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TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR EVERY BODY.

EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE BEST KNOWN APPROACH

Body Brave Interdisciplinary Eating Disorder Rounds

Starting in September 2020! Join our virtual rounds. This is a learning opportunity for clinicians across various disciplines to learn more about eating disorders and collect continuing education credits. Body Brave rounds happen once a month and take place over Zoom. Each month will feature a different topic and speaker. By donation. Registration opens in August. 

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TRAINING PREVENTS AVOIDABLE DEATHS.

It’s estimated that 7.8% of the global population (approximately 2.9 million Canadians) struggle with an eating disorder 1. With such a high prevalence, it’s crucial that both public and professionals receive basic training, at a minimum, around these issues. Individuals vulnerable to disordered eating/eating disorders should be able to access spaces like universities, gyms and dentist offices without fear of judgement or harm.

Medical students and even psychiatry residents, receive only a few hours of eating disorder specific training2. With proper instruction on how to screen, diagnose and manage eating disorders, deaths could be prevented.

LIVED EXPERIENCE IS EVIDENCE TOO.

Body Brave aims to democratize eating disorder training and education by providing it in an accessible way to healthcare providers, the public and other professionals. We are working independently and with other organizations to roll out person-centred, online and in-person training modules. In collaboration with other eating disorder organizations across Canada, we are currently building a national e-platform to offer the best in evidence-based training.

But evidence-based is not enough. Even among highly trained individuals, stigma and bias against those struggling exists. Training must be person-centred and therefore, all our training initiatives include the voices of lived experience. The result is convenient, affordable, person-centred training, enabling providers to offer empowering care.

 

BODY PEACE CONFERENCE

In October 2019, we ran our inaugral Body Peace Virtual Conference in collaboration with NIEDBody Peace is a first-of-its-kind virtual body image and Eating Disorders conference that seeks to create a space where individuals can receive practical training and information about eating disorders and body image. Focusing on the value of lived experience as evidence, the 2019 conference brought together survivors, caregivers, and health professionals to learn from keynotes, speakers, and panels, as well as from each other. 

The response was tremendous and we’re excited to be gearing up for Body Peace 2020, taking place on November 19 and 20th.

ATTENDEES FROM

CONTINENTS

LIVE VIRTUAL SESSIONS

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TRAINED

Medical Students & Professionals Educated

Aside from Body Peace, we also provide training and education to family health teams and universities. We educated over 300 medical students and healthcare professionals in 2019. Our goal is nothing short of training and education for every body. Stay tuned for our exciting 2020 initiatives!

Body Brave's increased treatment groups have been supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Hamilton Community Foundation. 

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