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How To Create a Body Confident School Environment
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$45.00
Adolescents’ body dissatisfaction has reached critical levels in today’s “Kardashian Culture.” The uptick in students’ visual social media — especially Instagram and Snapchat — has created an environment where 75% of female and 50% of male adolescents spend too much time worrying about how their bodies appear to others.
Body dissatisfaction affects adolescent mental health. It interferes with children’s school performance as well as their ability to achieve their potential in other areas of their lives. Research links body dissatisfaction to eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.
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-standard compliant body image curriculum that can be taught in health or advisory classes in middle schools and high schools
- Receive National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) toolkits for teachers and coaches on body image
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