1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:05,820 2 00:00:05,820 --> 00:00:07,070 Susan Lawrence: Hi, everybody. 3 00:00:07,070 --> 00:00:09,132 This is Susan Lawrence and I'd like 4 00:00:09,132 --> 00:00:13,430 to welcome you to our Supporting Youth with Eating Disorders 5 00:00:13,430 --> 00:00:16,610 webinar, presented by Reverend Dr. Monica L. 6 00:00:16,610 --> 00:00:21,130 Cummings who you'll see on the other video screen. 7 00:00:21,130 --> 00:00:24,028 I'm the managing editor with the Faith Development Office 8 00:00:24,028 --> 00:00:26,729 and we've been doing a series all year of monthly webinars, 9 00:00:26,729 --> 00:00:29,184 so very glad that you can join us. 10 00:00:29,184 --> 00:00:34,341 And we'll be posting this webinar online in a few days, 11 00:00:34,341 --> 00:00:36,549 so if you hear of people who weren't able to join us, 12 00:00:36,549 --> 00:00:39,500 feel free to give them that access. 13 00:00:39,500 --> 00:00:42,420 And I think I'll just get through the housekeeping, 14 00:00:42,420 --> 00:00:44,720 and then turn you over to Monica. 15 00:00:44,720 --> 00:00:48,320 So, join me with this. 16 00:00:48,320 --> 00:00:50,972 You figured out already to turn your camera off. 17 00:00:50,972 --> 00:00:53,000 And there's an audio solution if you 18 00:00:53,000 --> 00:00:55,920 have a problem, which is to get out of FUZE 19 00:00:55,920 --> 00:00:56,910 and call in by phone. 20 00:00:56,910 --> 00:01:00,363 And I can post the phone number again 21 00:01:00,363 --> 00:01:04,341 in case you need it after I'm done talking to you. 22 00:01:04,341 --> 00:01:07,170 Here's the link to where our webinars are posted, 23 00:01:07,170 --> 00:01:09,211 which will open the schedule and the descriptions 24 00:01:09,211 --> 00:01:11,159 of the upcoming webinars, as well as 25 00:01:11,159 --> 00:01:16,530 the links to the recorded ones that have been posted. 26 00:01:16,530 --> 00:01:19,500 So, mute yourself during Monica's presentation. 27 00:01:19,500 --> 00:01:22,429 And meanwhile, I'm going to ask you to raise 28 00:01:22,429 --> 00:01:24,093 your red flag to speak. 29 00:01:24,093 --> 00:01:26,812 And I think you might have all done this before-- but just 30 00:01:26,812 --> 00:01:29,310 to show me that you know where your red flag is 31 00:01:29,310 --> 00:01:33,440 and your microphone, let's practice muting and unmuting. 32 00:01:33,440 --> 00:01:35,740 If you mouse over your microphone, 33 00:01:35,740 --> 00:01:40,255 you'll see a few choices there and you can unmute or mute 34 00:01:40,255 --> 00:01:41,728 yourself by clicking. 35 00:01:41,728 --> 00:01:44,183 I'm going to-- let's see. 36 00:01:44,183 --> 00:01:46,147 Show me that you know this, and I also 37 00:01:46,147 --> 00:01:47,620 will show you the red flag. 38 00:01:47,620 --> 00:01:53,030 Good job, everybody. 39 00:01:53,030 --> 00:01:56,433 In the meeting chat box, you'll see these little icons up 40 00:01:56,433 --> 00:01:57,174 above it. 41 00:01:57,174 --> 00:01:59,150 Right in the middle of mine is a red flag. 42 00:01:59,150 --> 00:02:00,960 If you click on the red flag, it indicates 43 00:02:00,960 --> 00:02:02,608 that you would like to talk. 44 00:02:02,608 --> 00:02:04,090 I've just put my flag on. 45 00:02:04,090 --> 00:02:07,548 See if you can figure out where yours is. 46 00:02:07,548 --> 00:02:10,520 And you can make your flag appear or disappear. 47 00:02:10,520 --> 00:02:13,400 So, what we decided is to allow people 48 00:02:13,400 --> 00:02:16,550 to ask questions or comment as you 49 00:02:16,550 --> 00:02:17,890 wish during the presentation. 50 00:02:17,890 --> 00:02:19,890 Monica may ask some questions while she's 51 00:02:19,890 --> 00:02:21,930 showing slides to you. 52 00:02:21,930 --> 00:02:24,750 And you may just feel like chiming in have a comment, 53 00:02:24,750 --> 00:02:27,470 so you can either write your comment in the meeting chat, 54 00:02:27,470 --> 00:02:30,720 and I may write you a note, asking if you'd like to talk. 55 00:02:30,720 --> 00:02:33,576 And your other option is to raise your flag. 56 00:02:33,576 --> 00:02:36,056 And we'll invite you to jump in at that point 57 00:02:36,056 --> 00:02:37,544 and you can either unmute yourself 58 00:02:37,544 --> 00:02:41,016 or let me do that for you. 59 00:02:41,016 --> 00:02:43,992 OK, yeah, your meeting chat box. 60 00:02:43,992 --> 00:02:46,331 Over to your left, I think, unless you're on a Mac-- 61 00:02:46,331 --> 00:02:48,456 you'll find it right in the lower left-hand corner. 62 00:02:48,456 --> 00:02:49,448 You can type in there. 63 00:02:49,448 --> 00:02:51,873 You can also cut and paste out the meeting chat box 64 00:02:51,873 --> 00:02:53,664 to a Word document or something else that's 65 00:02:53,664 --> 00:02:55,896 open on your computer. 