Workshops for Professionals Working with Young People

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Butterfly are pleased to offer professional development workshops providing skills and strategies to help support healthy body image in young people. Healthy body image is a strong protective factor against developing an eating disorders and these workshops are a great platform for being able to implement awareness and prevention strategies.

Butterfly offers workshops for:

  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • School counselors
  • Other professionals working with young people

The workshop incorporates a selection of activities and resources to support body esteem including The Butterfly Foundation’s Free to Be – A body esteem resource (Yrs 3 – 12) and Dove Self Esteem Project tools.

2016 Workshop Dates

Workshop Dates and Locations for 2016

CONFIRMED DATES – SEMESTER 1

Chiltern, VIC – Tuesday, 8th March

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Wodonga, VIC – Tuesday, 3rd May

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Torquay, VIC – Thursday, 12th May

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Parramatta, NSW – Friday, 13th May

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Townsville, QLD – Monday, 16th May

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Gold Coast, QLD – Wednesday, 18th May

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Erina, NSW – Friday, 10th June

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Banyule, VIC -  Tuesday, 26th July

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To express interest in dates for 2016 please contact Helen Bird via email at helen.bird@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Free to BE – A Body Esteem Resource

A Body Esteem Resource – Free to BE

Free to BE is a positive body image resource which has been developed by The Butterfly Foundation as part of the Australian Government’s body image strategy. This resource is evidence based and has been developed in collaboration with a team of Australian body image experts.

Free to BE is a flexible program for teachers and other educators to implement amongst students and young people in years 3 to 12. It is made up of four modules:

    • Resilience
    • Media
    • Peers
    • Healthy bodies

Each module includes:

    • Lesson plans
    • Activity sheets
    • Digital clips
    • PowerPoint slides

Free To BE encourages discussion and aims to help young people improve their body esteem.

You can purchase Free to BE in the online Butterfly shop.