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Faculty Help Foster Positive Body Images

Nine female GNPS educators are photographed during a training session.

On Nov. 19, nine teachers, counselors, and coaches from Great Neck high schools and middle schools took part in The Body Project Facilitator Training. 

The facilitator training, which was funded wholly through support from the Grace Holland Cozine Foundation, endeavors to provide these educators with the skills and resources to run workshops for high school students. The workshops are group-based interventions that provide a forum for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engage them in the development of healthy body image through verbal, written, and behavioral exercises.

The Body Project was developed by researchers at leading universities and is endorsed by the National Eating Disorders Association, a nonprofit organization that supports awareness, support, and resources about eating disorders.