66 00:02:55,896 --> 00:02:58,415 I believe that is all I have. 67 00:02:58,415 --> 00:03:00,956 If you have questions, you can type them in or just interrupt 68 00:03:00,956 --> 00:03:04,050 and ask them-- like how to do things. 69 00:03:04,050 --> 00:03:04,720 Here's Monica. 70 00:03:04,720 --> 00:03:05,970 Monica L. Cummings: All right. 71 00:03:05,970 --> 00:03:08,670 Hi, family. 72 00:03:08,670 --> 00:03:14,010 Thank you for tuning in and sticking it out with us 73 00:03:14,010 --> 00:03:19,660 after we had to cancel last week because what was going on 74 00:03:19,660 --> 00:03:22,110 in my local community. 75 00:03:22,110 --> 00:03:24,100 Welcome to this webinar. 76 00:03:24,100 --> 00:03:28,292 I am Reverend Dr. Monica L. Cummings, also known 77 00:03:28,292 --> 00:03:30,600 as just Rev. Monica. 78 00:03:30,600 --> 00:03:33,520 And it's good to be here. 79 00:03:33,520 --> 00:03:36,530 And this webinar came about-- I am 80 00:03:36,530 --> 00:03:41,056 a liaison on their Youth Ministry Advisory Committee, 81 00:03:41,056 --> 00:03:42,607 also known as YMAC. 82 00:03:42,607 --> 00:03:44,315 And for those of you who aren't familiar, 83 00:03:44,315 --> 00:03:48,430 YMAC came into existence after continental 84 00:03:48,430 --> 00:03:53,520 why are you you was reconstituted. 85 00:03:53,520 --> 00:03:57,720 And so, YMAC reports to President Morales . 86 00:03:57,720 --> 00:03:59,856 And its charge is-- the community's charge 87 00:03:59,856 --> 00:04:05,090 is to monitor and assess and to support Youth Ministry 88 00:04:05,090 --> 00:04:06,783 Continental USA. 89 00:04:06,783 --> 00:04:09,970 And during one of our last meetings-- 90 00:04:09,970 --> 00:04:14,430 I think it was last spring or last summer-- 91 00:04:14,430 --> 00:04:16,839 the younger members of the community 92 00:04:16,839 --> 00:04:18,420 got together and talked about what 93 00:04:18,420 --> 00:04:23,250 are some of the pressing needs for youth in our congregations. 94 00:04:23,250 --> 00:04:27,100 And eating disorders was one of the subjects-- 95 00:04:27,100 --> 00:04:30,160 along with non-suicidal self-injury-- 96 00:04:30,160 --> 00:04:33,260 were a couple of topics that they 97 00:04:33,260 --> 00:04:34,990 thought needed to be addressed. 98 00:04:34,990 --> 00:04:40,380 And I volunteered and committed to presenting webinars and then 99 00:04:40,380 --> 00:04:44,280 trading animated videos to support 100 00:04:44,280 --> 00:04:46,910 youth who maybe struggle with a eating disorder. 101 00:04:46,910 --> 00:04:53,070 So, that's why and how this webinar came into existence. 102 00:04:53,070 --> 00:04:56,520 We have three learning objectives for our time 103 00:04:56,520 --> 00:04:58,100 together tonight. 104 00:04:58,100 --> 00:05:02,010 And they are to learn the differences between anorexia, 105 00:05:02,010 --> 00:05:05,890 bulimia, and binge eating, and/or overeating. 106 00:05:05,890 --> 00:05:07,660 To learn the symptoms and warning 107 00:05:07,660 --> 00:05:09,890 signs of eating disorders and to learn 108 00:05:09,890 --> 00:05:13,760 what you can do if there's a young person in your life, 109 00:05:13,760 --> 00:05:17,910 whether you're a parent, auntie, or religious professional 110 00:05:17,910 --> 00:05:19,970 in the congregation, you'll learn 111 00:05:19,970 --> 00:05:23,010 what you can do to support a young person in your life 112 00:05:23,010 --> 00:05:26,590 if they have an eating disorder. 113 00:05:26,590 --> 00:05:29,730 So, what is an eating disorder? 114 00:05:29,730 --> 00:05:32,680 And you're all on your computers so you 115 00:05:32,680 --> 00:05:34,870 can read the slides yourself, but basically, 116 00:05:34,870 --> 00:05:39,630 an eating disorder is a disturbance that significantly 117 00:05:39,630 --> 00:05:43,630 impairs-- a eating disturbance that significantly impairs 118 00:05:43,630 --> 00:05:45,360 the physical health and psychosocial 119 00:05:45,360 --> 00:05:49,880 function of a young person. 120 00:05:49,880 --> 00:05:53,990 And we're going to talk about the three most 121 00:05:53,990 --> 00:05:56,760 common eating disorders and that's anorexia 122 00:05:56,760 --> 00:06:02,400 nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating and overeating. 123 00:06:02,400 --> 00:06:08,470 So, those are the three that we will be discussing tonight. 