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Counsellor

Building relationships is an essential part of the Selwyn House mission.  As school counsellor, my role is to support, advocate and advise the Selwyn House community members. School counselors assist students at all levels, from elementary school to high school graduation and beyond. They act as advocates for students’ well-being, and as valuable resources for their educational advancement.  I will try to best meet the needs of the Selwyn community by addressing the personal, social/emotional, and psychological issues that may arise.  I can provide opportunities for the Selwyn community to  make informed decisions and broaden their knowledge and skill base.   The focus is always on trying to make students feel and be as successful as they can and have a plan for their goals and how to achieve them.

I’m just a phone call or an email away.
I’m here to help the Selwyn community of students, parents and faculty.
I look forward to meeting, talking or hearing from you at your convenience.
School Counsellor 
Carissa Springer
514-931-9481 ext 2226
springerc@selwyn.ca
 
Apart from email and phone contact, I would also encourage you to reach out to me by Google Chat (Hangouts) to schedule your appointment. 
Sexual assault survey: Additional Survey Information
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on all sorts of topics, sexual relationships, consent and sexual violence are not immune. In fact, a lack of knowledge is often a significant factor in instances of sexual assault and related crimes. This is particularly true in the 16 - 25 years old age group. Certain situations may seem ambiguous, for example, receiving a message with intimate photos of someone else, consent for sexual acts while intoxicated, determining if body language counts as consent and understanding the right to change your mind after giving consent.
 
To help provide students with important information, and allow them the opportunity to ask questions on these topics in complete anonymity, Selwyn House School, along with several other high schools in the Montreal area, have agreed to participate in a survey being run by a law student at the University of Montreal. The purpose of this survey is to collect questions and experiences. The goal is to create a guide on these topics that will be distributed to students.  The guide will explore the legal framework around these issues and provide students with information that will help prevent any undesirable situations in the future. This survey is completely voluntary & anonymous. Its goal is to benefit you in your education on the topic and help you understand your rights.
 
For more information on some of the alarming trends in the area of teenage sexuality, please check out the articles below:

Teens sexting safety

Things teens do not know about sexting but should