Training and Education
Our education courses are designed to equip supporters with the tools to ensure that early intervention and quality support is accessible for all. We offer courses for professionals, caregivers, organizations, and for individuals who are experiencing an eating disorder themselves. Our courses are hosted on our online learning platform.
Training for professionals focused on skill development to help build confidence in their ability to detect, diagnose, and treat people with eating disorders. Many professionals in their formal education, including physicians and dietitians, receive very little ED-specific training. Our courses are designed to help fill this gap and ensure that people in all professional settings are equipped with the tools they need to support patients and clients with eating disorders.
For Caregivers and community
Research has shown that with EDs, patient readiness and the nature of patient and family members’ relationships with care providers is strongly associated with recovery outcomes. Families, friends, educators, peers, coaches, and community supporters play a huge role in recognizing an eating disorder, overcoming illness related barriers, reducing stigmatizing attitudes, and encouraging engagement with treatment. These networks are known to have a big impact on the decision to seek treatment and provide support and motivation for recovery.
Our programs are focused on increasing confidence and providing tools to caregivers and communities to help them navigate their role as supporters.
Social Worker Training Course
This introductory training course is aimed at offering education to social workers, therapists, psychologists, mental health care providers, and other professionals in Health, Social and Human Services.
We work with organizations across Canada to develop trainings to meet their specific needs. Previous trainings have included:
McMaster University Student Union – EDAware Video Training Series for virtual training
Kids Help Phone – Eating Disorder Support Training for Crisis Responders of the Crisis Text Line
For more information on custom trainings email Erin, our Education & Training Coordinator, at email@example.com
Join Our Continuing Education Community
Join us monthly for a chance to connect virtually with other eating disorder professionals and students. Every month we'll cover a new and interesting topic around eating disorders. Presented by Body Brave students, professionals and occasionally guest speakers. If you're a healthcare professional or a student interested in presenting a unique topic, please contact us >>
All Continuing Education Community Meetings have been postponed until Fall 2022. Please visit our website for future updates.