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  1. ‘Co-ed’ Parent Group

    [Visions Article]

    As a therapist with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Cowichan Valley Branch, Gabriele works with young people who struggle with eating disorders. She is often approached by parents interested in meeting with other parents. Early this year, in resp ...

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  2. Healthy Attitudes

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    Early intervention of disordered eating behaviours during the teen years is crucial. Eating disorders are associated with serious health risks, including death and impaired psychosocial adjustment. 1 And young people who diet are seven times more likely t ...

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  3. Disordered Eating

    [Info Sheet]

    PDF Version Disordered eating consists of a range of thoughts and feelings about food and body image that lie between healthy/normal eating habits with body acceptance at one end and eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder) at the ot ...

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  4. Health & Wellness

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    PDF Version The key strategies to feeling and looking your best and having a positive outlook in life are to eat well, keep active, and maintain a healthy body weight. It’s not easy to eat well consistently and keep fit with a busy schedule and fast food ...

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  5. Media Literacy

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    Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you’ve seen? You are not alone. Maybe your body hasn’t actually changed, but your perception of it has. We all have days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies and feel the pressure to mea ...

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  6. Resilience: "Bouncing Back"

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets A guide for parents and youth Author: Jessie's Legacy, a program of Family Services of the North Shore   Why is resilience important? Whether you’re 8 or 18 years old, life can be tough. Stress can come from many ...

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  7. Body Image & Self-Esteem

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    PDF Version Body image is both the mental picture that you have of your body, and how you perceive yourself when you look in a mirror. Self- esteem is how you value and respect yourself as a person—it is the “real” opinion that you have of yourself. ...

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  8. Raising Kids with a Healthy Body Image

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets A guide for parents of young children Author: Jessie's Legacy, a program of Family Services of the North Shore   What influences body image in children? Body image is not just about physical appearance. It also in ...

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