124 00:06:08,470 --> 00:06:12,830 And we'll start off talking about how anorexia 125 00:06:12,830 --> 00:06:15,110 affects the person's body. 126 00:06:15,110 --> 00:06:21,510 And so, anorexia-- the thing that 127 00:06:21,510 --> 00:06:26,640 distinguishes it from-- [INAUDIBLE] just joined me. 128 00:06:26,640 --> 00:06:28,740 The thing that distinguishes anorexia 129 00:06:28,740 --> 00:06:30,900 from the other eating disorders is primarily, 130 00:06:30,900 --> 00:06:33,630 the person restricts food. 131 00:06:33,630 --> 00:06:37,930 And that's how the person who's affected with the disorder 132 00:06:37,930 --> 00:06:40,720 tries to lose weight and tries to get 133 00:06:40,720 --> 00:06:43,960 to what they believe is their ideal body 134 00:06:43,960 --> 00:06:47,370 weight and size and so forth. 135 00:06:47,370 --> 00:06:50,810 And so, anorexic-- people with anorexia 136 00:06:50,810 --> 00:06:52,990 will literally starve themselves to death. 137 00:06:52,990 --> 00:06:56,420 So you can imagine what happens to their body 138 00:06:56,420 --> 00:07:02,020 when they're not getting the correct amount of nutrition 139 00:07:02,020 --> 00:07:04,310 that they need to sustain their organs, 140 00:07:04,310 --> 00:07:07,192 the brain function, heart, and so forth. 141 00:07:07,192 --> 00:07:09,400 So, one of the things that happens with someone who's 142 00:07:09,400 --> 00:07:13,630 suffering with anorexia is their thinking gets cloudy, 143 00:07:13,630 --> 00:07:15,070 their memory goes bad. 144 00:07:15,070 --> 00:07:19,590 I'm sure if you've ever fasted or if you even miss lunch, 145 00:07:19,590 --> 00:07:22,570 or I mean, miss breakfast and you go to work or go to school 146 00:07:22,570 --> 00:07:24,000 or do whatever you do. 147 00:07:24,000 --> 00:07:25,690 And your thinking is just sluggish, 148 00:07:25,690 --> 00:07:31,210 and that's one of effects of someone who has anorexia. 149 00:07:31,210 --> 00:07:35,550 The person's hair gets thin and brittle. 150 00:07:35,550 --> 00:07:38,710 The person's hair just looks unhealthy. 151 00:07:38,710 --> 00:07:40,730 It impacts the heart. 152 00:07:40,730 --> 00:07:43,670 It causes the pulse to slow. 153 00:07:43,670 --> 00:07:46,490 It causes low blood pressure. 154 00:07:46,490 --> 00:07:51,940 People with anorexia probably get anemia and to be anemic. 155 00:07:51,940 --> 00:07:56,610 As you know, muscles need nutrition and want to be strong 156 00:07:56,610 --> 00:07:58,440 and to build muscle. 157 00:07:58,440 --> 00:08:00,940 Well, that impacts muscles because the person's 158 00:08:00,940 --> 00:08:04,470 restricting food and not getting all the nutrients they need, 159 00:08:04,470 --> 00:08:06,430 so the muscles become weak. 160 00:08:06,430 --> 00:08:09,980 Kidneys can fail. 161 00:08:09,980 --> 00:08:13,450 So, you can see in skin looks very unhealthy, 162 00:08:13,450 --> 00:08:19,770 whether it's dry looking, ashy looking, or yellow. 163 00:08:19,770 --> 00:08:24,380 Does anybody have any questions? 164 00:08:24,380 --> 00:08:29,860 OK, new slides. 165 00:08:29,860 --> 00:08:32,780 Now as you can see from the slide that's on the screen-- 166 00:08:32,780 --> 00:08:37,640 this is how bulimia affects the body and it's similar to what-- 167 00:08:37,640 --> 00:08:42,770 how the body is impacted by anorexia. 168 00:08:42,770 --> 00:08:52,950 Bulimia has additional effects and that's the stomach. 169 00:08:52,950 --> 00:08:55,760 Because the person may induce vomiting, 170 00:08:55,760 --> 00:08:58,700 use laxatives, or other diuretics in order 171 00:08:58,700 --> 00:09:03,180 to control their weight or get to their ideal body size. 172 00:09:03,180 --> 00:09:05,470 The acids in the stomach then wreak havoc 173 00:09:05,470 --> 00:09:07,520 on other organs of the body. 174 00:09:07,520 --> 00:09:10,900 For example, the throat and the esophagus-- 175 00:09:10,900 --> 00:09:12,850 because of the acids in the stomach coming 176 00:09:12,850 --> 00:09:16,800 through-- they're impacted and become damaged. 177 00:09:16,800 --> 00:09:19,770 The same thing with the brain-- sluggish 178 00:09:19,770 --> 00:09:24,140 thinking, in addition to having low self-esteem, which 179 00:09:24,140 --> 00:09:25,950 we'll talk about later. 180 00:09:25,950 --> 00:09:30,480 The kidneys are impacted, the heart, 181 00:09:30,480 --> 00:09:34,010 similar to anorexia and also anemia. 182 00:09:34,010 --> 00:09:39,500 And so you can see by the slide that any time the body's 183 00:09:39,500 --> 00:09:42,850 deprived of the nutrients it needs, 184 00:09:42,850 --> 00:09:46,700 there's side effects to that and you're seeing the side effects 185 00:09:46,700 --> 00:09:50,090 on these slides. 186 00:09:50,090 --> 00:09:52,390 Binge eating is a cycle. 187 00:09:52,390 --> 00:09:56,180 And so, unlike anorexia, and bulimia, 188 00:09:56,180 --> 00:10:01,800 binge eating-- the person consumes too many calories 189 00:10:01,800 --> 00:10:05,830 and so the concern with anorexia is 190 00:10:05,830 --> 00:10:08,230 restriction of food and not getting enough calories. 