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Body Confident Schools – Virtual PD from West40 ISC
June 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
As educators, we want our students to be happy, healthy, and ready to learn. We want them to experience all that life has to offer. Today, kids’ body dissatisfaction gets in the way of them reaching their potential by impacting their mental health. Body dissatisfaction interferes with children’s school performance as well as their ability to achieve potential in other areas of their lives. Research links body dissatisfaction to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.
This interactive professional learning opportunity will give you real tools to help our students become body confident.
Participants in this course will:
- Learn how body image issues arise for adolescents
- Learn how to create a body confident school climate
- Be introduced to an evidence-based, HECAT-compliant, body image curriculum that can be taught in health or advisory classes in middle schools and has been successfully adjusted for the elementary level. Additionally, the presenter has modified and will share a curriculum developed for high schools.
This training will be done virtually on the Zoom platform. Once you register, you will be sent the link and password for the training on June 15 and 16. The group will meet from 9-12 both days and participants will have the option to receive 6 Professional Development hours (PDHs) or 6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for the course.
Health Educators, Coaches, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, Administrators.
If you have any questions, email Karla Chavez at [email protected]