FIT Resources

On this page, we’ve collected resources to support your trauma-informed family practice. The first table below includes national resources, organized by topic. Scroll down to the second table and you’ll find local resources, organized by CAFP District. We will continue to add to these lists as we learn from each other in upcoming FIT workshops.

General Resources

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

Trauma-Informed Care Toolkit From the TIC Collective in Alberta, Canada, a collection of videos, papers, and other resources about TIC.
SANE RNs who have special training for interacting with patients who have experience sexual assault.
Female Pelvic Exam Guideline These questions and methods are designed to gather information and alleviate the female patient’s anxiety by establishing rapport.
Male Pelvic Exam Guideline These questions and methods are designed to gather information and alleviate the female patient’s anxiety by establishing rapport.
SAMHSA Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach, A free, 27-page PDF booklet offering a framework for becoming a trauma-informed organization or service. Emphasis on implementation.

PARENTING/FAMILY

UCSF Family Services - videos Videos of past events sponsored by UCSF family services.
Positive Discipline Community Resources Sample schedules, routine charts, suggested activities for families to try
First 5LA
Information and resources organized by parenting topic (e.g. discipline, behavior, bonding, literacy, school readiness, etc.)
Sound Discipline Wonderful parenting resources and tips, including a curated list of resources by topic
AAP Family and Caregiver Resources Education and support for families around reslience building
Parenting Toolkits and Guides A collection put together by ACEs Aware
Safe, Secure, and Loved A program developed by psychologist, Dr. Barbara Burns. Includes educational materials based on current research evidence, teaching six habits of resilience.
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope This James Redford film (1 hour) does a wonderful job of explaining the biology of toxic stress and the importance of resilience to buffer it.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

AAFP EveryONE Project Education and resources to help you advocate for health equity, including the Neighborhood Navigator  for finding resources in your area.
One Degree Look up engine for free, life-improving resources under the categories of family, food, health, housing, education, legal, employment, and money.
Alcohol & Addiction Anonymous (AA) Meeting Finder
Al-Anon and Alateen Family Group Meeting Finder
Alateen Family Groups A fellowship organization for young Al-Anon meetings (12-18 yo) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Harm Reduction Institute Organization to build power and equity with people who use drugs
Children’s Institute family planning, counseling, parenting classes
Mindoula telehealth behavioral services
Concert Health telehealth behavioral services

APPS AND ONLINE COURSES

Mindfulness Meditation Apps UCLA Mindful App, Breathe, Headspace, Mindfulness , My Life, Mindfulness Coach (developed by the U.S. VA). These are all available as free downloads.
Global Hope Challenge An online, free, ten-day course to help develop skills to create, maintain, and grown hope in your life.

PODCASTS

Sleep With Me Innovative audio solution to adult insomnia featuring lulling, droning, stories to calm your thoughts, with stream of consciousness tangents that mimic the way your brain works in the moments between waking and sleeping.
Terrible, Thanks for Asking Compassionate and heartbreaking true stories about people who’ve experienced trauma and how they’ve coped
Un F*ck Your Brain Non-nonsense insights into the ways your anxious brain might be sabotaging you and actionable advice on how to choose different thoughts.
Radio Headspace A podcast spun out of the popular meditation app (Headspace) that focuses on navigating post-pandemic life.
The Anxiety Coaches Podcast Relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm you and help heal.
Life after PTSD Shared stories from people who have suffered traumatic events and how they created a life for themselves in the face of that.

BOOKS

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Bessel van der Kolk ©2014
The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Exploitive Relationships by Patrick Carnes
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry

ACES AWARE RESOURCES

ACEs Aware Provider Training Training for ACEs screening provided by ACEs Aware
ACEs Aware resource site The root page to get started on all resources provided by ACEs Aware
ACEs Aware Provider Toolkit 67-page PDF explaining the initative, screening, treating, and healing. Includes patient tools.
The Story of Your Number A short (1:28), patient education video on understanding your ACEs score.
The California ACEs Academy Free live and on-demand webinars from national experts on ACES and TIC.
ACEs Science Research Research resources and citations for the science behind ACEs
Trauma-Informed Guides, Presentations and Self Assessment Tools A vetted guideline and tool collection from various national organizations
Trauma-Informed Therapists Lists and databases to help direct you to trauma-infomred therapists across the country
Patient Tools and Informational Handouts Ready-to-print handouts on sleep, relaxation techniques, meditation, exercise, parenting, etc.
Spanish Language Resources From ACEs Aware

District Details

CAFP District

Counties Included

1 Imperial, San Diego
2 Orange
3 & 4 Los Angeles
5 Alpine, Inyo, Kern, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, Tulare
6 Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
7 Monterey, San Mateo, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
8 Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
9 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma
10 Amador, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yuba

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