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Tue, Nov 22


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Eating Disorders and Barriers to Healthy Eating for System Involved Youth

Waynette Brock and Marilyn Pierce

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Eating Disorders and Barriers to Healthy Eating for System Involved Youth
Eating Disorders and Barriers to Healthy Eating for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Nov 22, 2022, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Waynette Brock and Marilyn  Pierce

Training Description

System involved youth have significant barriers to healthy eating. Not only do they bear the burden of their family experience and history, but they also have cultural, logistical, access and medical barriers to overcome. In this interactive training, participants will examine, discuss, and challenge issues related to eating disorders and the multiple ways that healthy eating is made difficult for these youth. Learn techniques to talk with them about food challenges, as well as tools that will help to support them as they are continually challenged with how to choose healthy options for eating. Consider strategies to use while helping them work through their attitudes and behaviors. Discover tools to use and teach so they can better interact and advocate for themselves. Be a part of helping them avoid negative outcomes as they deal with barriers that are in the way of healthy eating and living.

Learning Objective

· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 types of healthy eating strategies and explain how to successfully incorporate these changes into lifestyle habits.

· Participants will be able to explain the importance of self-reflection and integrate this awareness when supporting system involved youth to overcome the barriers to healthy eating and avoiding disorders.

· Participants will learn 3 strategies for personal wellness as they commit to the task of looking at their own barriers to healthy eating by creating personal awareness and then using it in their practice to help system involved youth to do the same.


11:00-11:30am Welcome, Housekeeping, Agenda Review, Create Supportive Learning Environment

11:30am-1:00pm Group Activity: Exploring the difference between Cultural competency, sensitivity, & responsiveness

1:00-1:15pm BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:15-2:00pm How to recognize, discuss and support healthy and unhealty eating our work with system involved youth.

2:00-2:45pm Group Activity: Fostering Self-Awareness around the use of language; explore ways to abandon thoughts and actions that interfere with endeavors to provide supportive care

2:45-3:45pm Group Activity: How to Take Care of Ourselves while we work to provide care for system involved youth

3:45-4:00pm Debrief, Written Evaluation, Close

Meet Our Trainers

Waynette Brock has lead peer teams focusing on high risk individuals and underserved populations such as those that are incarcerated, individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorder, and those with life threatening illnesses, as well as anyone who wants to make positive life changes. Waynette lives in Northern California and is the National Trainer for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.

Marilyn has been a Registered Nurse for 35 years. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient environments as well as a community program for system-involved women and children. She worked at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta GA for 25 years and was active in leadership and change working as a solution architect in the IT department for 7 years. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau honors society in 1987 at Arizona State University. She was a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and also Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS)

Marilyn Pierce is known as a leader and an entrepreneur in holistic healthy living. She is a published author, sharing her personal journey of wellness in her book, Ground Work Before Pound Work, which includes maintaining her weight loss of 130 pounds and a continued journey of health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, she’s produced podcasts, co-hosted and executive produced a live weekly radio show and contributed to books, magazines and blogs. She has worked as an independent contractor writing, consulting, coaching and contributing to multiple publications. She is a contributing author in a collaborative book Dethroning Domestic Violence, which was released in October 2015 and supports domestic violence awareness. Marilyn expects to release another book next year about holistic living and how to heal the common diseases killing Americans. She owns and operates her own consulting business for over a decade, Marilyn Pierce LLC. She loves gardening, nature, hiking, healthy plant-based eating, writing songs, singing, playing music and speaking to inspire about health and wellness.

This course meets the qualifications for (4.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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