191 00:10:08,230 --> 00:10:11,465 With the bulimia, the person may actually eat, but then 192 00:10:11,465 --> 00:10:15,432 purge as it does other things, so they don't gain weight. 193 00:10:15,432 --> 00:10:19,550 With binge eating, the person typically overeats 194 00:10:19,550 --> 00:10:23,260 and the primary concern with that is obesity. 195 00:10:23,260 --> 00:10:25,860 And again, poor self-esteem and other things 196 00:10:25,860 --> 00:10:29,890 that trigger the person, so then binge eats. 197 00:10:29,890 --> 00:10:36,620 Does that make sense? 198 00:10:36,620 --> 00:10:39,325 So, why? 199 00:10:39,325 --> 00:10:42,700 Why do you think people having eating disorders, 200 00:10:42,700 --> 00:10:47,880 develop eating disorders? 201 00:10:47,880 --> 00:10:50,230 Low self-esteem. 202 00:10:50,230 --> 00:10:52,860 In all the literature that I've read, 203 00:10:52,860 --> 00:10:56,370 folks that I've spoken to about this subject, and people 204 00:10:56,370 --> 00:11:00,800 I've known who have had eating disorders-- low self-esteem 205 00:11:00,800 --> 00:11:03,940 and being extremely self-conscious 206 00:11:03,940 --> 00:11:09,470 are two things that are repeated throughout the literature 207 00:11:09,470 --> 00:11:12,860 and people who talk about the subject. 208 00:11:12,860 --> 00:11:15,400 Genetics-- it can be hereditary. 209 00:11:15,400 --> 00:11:21,410 I often kind of link eating disorders in addiction, 210 00:11:21,410 --> 00:11:28,590 in terms of how the disorders can be passed down in families 211 00:11:28,590 --> 00:11:29,760 from parent to child. 212 00:11:29,760 --> 00:11:32,780 Biology, again like addiction. 213 00:11:32,780 --> 00:11:34,760 There may be a chemical imbalance 214 00:11:34,760 --> 00:11:38,560 in the brain that causes someone to develop an eating disorder. 215 00:11:38,560 --> 00:11:42,360 And media influence and also peer influence 216 00:11:42,360 --> 00:11:45,975 are other reasons why people develop and engage 217 00:11:45,975 --> 00:11:48,130 in eating disorders. 218 00:11:48,130 --> 00:11:54,190 I don't have to tell you-- you can't really turn on the TV 219 00:11:54,190 --> 00:11:56,910 or be online or do anything without seeing some kind 220 00:11:56,910 --> 00:11:59,030 act with dieting. 221 00:11:59,030 --> 00:12:02,680 And unfortunately, now, we used to not 222 00:12:02,680 --> 00:12:05,710 have to worry about talking to young people about this issue 223 00:12:05,710 --> 00:12:07,840 until they were in high school. 224 00:12:07,840 --> 00:12:11,660 And now, elementary school is the time and place 225 00:12:11,660 --> 00:12:14,550 to start educating young people about eating disorders. 226 00:12:14,550 --> 00:12:21,170 And helping them to analyze and be critical of the media 227 00:12:21,170 --> 00:12:24,490 they're absorbing and what the media tells them who they are 228 00:12:24,490 --> 00:12:26,020 and how they should be. 229 00:12:26,020 --> 00:12:28,630 And most importantly, how they should look. 230 00:12:28,630 --> 00:12:32,630 Does that make sense? 231 00:12:32,630 --> 00:12:36,330 All right. 232 00:12:36,330 --> 00:12:40,640 So, what are some of the symptoms of anorexia? 233 00:12:40,640 --> 00:12:42,900 And since fear of gaining weight and becoming 234 00:12:42,900 --> 00:12:48,500 fat, significantly more body weight for the age, sex, 235 00:12:48,500 --> 00:12:50,730 and physical health. 236 00:12:50,730 --> 00:12:53,990 Binge eating is a sign, purging behavior. 237 00:12:53,990 --> 00:12:59,660 So, there is a category anorexia nervosa. 238 00:12:59,660 --> 00:13:03,270 Binge, purge, and so, that's kind 239 00:13:03,270 --> 00:13:06,110 of how it overlaps with bulimia because bulimia, 240 00:13:06,110 --> 00:13:10,140 also-- there's purging and other behaviors that people engage 241 00:13:10,140 --> 00:13:12,130 in, in order not to gain weight. 242 00:13:12,130 --> 00:13:15,270 So, this is how the two overlap. 243 00:13:15,270 --> 00:13:19,760 But primarily, the symptom that you 244 00:13:19,760 --> 00:13:22,870 may be most familiar with and aware of 245 00:13:22,870 --> 00:13:25,460 is the intensity or gaining weight and just 246 00:13:25,460 --> 00:13:31,230 the whole body image thing that people with anorexia have. 247 00:13:31,230 --> 00:13:34,570 Additional symptoms are concerned about weight gain 248 00:13:34,570 --> 00:13:37,790 even as the person is losing weight. 249 00:13:37,790 --> 00:13:44,500 And again, it's their body image that's faulty. 250 00:13:44,500 --> 00:13:46,980 Obsessive compulsive features related 251 00:13:46,980 --> 00:13:53,080 to food, excessive levels of physical activity as a way 252 00:13:53,080 --> 00:13:57,470 to not gain weight and again, to get their ideal physical image. 