Scadding Court Community Centre
  • Phone :

    416.392.0335

  • Address :

    707 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 2W6

  • Email :

    scccinfo@scaddingcourt.org

AFTER EACH LESSON...

  • Debrief. Open the floor for participants to share their thoughts and feelings on the lesson. Let this be an open-ended space and allow participants to determine what they feel they need to discuss. Feel free to share your own thoughts on the lesson to stimulate conversation, but do not push for it to happen if no one is ready to share right away. Some participants may need some extra time to reflect on the information and experience.

  • Make yourself available. Remind your participants that you are available for them to communicate with if they have additional questions or if they are feeling overwhelmed following a lesson. You may also consider referring them to resources that can be of service to them if you do not have the capacity to be present for them. Do some research before each lesson to find out what is available in your area (i.e. a school counsellor, help line, support group, topic-specific organizations).

  • Check-in on your participants. Depending on the relationship you have with your participants, you may want to directly check-in on anyone who may have expressed or shown signs of emotional difficulty during the lesson. We suggest using the following language: “I noticed you had a moment during our lesson where you seemed to have a lot on you mind. I just wanted to see how you were doing and let you know that I’m here if you’d like to talk about anything.” Don’t press the matter if the participant says they’re okay.