Gloria Lucas from Nalgona Positivity Pride, "Historical Trauma and Eating Disorders: What’s The Connection?"
Description: For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, middle-class phenomenon. Although studies have indicated Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) have similar if not higher rates of eating disorders, BIPOC communities continue to face invisibility ranging from inaccessible treatment, culturally insensitive practices in medical settings and undiagnosed eating disorders due to the belief that eating disorders don’t exist within BIPOC communities. In this presentation, participants will have the ability to learn about the violent process of Western colonialism including the devastating effects of colonization on African and indigenous peoples and indigenous food systems. Furthermore, we will explore the anti-black origins of fatphobia and the correlation between historical trauma and eating disorders. Presentation will end with advice on how providers and eating disorder awareness advocates can better support marginalized communities.
CEs: 1.5 hours. Please note: After the event is over, you will receive a link to complete an evaluation form online. Once you've completed and submitted this form online, you will receive a certificate of completion.
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