253 00:13:57,470 --> 00:14:00,380 And scars and calluses on their hand-- and that's 254 00:14:00,380 --> 00:14:06,720 from the purging for people who self induce vomiting will have 255 00:14:06,720 --> 00:14:09,185 scars and calluses-- may have scars 256 00:14:09,185 --> 00:14:14,810 and calluses on their hand from repeatedly inducing vomiting. 257 00:14:14,810 --> 00:14:17,980 Symptoms for bulimia-- binge eating is one. 258 00:14:17,980 --> 00:14:20,290 And binge eating is simply eating 259 00:14:20,290 --> 00:14:22,680 a massive quantity of food and calories 260 00:14:22,680 --> 00:14:24,350 in a short period of time. 261 00:14:24,350 --> 00:14:27,170 Typically, less than two hours. 262 00:14:27,170 --> 00:14:29,510 Eating in secrecy, and that includes 263 00:14:29,510 --> 00:14:31,830 hiding food and hoarding food. 264 00:14:31,830 --> 00:14:36,150 Purging, like I said, either through vomiting, laxatives, 265 00:14:36,150 --> 00:14:38,930 or other diuretics. 266 00:14:38,930 --> 00:14:42,870 Other behaviors that they'll engage in 267 00:14:42,870 --> 00:14:46,130 so they won't gain weight, so the calories won't stick. 268 00:14:46,130 --> 00:14:48,470 Excessive emphasis on their body weight and shape. 269 00:14:48,470 --> 00:14:49,820 I've mentioned that. 270 00:14:49,820 --> 00:14:53,180 And their teeth may be chipped or look moth-eaten. 271 00:14:53,180 --> 00:14:57,080 And again, that's from the acids in the stomach wearing 272 00:14:57,080 --> 00:15:03,310 on the teeth, and calluses on their fingers or hands. 273 00:15:03,310 --> 00:15:06,885 Additional symptoms-- eating large amounts of food 274 00:15:06,885 --> 00:15:09,875 when not physically hungry, eating alone, 275 00:15:09,875 --> 00:15:15,000 and feeling guilty afterwards. 276 00:15:15,000 --> 00:15:18,340 So, what are some the risk factors for anorexia? 277 00:15:18,340 --> 00:15:22,570 Anxiety disorder is a risk factor. 278 00:15:22,570 --> 00:15:24,890 Another risk factor that people are starting 279 00:15:24,890 --> 00:15:28,880 noticing in childhood-- if the child is obsessive 280 00:15:28,880 --> 00:15:33,160 about food or obsessive about anything else 281 00:15:33,160 --> 00:15:38,230 that is just a click off normal, that child 282 00:15:38,230 --> 00:15:44,450 is within risk for the development of eating disorder 283 00:15:44,450 --> 00:15:45,750 later in life. 284 00:15:45,750 --> 00:15:49,110 Cultures and settings where thinness is valued, 285 00:15:49,110 --> 00:15:52,990 and that would include our culture in the US. 286 00:15:52,990 --> 00:15:59,560 Models-- I don't have to tell you about the unhealthy look 287 00:15:59,560 --> 00:16:01,360 that some models have. 288 00:16:01,360 --> 00:16:05,510 And elite athletes will also develop eating disorders 289 00:16:05,510 --> 00:16:10,600 as they try to-- especially wrestlers and other athletes 290 00:16:10,600 --> 00:16:14,010 where they have to make a certain weight-- 291 00:16:14,010 --> 00:16:20,030 or where speed is important in your sport. 292 00:16:20,030 --> 00:16:24,380 Suicide is a risk and substance use or addiction is a risk. 293 00:16:24,380 --> 00:16:28,250 So, some folks who have anorexia will also 294 00:16:28,250 --> 00:16:31,270 have another co-occuring disorder, 295 00:16:31,270 --> 00:16:34,190 which is usually an anxiety disorder or some type 296 00:16:34,190 --> 00:16:38,230 of substance use or abuse. 297 00:16:38,230 --> 00:16:41,810 Also, major depression, significantly low body 298 00:16:41,810 --> 00:16:44,480 weight for their age, sex, and physical health. 299 00:16:44,480 --> 00:16:54,060 Binge eating, and again, purging. 300 00:16:54,060 --> 00:16:57,900 And for bulimia, risk factors, again, 301 00:16:57,900 --> 00:17:00,280 weight concerns, low self-esteem, 302 00:17:00,280 --> 00:17:03,190 overanxious disorder of childhood. 303 00:17:03,190 --> 00:17:08,440 So, during childhood, if the child was just really anxious-- 304 00:17:08,440 --> 00:17:11,475 they're at risk for developing an eating disorder later 305 00:17:11,475 --> 00:17:12,510 in life. 306 00:17:12,510 --> 00:17:16,680 Thin body ideal, again, could be coming from the media 307 00:17:16,680 --> 00:17:19,210 and their social peer group. 308 00:17:19,210 --> 00:17:23,140 Childhood sexual or physical abuse-- studies 309 00:17:23,140 --> 00:17:26,245 have shown that unfortunately, people 310 00:17:26,245 --> 00:17:28,750 who are diagnosed with bulimia do 311 00:17:28,750 --> 00:17:31,400 have a history of having been abused sexually 312 00:17:31,400 --> 00:17:34,000 or physically as a child. 313 00:17:34,000 --> 00:17:38,280 And genetic vulnerabilities-- again, like addiction. 