Tools, Tips and Guidelines

Have you already seen our Screening Tool and Guide? Are you looking for more? Then here are some practical tools, unhealthy tips and guidelines - for woman abuse, sexual assault, health, mental health and addictions staff - and for non-professionals as well.

Trauma Matters: Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women's Substance Use Services
PDF (180 pages, 4.4 MB)new
Last updated: March 2013
Trauma Matters provides guidelines that help service providers to understand the interconnections of trauma and substance use, and to provide improved care for substance-involved women who have experienced trauma.
How Woman Abuse and Sexual Assault Staff Can Provide Mental Health-Informed and Addiction-Informed Services What it means for woman abuse and sexual assault staff to provide mental health and addiction-informed services.
How Mental Health and Addiction Staff Can Provide Woman Abuse/ Sexual Assault/ Trauma-Informed Services What it means for for mental health and addiction staff to provide Woman Abuse/Sexual Assault/Trauma-Informed Services.
Trauma-Informed Toolkit
PDF (96 pages, 506 KB)
The Trauma-Informed Toolkit is a resource for service organizations and providers to deliver services that are trauma-informed. It was developed by the Klinic Community Health Centre in Winnipeg, Ontario.
Domestic Violence Doesn’t Stop When You go to Work
PDF (8 pages, 311 KB)
The practical guide, published by the Occupational Health & Safety Council of Ontario, summarizes how to get help or support a colleague who may need help.
Woman Abuse: Screening, Identification and Initial Response
PDF (91 pages, 2.8 MB)
Last updated: March 2005
This Nursing Best Practice Guideline is a comprehensive document providing resources necessary for the support of evidence-based woman abuse screening. It was developed by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.