What is involved?

This group centers around an 8-week Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  Beginners and seasoned players are welcome!  D&D is a classic role-playing game (think Stranger Things) with a huge global following.  It can become a life-long avenue for kids to find their people and their passion!   All supplies are provided, and no experience is necessary.

Two individual sessions with the facilitator are included in the group package – one before the group starts, and one after it wraps up, to set personal goals and reflect on growth zones.

Our Executive Function coach and experienced Dungeon Master will guide participants through the game as they develop and practice a range of communication, social, and emotional DBT-informed skills including:

  • Regulating emotions using new skills as gameplay rolls out in unexpected or non-preferred ways
  • Managing through distress and conflict when a decision is made within the game that isn’t popular
  • Perspective-taking both via imaginary characters and theoretical situations, as well as in real life with the other players and the Dungeon Master
  • Communicating clearly with others and using language effectively to discuss strategy, negotiate, compromise, and set boundaries
  • Flexible thinking, adapting to a constantly changing situation, transitioning focus & attention
  • Building positive, respectful relationships with peers and making good friends
  • A 45-minute initial 1:1 character-building session that will help us think about our values, our identity, and personal goals
  • A 45-minute closing 1:1 session at the end of the group to reflect on areas of growth and challenge

Who is it for?

  • 10-12-year-olds (12 – 1.30 pm)
  • 13-16-year-olds (1.45 – 3.15 pm)
  • PLUS *NEW* young adult group for 18-25-year-olds!  Register your interest!  We’ll run on Sunday afternoons from 3.30 – 5 pm as soon as we have a minimum number of participants registered.
  • This group would suit kids who want to level up their social-emotional skills in a small, supported social setting that engages their interests and passions
  • Fantastic opportunity for young adults looking to keep building their social problem-solving, negotiation, communication, and self-advocacy skills in a real-life setting

Where & when is it happening?

  • 144 Wilson St E, Ancaster
  • Sundays afternoons beginning January 15, 2023 for 8 weeks
  • 10-12-year-olds: 12 – 1.30 pm
  • 13-16-year-olds: 1.45 – 3.15 pm
  • 18-25-year-olds: 3.30 – 5 pm

How much does it cost & how is it billed?

  • 8-week group program (including 2 x 45-min 1:1 sessions) total cost is $800
  • The full cost of the program will be billed to you on registration (valid credit card required on file, or full e-transfer)
  • Paid receipts are emailed weekly for you to submit to your insurance company
  • Per our group billing policy, we are unable to offer refunds for missed group sessions
  • Most extended benefit plans can cover this group under MSW (Social Work)

How do I register?

  • Give us a call at 289 678 0581 or send us an email at info@nowwhatsupports.ca
  • If you are brand new to NowWhat, we’ll set up a complimentary intake to ensure this program is a good fit for your youth or teen
  • Feel free to call in and have a chat with the front desk to ask questions and work out the best option for your family – we have lots going on around here!

Forms & Waivers

  • If you’re new to NowWhat, you’ll need to fill out a general clinic Intake Form and Service Agreement which will be emailed to you after you reach out to the front desk