314 00:17:38,280 --> 00:17:45,460 This could be passed from parent to child. 315 00:17:45,460 --> 00:17:47,110 Genetics, weight gain. 316 00:17:47,110 --> 00:17:50,900 And so, for binge eating, risk factors-- again, 317 00:17:50,900 --> 00:17:53,990 genetics could be passed from parent to child. 318 00:17:53,990 --> 00:17:57,990 Weight gain and obesity is a huge factor 319 00:17:57,990 --> 00:18:00,260 in binge eating because again, binge eating is 320 00:18:00,260 --> 00:18:02,540 eating a massive quantity of food 321 00:18:02,540 --> 00:18:04,680 and taking a massive quantity of calories 322 00:18:04,680 --> 00:18:06,470 in a short period of time. 323 00:18:06,470 --> 00:18:09,670 Quality of life, life satisfaction, and that's 324 00:18:09,670 --> 00:18:14,500 connected with the person possibly being obese and having 325 00:18:14,500 --> 00:18:16,310 health risks there. 326 00:18:16,310 --> 00:18:19,060 A co-occuring disorder with someone 327 00:18:19,060 --> 00:18:21,520 who's been diagnosed with binge eating 328 00:18:21,520 --> 00:18:25,196 or has tendencies towards binge eating 329 00:18:25,196 --> 00:18:28,570 is bipolar, depressive, and anxiety disorders 330 00:18:28,570 --> 00:18:35,290 and substance use or addiction. 331 00:18:35,290 --> 00:18:39,750 And so, I want to caution you because weight gain is not 332 00:18:39,750 --> 00:18:43,240 the only sign that something may have an eating disorder. 333 00:18:43,240 --> 00:18:46,240 And so, some people may think that they 334 00:18:46,240 --> 00:18:48,440 have a young person in their life-- 335 00:18:48,440 --> 00:18:50,982 that they may suspect has an eating disorder, 336 00:18:50,982 --> 00:18:52,440 but then they say, well, if they're 337 00:18:52,440 --> 00:18:57,540 at a normal weight for their height and sex and so forth, 338 00:18:57,540 --> 00:19:00,440 so they can't have an eating disorder. 339 00:19:00,440 --> 00:19:04,380 That's an urban myth because remember, 340 00:19:04,380 --> 00:19:10,010 people who engage in binge eating-- the primary concern 341 00:19:10,010 --> 00:19:12,910 with them is obesity. 342 00:19:12,910 --> 00:19:16,120 And again, with people with bulimia, 343 00:19:16,120 --> 00:19:22,890 they may not necessarily look like-- they may not necessarily 344 00:19:22,890 --> 00:19:25,560 have a weight that would alarm someone that they 345 00:19:25,560 --> 00:19:26,970 have an eating disorder. 346 00:19:26,970 --> 00:19:29,790 So, don't just go by weight alone 347 00:19:29,790 --> 00:19:32,400 if you have concerns about a young person in your life 348 00:19:32,400 --> 00:19:35,380 who may or may not have an eating disorder. 349 00:19:35,380 --> 00:19:37,480 And eating disorders, believe it or not 350 00:19:37,480 --> 00:19:43,070 has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. 351 00:19:43,070 --> 00:19:45,870 And so I want to say that again, it has the highest mortality 352 00:19:45,870 --> 00:19:46,650 rate. 353 00:19:46,650 --> 00:19:51,135 And it's just painful when someone starves themselves 354 00:19:51,135 --> 00:19:53,390 to death with anorexia. 355 00:19:53,390 --> 00:19:58,960 Or multiple organ failure for folks 356 00:19:58,960 --> 00:20:02,380 who engage in bulimia because of the purging 357 00:20:02,380 --> 00:20:04,820 that causes an imbalance in your body 358 00:20:04,820 --> 00:20:07,090 and then starts to damage organs. 359 00:20:07,090 --> 00:20:12,190 It's an extremely painful way to die, not only for the person, 360 00:20:12,190 --> 00:20:19,120 but for their loved ones who watch them slowly die. 361 00:20:19,120 --> 00:20:23,930 So, here's some of the signs for you to look for. 362 00:20:23,930 --> 00:20:26,380 And after I finish this slide, please, 363 00:20:26,380 --> 00:20:30,880 you can add to it because I would be surprised 364 00:20:30,880 --> 00:20:33,330 if you don't have any young people in your life 365 00:20:33,330 --> 00:20:36,630 who you're concerned about, or who you know 366 00:20:36,630 --> 00:20:38,180 have an eating disorder. 367 00:20:38,180 --> 00:20:40,260 So signs to look for-- wearing baggy 368 00:20:40,260 --> 00:20:42,910 clothing to hide the body. 369 00:20:42,910 --> 00:20:45,800 I was talking with a friend about this webinar, 370 00:20:45,800 --> 00:20:48,070 and she said, duh. 371 00:20:48,070 --> 00:20:51,510 You can tell when a young person's really thin 372 00:20:51,510 --> 00:20:53,560 and you should be concerned about them. 373 00:20:53,560 --> 00:20:56,470 I said, no, because sometimes people 374 00:20:56,470 --> 00:20:59,800 will wear really baggy clothing to hide their body. 375 00:20:59,800 --> 00:21:03,990 And so you really can't tell how thin they are. 376 00:21:03,990 --> 00:21:11,050 So, you know a young person who wears baggy clothing that you 377 00:21:11,050 --> 00:21:16,580 may want to be alerted. 