Body Thieves

Adolescent girls are caught in a societal crisis concerning body image and size. Body Thieves provides information and skills to help them reclaim their natural bodies, become physically active and get on with their lives. Contains valuable information about boys and their problems as well to help illustrate the gender differences in development and culture. Full bibliography and resource list.

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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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