The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to advance maternal health by utilizing integrated trauma-informed and resilience-building practices with children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families.

On behalf of the DPH Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program, Dr. Silvia Caswell, DO, MPH and Amy Trinh, MPH, CHES, will provide a no-cost training to providers and those who work in a healthcare setting about the importance of a trauma-informed care approach to work more effectively with the CYSHCN population. The presentation will be provided virtually through Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. To register for this free training, please visit

Dr. Silvia Caswell, a physician specializing in preventive medicine, public health, and lifestyle medicine, obtained her master’s degree in public health during her residency training in preventive medicine, with an emphasis on lifestyle medicine, at Loma Linda University Health, where she served as chief resident. Currently, she works as a public health physician focusing on chronic disease prevention and maternal and child health for DPH and practices lifestyle and obesity medicine in the clinical setting.

Amy Trinh is a health education specialist with MCAH and the Children Health and Disability Prevention program. Amy has a master’s degree in public health, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, 65.5% of San Bernardino County CYSHCN have one or more adverse experiences versus 60.9% for the state of California.

The MCAH program seeks to reduce infant mortality, increase access to quality care, and implement family-centered, community-based systems of coordinated care for children with special healthcare needs.

Additional County Update News – April 11, 2024

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