378 00:21:16,580 --> 00:21:18,760 Obsession with counting calories-- 379 00:21:18,760 --> 00:21:20,340 if you know a young person who's just 380 00:21:20,340 --> 00:21:23,210 obsessed with how many calories is in this, 381 00:21:23,210 --> 00:21:25,270 how many calories are in that. 382 00:21:25,270 --> 00:21:27,880 That's another thing that you should be alerted to. 383 00:21:27,880 --> 00:21:32,230 Obsession with exercise-- and I think 384 00:21:32,230 --> 00:21:34,300 you'll know it when you see it. 385 00:21:34,300 --> 00:21:37,010 I mean, everybody likes Jazzercise and working out. 386 00:21:37,010 --> 00:21:40,180 I work out myself, but there's just something about someone 387 00:21:40,180 --> 00:21:42,080 who's obsessed with it. 388 00:21:42,080 --> 00:21:46,580 And if you haven't seen the movie Spanglish, 389 00:21:46,580 --> 00:21:48,216 the character-- and I forget her name-- 390 00:21:48,216 --> 00:21:51,240 the character in that movie is a good example of someone who 391 00:21:51,240 --> 00:21:55,900 has an eating disorder and is just obsessed with running. 392 00:21:55,900 --> 00:21:58,610 Binge eating is a sign. 393 00:21:58,610 --> 00:22:01,000 Purging, of course, is a sign. 394 00:22:01,000 --> 00:22:05,390 Isolation, eating in isolation. 395 00:22:05,390 --> 00:22:08,070 Again, I mentioned hoarding food. 396 00:22:08,070 --> 00:22:10,430 If you go into your young person's 397 00:22:10,430 --> 00:22:15,060 room or if the young person just has food in odd places-- 398 00:22:15,060 --> 00:22:18,020 that's something that you should be concerned about. 399 00:22:18,020 --> 00:22:23,590 Visiting the bathroom immediately after eating meals. 400 00:22:23,590 --> 00:22:26,610 I encourage parents and religious educators, 401 00:22:26,610 --> 00:22:29,430 and you can figure it out, how you can make it happen. 402 00:22:29,430 --> 00:22:31,580 But I encourage people if they're 403 00:22:31,580 --> 00:22:35,220 concerned about a young person having an eating disorder 404 00:22:35,220 --> 00:22:38,320 to have a meal with them, to sit down and have a meal with them. 405 00:22:38,320 --> 00:22:41,840 And you can tell by the way they eat if something's wrong. 406 00:22:41,840 --> 00:22:44,240 If they're anorexic, they're going to pick at the food 407 00:22:44,240 --> 00:22:49,790 and they may eat a little bit to appease you. 408 00:22:49,790 --> 00:22:53,855 And if they have bulimia, again, they 409 00:22:53,855 --> 00:22:56,075 may eat a little to appease you. 410 00:22:56,075 --> 00:23:00,270 And, of course, if they're a binge eater they may eat a lot. 411 00:23:00,270 --> 00:23:03,690 The telltale sign, though, is the way they eat the food. 412 00:23:03,690 --> 00:23:05,340 And then if they excuse themselves 413 00:23:05,340 --> 00:23:08,490 immediately afterward and disappear-- and especially, 414 00:23:08,490 --> 00:23:11,610 if they disappear into a bathroom-- that 415 00:23:11,610 --> 00:23:15,800 definitely should alert you to something possibly being wrong. 416 00:23:15,800 --> 00:23:17,750 Hair loss, like was mentioned in one 417 00:23:17,750 --> 00:23:23,060 of the previous slides, where hair just looks unhealthy. 418 00:23:23,060 --> 00:23:30,340 If a young person, female, does not have a period each month, 419 00:23:30,340 --> 00:23:32,580 and she's of age to be menstruating. 420 00:23:32,580 --> 00:23:35,280 That's definitely something to be concerned about. 421 00:23:35,280 --> 00:23:42,800 Mood swings-- yes and no. 422 00:23:42,800 --> 00:23:44,336 It's a potential sign, but we all 423 00:23:44,336 --> 00:23:46,270 know the developmental age of the folks we're 424 00:23:46,270 --> 00:23:49,720 talking about-- mood swings is part of the package. 425 00:23:49,720 --> 00:23:54,030 And definitely, damage to the teeth from stomach acids. 426 00:23:54,030 --> 00:23:59,920 Does anyone have any questions or comments? 427 00:23:59,920 --> 00:24:11,990 Anything to add? 428 00:24:11,990 --> 00:24:15,480 All right, so what can you do as the ministry team? 429 00:24:15,480 --> 00:24:21,570 And as I was putting the material for the webinar 430 00:24:21,570 --> 00:24:24,150 together, I thought back to a congregation 431 00:24:24,150 --> 00:24:28,810 I worked with years ago, and I'm learned 432 00:24:28,810 --> 00:24:32,340 from a parent in the congregation 433 00:24:32,340 --> 00:24:34,520 that their daughter was hospitalized 434 00:24:34,520 --> 00:24:36,940 for an eating disorder, and the parent didn't 435 00:24:36,940 --> 00:24:40,680 feel comfortable telling anyone in the congregation. 