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Teen Group - Court Mandated (#907)

This simulation was developed in collaboration with Judy Finlay of the School of Child and Youth Care at Toronto Metropolitan University.

This scenario focuses on a group of teenagers fulfilling court-mandated counselling to discuss their offenses and look ahead to their futures.

Learning Objectives

  • Setting an agenda
  • Facilitating group discussion
  • Managing group dynamics
  • Mediating between parties
  • Addressing individual needs and concerns
  • Building rapport
  • Developing goals
  • Fostering trust
  • Responding to non-verbal cues
  • Maintaining a professional demeanour
  • Expanding awareness of personal bias

Information for Learners

You are the Child Youth Care Worker/Social Worker/Counselor assigned to this group. The group, which is not voluntary, has been mandated by the Ontario Court system, to attend a sixteen week counseling program for young offenders regarding substance abuse. The purpose of the program is to assist the teens in taking responsibility for their actions and to set goals and make plans for their futures. This is the fifth meeting.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Randy Freeman
  • Robin Thomas
  • Tara Marcheck
  • Sandi Naismith
  • Elizabeth Farley
  • Charlie Frances

Learner Role(s)

  • Child and Youth Care Worker
  • Social Worker 
  • Counsellor


  • Local Attendance Centre

Related Topics

  • Adolescence and Family Relations
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health
  • Interdisciplinary Practice
  • Placement Preparation and Professional Development
  • Team and Group Dynamics