Is the Y.W. program right for your child?
FIRST, you need to know that there are
TWO versions of the YW program.
The original YW program is run out of our accredited mental health institution (the INTEGRA Program, which is a part of CDI). It is exclusively for kids who have a LD/MH.
Parents play a large role in this program and attend weekly.
Find out more below.
SCHOOL BASED VERSION:
Since 2016, we have been piloting the YW program in school boards. We hope to be doing so one day in other Mental Health institutions (see here).
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Which kids are a good fit for YW?
Through the Integra program of CDI, the YW program serves boys and girls diagnosed with Learning Disabilities (LD) who have been referred, admitted for service (see steps below) and who we agree are a good fit
When does it run?
Integra Young Warriors has two 5 month terms which run consecutively with the school schedule. The Fall-Winter term (from September to the end of January) and the Winter-Spring term (Beginning of February to the end of June).
What if my child is older?
For teens from age 12-18, we offer the Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts (MMA) program. MMA is fully compatible with YW and many kids decide to continue training in this program after they “age out” of YW.
Is YW available anywhere outside of INTEGRA program of CDI?
Our home base, for both YW and MMA is the Integra “dojo” (training hall) which is a part of the Integra Program of Child Development Institute (CDI) housed at 25 Imperial St, in mid-town Toronto. Both programs have been expanding to other locations in the last few years. See more on the Schools and Mental Health Agencies pages.
Currently, there a pilot project in the Haliburton area to deliver YW in 6 schools and we are cultivating relationships and possibilities of offering YW in many more locations in the future. Stay tuned for any word on the street about that, by signing up to Sensei’s Secret Tips monthly newsletter (scroll down).
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