course »Understanding Body Size Myths & Fatphobia for Providers Working with Youth

Date: 3/1/2023, 1:00 pm—4:30 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 3
Sponsor: East Bay Agency for Children
Phone: 510-844-5370, Ext. 4135
This training supports professionals in building awareness around their biases related to body size, becoming familiar with research on weight and health among youth and the connection between Body Mass Index (BMI) and its use in health care, as well as its relationship to white supremacy and systemic discrimination. We will explore how body size-base microaggressions can impact rapport and access to appropriate resources for youth, explore the Health at Any Size model, discuss best practices, and apply our learning through roleplay. This training is not about diagnosing eating disorders among clients. Rather, it is focused on helping providers identify their own biases and negative internalized beliefs about body size and health. By identifying what myths we’ve internalized, we can better serve clients and their families as more good data emerges about body size and health.