Sample Intake Forms:

Counselling Centre Intake Form – Part A
Counselling Centre Intake Form – Part B
Mental Health Triage Scale – Centennial College

Sample Consent Forms:

Release of Information Form – Georgian College
Monthly Appointment Tracking Form and Activities Report – Centennial College (and the excel worksheet can be found here).
Clockwork Data Collection Fields
Progress Note Form – Centennial College


Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers – Practice Guidelines for Consent and Confidentiality with Children and Youth


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