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Abuse by a Family Member - Immigrants to Canada (#212)

A frightened woman with no support network is being abused by a family member.  Disclosing the abuse may jeopardize the family’s legal status in Canada.

Learning Objectives

  • Listening skills (attending, restating, reflecting and supporting)
  • Developing trust
  • Maintaining objectivity 
  • Ensuring safety 
  • Responding to non-verbal cues

Information for Learners

A distraught woman, Rhudia Letkha, has asked to speak with a counsellor at the local community health centre near her two daughters' school. she is here to discuss concerns about her daughter, Khatia, who has been recently demonstrating disruptive behaviour.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Rhudia Letkha, mid-thirties to early forties, immigrant to Canada

Note: This scenario can be adapted for any ethnicity.

Learner Role(s)

  • Counsellor at a community health centre


  • Community Health Centre Counseling Office

Related Topics

  • Adolescence and Family Relations 
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Diversity Equity Inclusion 
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health