Teens Body Image and Beyond helps teens to accept their body types and inherited features, see differences as distinctions, and know their appearance is not their identity. Media messages, online profiles, friends, sports, eating disorders, muscle madness, temptations to use steroids or diet pills, and other issues are addressed. Teens will be encouraged to value variety in shapes and sizes and to embrace their own and others uniqueness. Young people who wish to change alterable traits will receive nutrition and fitness tips. Teens with gender identity concerns will know that they are not alone and they will learn how to access professional expertise. Dating is laden with body image issues; teens will consider whether they pursue partner-pressured perfection or are self-directed. Teens will identify the non-physical appeal and qualities they seek in partners and relationships. While the intensity of body image challenges is validated, teens will be encouraged to build character, ponder ethical dilemmas, see struggles as steppingstones, and find ways to be charitable. Each session includes clear directions for the facilitator including purpose and goal of the session, key background information on the specific subject, and interactive activities to use in a group or one-on-one setting.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Grades 7 to 12 Series:Eating Disorders Author:LEUTENBERG, ESTER