Find recordings of our virtual presentations below. Want to catch a live presentation in the future? Check out our events page for upcoming dates.
Pixelated: How to find body positivity growing up online
Movies, commercials, magazines, and websites often portray thin people as ideal. Underweight models and photoshopped images are everywhere. Weight loss and image-enhancing beauty products send the message that being thinner and more attractive is the key to popularity, happiness, and success. This course will focus on the impact of social media on youth and body image. We will cover research on the negative impact of media consumption on kids and teens and discuss how media platforms affect self-image and eating disorders.
Athletes and Eating Disorders
Athletics are a fantastic doorway to build the value of teamwork, create self-esteem, encourage physical conditioning, and potentially access a university scholarship or even a career. However, not all aspects of athletics are positive, especially when considering the pressure for an athlete to win and the emphasis on body weight, shape, and size. These toxic combinations can contribute to extreme psychological and physical stressors. The risk for athletes to develop eating disorders is exacerbated by the pressures of athletic competition and our culture’s emphasis on thinness. Eating disorders cut across all demographics, affecting female and male athletes. Do you know an athlete struggling with an eating disorder? Learn how to prevent this illness from sidelining them or potentially ending their collegiate athletic career.
Food Fight: Eating Disorders and Adolescents
Eating disorders occur more frequently and have a higher mortality rate in adolescents than any other mental health disorder, affecting all socioeconomic groups, minority populations, and sexual orientations. Eating disorders are even more common than Type 2 diabetes in this age group. Yet eating disorders remain under-recognized, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. This presentation will provide an overview of the current research into who is most susceptible and why, warning signs to look for, which evidence-based treatments are most effective, and when/how to refer for specialized care.
Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders
Do you ever wonder if your client struggling with substance use disorder is also struggling with an eating disorder? What help is available? Is it “bad enough” to refer to a specialist? These questions and more will be answered during ED and SUD: Why (they happen), What (to look for), When (to act), and How (to help). This two-hour long training will help professionals who want to learn more about eating disorder development, diagnosis, when to refer a client and what treatment options are available.