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Off the Starting Blocks: Eating Disorder Prevention in Youth Sports
Youth athletes are a unique population within the sport community. Their youthful passion and enthusiasm for sport matched with competitive, future-oriented goals make them a population that is both extraordinary and vulnerable. These athletes are excited to work hard and have fun, however their joy for sport risks being tainted by some of the harmful aspects of sport culture. Coaches, parents, mentors, and other authority figures are given the opportunity to create a sport environment for their athletes that perpetuates joy, competition and success, and minimizes perfectionistic pressures, debilitating self-criticism and unhelpful comparisons. This presentation is intended to help provide ideas on how to create a sport culture that more accurately promotes sport passion and performance, which includes eating disorder awareness, communication tactics, and how to best support those who are struggling with mental health.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the types of eating disorders and their warning signs.
2. Recognize the risk factors for eating disorders that are specific to athletes and the
potential consequences of eating disorders.
3. Describe the role of a coach in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
4. Identify ways to effectively communicate and support your athletes in order to create
well-being, safety, and sustainability in sport.

This presentation will offer one free CE Unit (participants will be eligible after attending live, passing the online post-test and completing the evaluation). Certificates will be sent out following the event. Anyone seeking CE credit must fill in all question fields on the registration page.

CEUs are offered to:
- Licensed Social Workers (LSW/LCSW)
- Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC/LCPC)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LFMT)
- Licensed Psychologists
- Registered Dietitians
- ICB members
- Universal Credit for Other Professionals

Aug 24, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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