelihood of obtaining a Phase Three grant?

You are not required to participate in Phase Two to apply for a Phase Three grant. However, participation in Phase Two is intended to increase your comfort with applying the engagement and interpretation processes with young children and their families.

Why is there an application process for Phase Two?

The ‘application process’ is a brief set of questions about your organization that are included as part of the Eventbrite application. Co-Creating Well-Being has a limited number of seats available for the two-day training. The application questions are your chance to share a bit more about how you plan to use human-centered design in your work.

Where can I learn more about each of the participation options?

You can learn more about Self-Study, Web-Based Training, and In-Person Training options for participating in Phase Two at the Co-Creating Well-Being Phase Two webpage.

Can staff members from the same organization participate in different tracks?

Yes. Organizations are encouraged to share the Self-Study resources with individuals, staff, board members, clients, volunteers, and leadership. There is no limit on the number of people that can participate in the Web-Based Training. Please note that a maximum of three people from each organization can participate in the In-Person Training.

What happens after I apply?

Interested organizations will have two weeks to complete their applications. Applications are due June 5, 2019. Organizations will hear back about acceptance and training dates within two weeks. See the training date options under “Important Dates” linked here.

Who should attend the training? How many people from my organization can I send to the training?

Each organization participating in Phase Two can send up to three staff members to the two-day training. The training will be most beneficial for front-line staff members and leadership overseeing work related to early childhood.

Can I participate remotely in the in-person training?

No. If you are unable to attend any of the In-Person Training dates, we encourage you to apply to participate in the Web-Based Training.

Participation in Phase Two

Do I need to participate in all Phase Two activities?

You can ‘choose your own adventure’ for Phase Two. We have developed three options with different levels of participation: Self-Study, Web-Based Training, and In-Person Training. Self-Study participation refers to independent use of the engagement tools. Web-Based Training participation asks you to actively participate in webinars and use the digital training materials. In-Person Training includes a two-day training with the engagement tools and a three-week engagement period with community and clients. Participants at this level will also have the option of attending an Interpretation training to review and synthesize the collected materials. No matter which level of participation you choose, we ask that all participating teams send in completed engagement tools during Phase Two.

How many people from my organization can I send to the training?

Organizations are encouraged to share the Self-Study resources with individuals, staff, board members, clients, volunteers, and leadership. There is no limit on the number of people that can participate in the Web-Based Training. Please note that a maximum of three people from each organization can participate in the In-Person Training.

Will the Health Foundation reimburse hotel and travel expenses?

No. Organizational stipends are expected to cover these expenses. In-Person Training sessions will be located in places/venues that minimize travel costs for participating organizations. Be sure to apply early and let us know about any potential challenges related to travel. Applications are due by June 5th.

What if I can only make it for one day of the two-day training?

We strongly encourage participants to plan to attend both days.

What will the two-day training include?

The In-Person Engagement Training will focus on advanced human-centered engagement topics, including a mix of classroom-based learning and practice using the engagement tools. The Interpretation Training will include two days of analyzing and interpreting the information collected using the engagement tools. This interpretation training is optional and the opportunity to sign up will happen at a later date.

How will this training opportunity improve my professional development?

The two-day training is focused on building your awareness, comprehension, and active use of human-centered design processes and mindsets. Each of the engagement tools are designed to facilitate communication and build relationships with clients and colleagues. This training in particular emphasizes the use of these tools with young children and families impacted by trauma and toxic stress. Expect to discuss techniques and best practices for engaging with children in different age groups. Please note that tools and resources used in human-centered design and trauma-informed care can be applied to many other areas of your work.

What kind of engagement tools will be used?

Co-Creating Well-Being uses a core set of engagement tools to connect with young children, their caregivers, and other early childhood stakeholders. These tools include postcards, empathy maps, journals, emoji wheels, an activity book, and feedback grids. You can learn more about each of these tools by reviewing the project blog series.

Where do I send the engagement tools my organization collects?

Completed engagement tools should be sent in a package to the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (℅ Co-Creating Well-Being). The Foundation has offices in Buffalo (726 Exchange Street, Suite 518, Buffalo, NY 14210) and in Syracuse (431 E. Fayette Street, Suite 250, Syracuse, NY 13202).

What happens after we collect and send in the engagement tools?

Participating organizations will be invited to join a two-day Interpretation Training a few weeks after the deadline for submitting the completed engagement tools. These sessions will be held in Central NY and Western NY. A final Insights Report will be developed from the interpreted responses and will be made available to all Co-Creating Well-Being participants and posted to the Health Foundation website.

Phase Three

What happens after Phase Two?

Co-Creating Well-Being will transition into Phase Three: Implementation. The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and its partners will offer related grant opportunities in 2020.

How can I participate in Phase Three?

Your organization does not have to participate in Phase Two to be eligible for Phase Three. Only Phase One human-centered design training is required for eligibility. Additionally, the level of participation an agency selects for Phase Two does not provide a greater chance of successfully receiving a grant in Phase Three. More information on Phase Three will be made available later in 2019.

What makes my organization eligible to apply for a Phase Three grant from the Health Foundation?

Organizations that attended a human-centered design training as part of Phase One are eligible to apply for funding in Phase Three.

What level of grantmaking is expected in Phase Three?

This will be determined jointly by the funding partners participating in Co-Creating Well-Being. More information on Phase Three will be made available later in 2019.


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