Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Purpose and Scope

  • This guideline is intended to assist nurses and members of the interprofessional team working in a variety of health-care sectors (e.g. public health, primary care, acute care, mental health and addictions settings) social services, and justice settings (including corrections, detention centres, and police services)
  • Recommendations focus on how to provide effective trauma-informed crisis interventions, immediately and up to four weeks post-crisis in adults (18 years and older)
Addiction and Mental Health
Crisis Intervention
Background Information