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Department of Health Services

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Trauma Informed Approach Field Nursing (TIA PHN)


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Medi-Cal is currently reviewing ALL beneficiaries for continued benefits. Make sure your family’s contact information is up-to-date and report any changes in your household (especially pregnancy!)

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Are you pregnant? Parenting a child under 5? You may be eligible for the TIA PHN home visiting program!

Trauma Informed Approach in Public Health Nursing logo 133This program partners you with a nurse for home visits (or visits at a location you choose). TIA PHNs are nurses trained to work with parents and caregivers who have experienced trauma, including PTSD, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Trauma includes physical challenges (illness, altered ability, birth trauma), mental health challenges, substance use, CPS involvement, justice system involvement, or experiences of racism, inequity or physical or emotional abuse.

Your TIA PHN nurse supports you to:

  • Connect with medical, dental and insurance resources to make sure you and your child receive the care you need.
  • Know the signs of depression, anxiety and other behavioral health challenges to make sure you receive the services you want.
  • Learn about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and baby and child health needs.
  • Learn about the ways your baby communicates and how your baby learns and develops.

Trauma Informed Nurse making a home visitYour nurse partner supports you to become the healthiest you by providing information about healthy living including:

  • Healthy Eating                                                  
  • Healthy Sleep
  • Healthy Exercise
  • Healthy Stress reduction including Mindfulness
  • Healthy Relationship insight, understanding and support
  • Healthy Self Care