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Body Project Faciliator Training

Sunday, October 3, 2021
10:00am – 4:00pm

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The Body Project is an interactive program that provides a forum for open and inclusive dialogue for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages in the development of healthy body image. This research-based program has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders.

We are currently accepting applications from UConn students interested in volunteering to be Peer Facilitators. Body Project Peer Facilitators work to promote positive body image in the UConn community through on-campus workshops and educational outreach, and will be trained to conduct the Body Project workshops.

Requirements/Expectations

• Attend two full days of training on October 1st in person AND October 3rd virtually. • Attend all program meetings (TBD). • Minimum of 2 Body Project workshops per semester. • Be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops. • Conduct outreach to student organizations, academic classes, resource centers, and campus departments in order to recruit students to participate in the workshops. • Be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals. • Commit to volunteering minimally for fall 2021, spring 2022 and fall 2022. • Peer Facilitators must commit at least one full academic year to the program. Therefore, we cannot accommodate for those traveling abroad.

Space is very limited. Students interested are required to fill out an application to be considered.

The application can be found at https://womenscenter.uconn.edu/?689

Contact:

womenscenter@uconn.edu

Women's Center (primary), Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Rainbow Center, Student Health and Wellness, UConn Master Calendar, uKindness In Person Events, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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