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Resources

Body Image Parents’ Guide

We’ve worked with body image experts and developed a brief guide for parents that includes:

A background to body image

The impact of an unhealthy body image in young girls

The factors that shape a girl’s body image

Strategies to help encourage a healthy body image in young girls

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Pretty Powerful Parents’ Guide

Parents play a significant role in shaping their daughter’s body image from an early age. What we say in front of our daughters has the power to influence their body image.

The Pretty Powerful Parents’ Guide aims to provide:

Suggestions on language for a healthy body image

Suggestions on language to try and minimise saying in front of young girls

An overview of how to get involved in the Pretty Powerful campaign being run during August 2017

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Other resources

Support/Counselling Services

We aim to drive awareness around body image issues and provide educational tools and resources to help encourage women and girls to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others. If however you need further support or counselling please contact the following organisations:

Eating Disorders

For all eating disorder enquiries and support please contact the Butterfly Foundation on their National Helpline ED HOPE (1800 33 4673) or email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au. They are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST (except public holidays).

Depression & Anxiety

If you are suffering from or require further support with depression or anxiety please contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

For kids wanting to speak to someone

If you’re aged between 5 to 25 and want to speak to a counsellor about something you’re struggling with, you can call Kids Helpline on 07 3369 1588 or contact them online at www.kidshelpline.com.au. The helpline is open 24/7.

CBCC Study

Want to learn about children’s body image, healthy eating patterns or weight management? Latrobe University are evaluating Confident Body Confident Child a program for parents of young children. They are looking parents who:

Can attend 2x 2hr workshops or complete 2x 2hr online forums

Are over the age of 18 years

Have a good understanding of written and spoken English

Have a child aged 4-6 years who can complete a 30-min play-based interview

 

All participants will receive shopping vouchers and the complete Confident Body, Confident Child resource pack.

 

For more information:

Email: cb.cc@latrobe.edu.au

Phone: 03 9479 2938

Visit: www.latrobe.edu.au

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