Referral and Documentation Resources and Tools


Sample Intake Forms

Sample Consent Forms


Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Other Resources

Guidebook on Vicarious Trauma
Discusses the importance of recognizing the effects of vicarious trauma, developing healthy personal solutions and promoting organizational responses to preserve the strength of counsellors and advocates.

Living Well
Section on trauma is designed to increase understanding, to provide practical support, and to give an opportunity for critical reflection on addressing vicarious trauma.

Mental Health Recovery Competencies For Mental Health Workers
Experts by experience participated in an online Delphi survey to rate the importance of recovery competency statements, to reach consensus on the most important competencies and provide examples of specific practices that demonstrate competent practice.

Occupational hazards: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout
Article by one of the experts in the field defining compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout with strategies and resources

Realizing Recovery:
A National Framework for Learning and Training in Recovery Focused Practice
Outlines the knowledge, skills and values mental health workers require to work in a recovery focused way with people who use mental health services and their friends, family and carers

Recovery Competencies  for New Zealand Mental Health Workers

Outlines the principles of Recovery and 10 Recovery Competencies for workers

Recovery To Practice

Website which offers e-news, webinars, training and technical assistance, and more than 900 recovery-oriented resources.  Training curricula can be accessed by discipline including addiction specialist, peer specialist, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology and social work

Tend – Essential Grounding and Debriefing Tools for Front Line Workers

Website dedicated to support those experiencing stress, burnout and fatigue to direct and secondary trauma.  Provides services, trainings, resources and links on related subjects

The Trauma & Mental Health Report

The Trauma & Mental Health Report is a weekly online mental-health magazine.  Its purpose is to share research-based knowledge with members of the community, on the topic of interpersonal trauma

Trauma Informed: The Trauma Toolkit
A resource for service organizations and providers to deliver services that are trauma-informed