Media’s Influence on Body Image and Eating Disorders

bulletIn-Person Training, St. Louis Park, MN

bulletWednesday, November 7, 2018

bullet1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$60 for non-YIPA members

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Media has a large influence on body image and the development of eating disorders in youth. What’s more, youth see everything you do. This means the attitudes you hold and the behaviors you express about food, exercise and body image also impact the perspectives of the youth you serve. It can be very overwhelming for youth to develop a healthy view of themselves and find the positive resources they need to become their best.

To help youth see the importance of having a healthy relationship with food and their own body, you need to empower yourself with knowledge about what influences body image and the development of eating disorders. Promoting nutrition appropriately and being a positive role model when it comes to relationships with food, exercise and body image are critical influences for the youth you serve.

Learn from a team of experts at Melrose Center about how to promote healthy body image for youth and how media can be a positive influence as well as a negative one. You’ll explore how to create positive environments for youth and how to identify supportive resources you can use to inform your interventions. There will be a showing of the documentary Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image and a snack will be served. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow youth workers who are determined to promote healthy living for youth.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how media influences body image and the development of eating disorders
  • Recognize how your own behaviors and attitudes about food, exercise, and body image can affect youth
  • Learn how to create body-positive environments and identify supportive resources to use with youth
  • Be able to model appropriate nutrition messages when providing snacks and meals for youth

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Trainers

Eating disorder treatment is a multi-disciplinary team endeavor! This team of experts with 33 years of combined experience treating all types of eating disorders for all ages and genders at Melrose Center will be your trainers for this program.

Alicia Phillips, RD, LD, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and is Manager of Nutrition Services and Outpatient Programming at Melrose Center.

Heather Gallivan, PsyD, LP, is a Licensed Psychologist and Melrose Center Clinical Director.

Melissa Livingston, MA, OTR/L. is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Program Lead at Melrose Center.

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH

Logistics

  • In-Person Training, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $60 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 3 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions about submitting.

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