Training Class Details
Class Title: Culturally Sensitive Eating Disorder Support Strategies- Considerations When Working with BIPOC Youth [MONTEREY COUNTY PRIORITIZED]
Class Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Class Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 5
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Ashley Acle
Class Description:

*Offers Cultural Proficiency Development Credit for Seneca staff

Training Summary: 

This training will present an overview of eating disorders among Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, and People of Color, risk factors impacting our communities that may fuel these maladaptive coping mechanisms, and ways that we can offer culturally sensitive support solutions. Through collaborative, interactive, and reflective learning, participants will explore how they can facilitate culturally sensitive conversations with foster and system involved youth about behaviors related to eating, appearance, and body image. Participants are encouraged to participate through break-out room discussions and other interactive features.

Class Objectives: (what knowledge, ideas or skills will participants explore, learn, practice, etc during the training)

-Increase awareness about eating disorders among Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, and People of Color

-Understand how eating disorders may serve as maladaptive coping mechanisms for managing experiences of trauma, marginalization, and other risk factors impacting our communities

-Discuss culturally sensitive ways to understand behaviors related to eating, appearance, and body image when working with youth

-Reflect on ways to build a community of support team and family members to facilitate care for youth with eating disorders/eating issues

How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning?

-Continue to learn about eating disorders and specific risk factors relevant to foster youth (e.g., experiences of trauma, abuse, neglect, marginalization)

-Continue to reflect upon the fatphobic and appearance-focused language built into our society

-Try on and adopt language that empowers all bodies (and challenges language stemming from diet culture and white supremacy)