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Media and Body Image: How Media Literacy Can Help Counteract Unrealistic Body Ideals

10/3/2017
When: 10/03/2017
7:30 PM
Where: LACPA Conference Room
6345 Balboa Blvd., Bldg 2, Suite 126
Encino, California  91316
United States
Contact: Dr. Lauren Muhlheim

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Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 PM

Presenter:  Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D.

 

Title: Media and Body Image: How Media Literacy Can Help Counteract Unrealistic Body Ideals

Description: In our media saturated world, it’s hard to escape the onslaught of messages that tell us how we should look, sell us products to achieve the ideal body, and pressure us to reshape our bodies with promises of happiness and success. How can we protect our self-image from media’s narrow and unrealistic ideals that can make us feel less confident and accepting of our bodies? Research demonstrates that media literacy can help counteract media's role in normalizing cultural body standards that are naturally unattainable for most and can adversely affect body positivity. This mini-workshop highlights essential media literacy strategies and resources for self-care in the digital age. 

 

Location:  LACPA Office, Encino

 

Bio:  Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D. specializes in the social and psychological effects of media and new interactive technologies on children, teens, and families. She facilitates media literacy workshops for parents, educators, and health practitioners to promote healthy child and adolescent development. A recipient of NEDA’s Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy, Dr. Eisenstock is on the faculty at Syracuse University in Los Angeles and California State University, Northridge where she directs the Proud2Bme civic engagement project about media literacy and body image. Her students developed NEDA’s Get REAL! Digital and Media Literacy Toolkit and How to Spread Body Positivity in Your Community.

 

Here is a link to media literacy tips Dr. Eisenstock wrote for NEDA that were posted on its website earlier this month: 

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/media-body-image-what-you-need-to-know

 

LACPA ADDRESS and PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: 6345 Balboa Blvd, Bldg 2, Suite 126, Encino 91316. The buildings are on the south-west corner of Victory and Balboa, and Bldg 2 is the second building from Balboa.  If you come from the Westside, take the 405 to the 101 and exit going north on Balboa to just before Victory (park on the street or in the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex (6201 Balboa Blvd.) on the west side of Balboa, just south of Victory).  Or take the 405 to Victory (past the 101 if you are coming from the Westside) and exit West onto Victory.  Take it to Balboa and turn left, now heading south.  On your right, you will see the buildings.  The LACPA office is right by the entrance off the parking lot, on the left if you walk in from the parking area.  

 

Parking at The Encino Office Park lot between the hours of 9am - 6:30 pm is restricted to building tenants only.  We can park there in the evening and on weekends, but not 9 - 6:30 weekdays.

 

RSVP to:  drmuhlheim@gmail.com

 

SIG meetings are open to all LACPA members.  Nonmembers wishing to attend may join LACPA by visiting our website www.lapsych.org

 

"The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions do not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members.  The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."


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