Help promote positive body image in the UConn community!!
This year the Women’s Center and Nutrition and Physical Activity Services at Student Health Services are collaborating to relaunch the Body Project. The Body Project is an interactive program that provides a forum for open and inclusive dialogue for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages in the development of healthy body image. This research-based program has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders.
We are currently accepting applications from UConn students interested in volunteering to be Peer Facilitators. Body Project Peer Facilitators work to promote positive body image in the UConn community through on-campus workshops and educational outreach, and will be trained to conduct the Body Project workshops.
NOTE: If you’ve had an eating disorder, please wait to apply until 2 years post-recovery so you can be fully ready!
- Attend two full days of training on October 20th and 21st.
- Attend all program meetings (TBD).
- Minimum of 2-4 Body Project workshops per semester.
- Be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops.
- Conduct outreach to student organizations, academic classes, resource centers, and campus departments in order to recruit students to participate in the workshops.
- Be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals.
- Commit to volunteering minimally for fall 2018, spring 2019 and fall 2019.
- Peer Facilitators must commit at least one full academic year to the program. Therefore, we cannot accommodate for those traveling abroad.
Applications must be submitted no later than noon on October 10, 2018.