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Body Esteem Educator Training

Audience: Educators and professionals working with young people

Session Length: 4hrs (2hrs virtual, plus 30mins recorded content)

Format:  Face to face and Virtual

Size: 30 maximum

Evidence based & prevention focused, this workshop explores the risk & protective factors underpinning the development of negative body image, disordered eating and eating disorders.  It is designed to give those working with young people aged 8 – 18 information and tools to support body esteem education and early intervention.

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Key themes

Part 1 – Context

  • Eating and Body Attitude Spectrum
  • Extent and impact of low body esteem, including in males
  • Obesity and weight stigma
  • Dieting and disordered eating
  • Eating Disorders

Part 2 – Influences on body esteem

  • Individual and environmental influences
  • Media and social media
  • Appearance based talk

Part 3 – Early intervention

  • Warning signs in adolescents
  • Importance of early intervention
  • Intervention planning and referral pathways.
  • Fostering a body confident environment

Part 4 – Delivery

  • Positive role modelling
  • Aims of body esteem education
  • Effective programs
  • Exploring resources & activities including Free to BE and Confident Me

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