Supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children with higher weight
This webinar discusses practice approaches that explore children with higher weight’s perception of their weight, and their hopes, preferences and choices for a healthy, balanced and happy life. Panellists discuss strategies to address the effects of weight stigma and bullying on children with higher weight, as well as present ways practitioners can better understand the context of the child and their family’s life, rather than the category of their weight.
• Discuss how children with higher weight are at greater risk of negative mental health outcomes.
• Outline strategies to address the effects of weight stigma and bullying on children with higher weight.
• Discuss how to explore the child’s best and healthiest life, rather than weight and weight loss.
• Identify strategies to develop a team of supporting adults around the child, who provide cohesive and encouraging messages for children with higher weight.
• Discuss how to use positive and non-judgmental language when working with children with higher weight and their families.
• Dr. Michaela Baulderstone (General Practitioner, SA)
• Megan McClintock (Dietitian, NSW)
• Amanda – (Child and Family Partner, Qld)
Facilitator: Dr. Daniel Moss (Workforce Development Manager, SA)
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