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Friday, February 8 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Booty Shorts & Sexting: A Social Justice Approach to Body Image & Self-Esteem in Youth

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Summary This workshop will focus on the critical importance of addressing body image & self-esteem issues in youth and creating a healthy, inclusive school environment through evidence-based prevention and social justice approaches. Abstract Body image and self-esteem are key components of child development, yet there are many ways healthy development can go awry, leaving students at-risk for eating disorders, self-harm, and poor self-esteem (even as young as Grade 1!). This workshop focuses on best-practice recommendations to effectively address youth body image and self-esteem in school settings. Practical examples will be used to emphasize how student voices are critical to inform school-based approaches to prevention and intervention. Social justice is an emerging consideration in education and counselling, and will be highlighted. Current approaches to improving body image and self-esteem will be emphasized. Recommendations for administrators, teachers, and school counsellors will be based on best practices.

Speakers
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Dr. Angela Grace

Registered Psychologist, Heart Centered Counselling
Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for health & wellness. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, school counsellor, psychologist, speaker and advocate for youth mental health for over 18 years. She is passionate about the prevention and treatment... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Emily Stanton - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
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