Nurturing Girlpower

Nurturing girlpower: Integrating eating disorder prevention/intervention skills into your practice provides a comprehensive framework for prevention that addresses the changes in girls’ bodies and in girls’ lives during adolescence. It helps demystify eating disorders and provides a skill set to enhance your counseling practice so that you can relate to the girl instead of her problem.

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About Sandra Susan Friedman

SANDRA FRIEDMAN'S PROGRAMS TO HELP GUIDE GIRLS AND BOYS SAFELY THROUGH ADOLESCENCE. Sandra Susan Friedman is an educator, therapist and consultant in eating disorder prevention and intervention. Her facilitated group-discussion programs Just for Girls and Just for Boys are in use throughout Canada and the United States and have become the prototypes for a variety of other programs that address health risks and social dilemmas facing girls and boys as they mature. When Girls Feel Fat: Helping Girls through Adolescence provides girls and their parents with valuable information concerning the transition through adolescence. Nurturing girlpower: Integrating Eating Disorder Prevention/Intervention Skills into Your Practice evolved from professional training workshops on eating disorder prevention and intervention that Sandra developed and facilitated over a two year period in rural communities throughout northern British Columbia. Body Thieves: Help Girls Reclaim their Natural Bodies and Become Physically Active examines topics concerning girls in adolescence relating to body image issues and physical activity. It details how to encourage healthy self expression at a time when girls’ voices are in danger of becoming silenced, how to get girls off diets, how to normalize food, how to fight back against the tyranny of appearance, how to translate fat talk and how to defuse the propaganda of the media.

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