VT Resources

If you work in a high stress and trauma-exposed field, this guide is for you. It is designed as a practical, realistic and effective approach to help you build a more resilient, balanced and meaningful life. Includes:
• Self-care in Your Workplace Questionnaire
• Self-Care in Your Personal Life Questionnaire
Complete questionnaire and the corresponding graphs and reflect on the results and what they mean to you.

VT Toolkit - Resilience, Balance & Meaning Questionnaires

A self-test called the ProQol (Professional Quality of Life) that can be downloaded for free of charge to assess one’s own levels of secondary trauma, burnout, and compassion satisfaction.  Website also includes information on Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, Moral Distress, Perceived Support, Secondary Traumatic Stress, as well as Fundamental Skills for Self Care.  Available in different languages.

VT Toolkit - Professional Quality of Life Self Test


As helping professionals, we experience stress and trauma on a daily basis. It is easy to become entrenched in our lives and professional work, often losing sight of what is contributing to our stress in the first place.  The first step to managing experiences of work-related stress is to identify its source. The Contributing Factors model can help you to understand your risk factors for developing burnout, secondary traumatic stress, empathic strain, moral distress, and other related challenges.  This model covers sevens domains of potential risk-factors: Personal Circumstances, Work-Related Grief & Loss, Direct Exposure, Indirect Exposure, System Challenges, Working Conditions, and Socio-Cultural Context.

VT Toolkit - 7 Contributing Factors to Work Related Stress