436 00:24:40,680 --> 00:24:42,430 And so one of the things I need to mention 437 00:24:42,430 --> 00:24:44,070 is there's a lot of shame. 438 00:24:44,070 --> 00:24:49,020 We mentioned guilt in relation to folks who have bulimia, 439 00:24:49,020 --> 00:24:52,200 and binge eating, but there's a lot of shame 440 00:24:52,200 --> 00:24:55,540 that people carry-- the person with the eating disorder 441 00:24:55,540 --> 00:24:56,760 and the family. 442 00:24:56,760 --> 00:25:00,250 And so as the ministry team becomes 443 00:25:00,250 --> 00:25:03,440 aware of a young person in the congregation who 444 00:25:03,440 --> 00:25:05,940 has an eating disorder, definitely 445 00:25:05,940 --> 00:25:09,020 have a nonjudgmental attitude. 446 00:25:09,020 --> 00:25:13,130 You have to present with love and compassion, 447 00:25:13,130 --> 00:25:15,440 and let both individual and the parents 448 00:25:15,440 --> 00:25:21,280 know that the ministry team and the church is behind 449 00:25:21,280 --> 00:25:24,070 and will support them no matter what. 450 00:25:24,070 --> 00:25:28,610 And the question comes up should the young person be approached? 451 00:25:28,610 --> 00:25:30,910 Should the parents be approached? 452 00:25:30,910 --> 00:25:35,670 It depends on the relationship, and people ask me, you know, 453 00:25:35,670 --> 00:25:38,160 how they should go about doing something 454 00:25:38,160 --> 00:25:41,545 in terms of approaching people involved, or people 455 00:25:41,545 --> 00:25:43,600 they have concerns about. 456 00:25:43,600 --> 00:25:46,457 And I really-- there's no template for this, 457 00:25:46,457 --> 00:25:49,040 it depends on the relationship you have with the young person, 458 00:25:49,040 --> 00:25:50,640 and it depends on the relationship 459 00:25:50,640 --> 00:25:52,020 you have with the parents. 460 00:25:52,020 --> 00:25:53,589 So if you have a good relationship 461 00:25:53,589 --> 00:25:55,630 with the young person, definitely speak with them 462 00:25:55,630 --> 00:26:00,100 in private, let them know what your concerns are. 463 00:26:00,100 --> 00:26:05,200 Definitely have some literature or something you can give them 464 00:26:05,200 --> 00:26:10,710 so they can maybe self identify, because the other thing that 465 00:26:10,710 --> 00:26:13,954 happens with people who have eating disorders, 466 00:26:13,954 --> 00:26:15,870 they don't think they have an eating disorder. 467 00:26:15,870 --> 00:26:19,980 It's like addicts and alcoholics. 468 00:26:19,980 --> 00:26:20,490 You know? 469 00:26:20,490 --> 00:26:22,990 I don't-- they'll say, I don't have a drinking problem. 470 00:26:22,990 --> 00:26:25,570 Even if they're doing heroin, some of them will say, 471 00:26:25,570 --> 00:26:26,791 I don't have a drug problem. 472 00:26:26,791 --> 00:26:29,040 It's the same thing with people with eating disorders. 473 00:26:29,040 --> 00:26:30,890 Most of the time the person does not 474 00:26:30,890 --> 00:26:36,050 realize that they're eating is disordered, 475 00:26:36,050 --> 00:26:39,100 and so education, education, education 476 00:26:39,100 --> 00:26:41,050 will certainly be important. 477 00:26:41,050 --> 00:26:43,145 Like I said, have literature or something 478 00:26:43,145 --> 00:26:48,340 you can refer that young person to, 479 00:26:48,340 --> 00:26:51,210 so possibly they can see themselves 480 00:26:51,210 --> 00:26:53,810 as they read the material. 481 00:26:53,810 --> 00:26:55,600 Talk with parents about your concerns. 482 00:26:55,600 --> 00:26:58,450 Again, the ministry team working together, 483 00:26:58,450 --> 00:27:02,420 all the religious professionals, and the congregation, 484 00:27:02,420 --> 00:27:04,820 if someone has a good relationship with the parents, 485 00:27:04,820 --> 00:27:08,790 definitely speak with them and remember compassion, 486 00:27:08,790 --> 00:27:12,970 love, and with a nonjudgmental attitude. 487 00:27:12,970 --> 00:27:14,860 And, again, have referral information 488 00:27:14,860 --> 00:27:17,020 available to offer them. 489 00:27:17,020 --> 00:27:21,430 It's always a good idea for religious professionals 490 00:27:21,430 --> 00:27:24,540 to have literature, whether it's a book on the shelf that 491 00:27:24,540 --> 00:27:28,960 deals with certain issues, or just pamphlets. 492 00:27:28,960 --> 00:27:31,860 I often, when I was a parish minister, 493 00:27:31,860 --> 00:27:35,470 I would write things that, like-- domestic violence. 494 00:27:35,470 --> 00:27:37,920 I would write about domestic violence in my newsletter 495 00:27:37,920 --> 00:27:42,350 column, or addiction, or whatever. 496 00:27:42,350 --> 00:27:45,210 You know, I would put it out there, 497 00:27:45,210 --> 00:27:49,730 and people reading it-- my thinking was hopefully they'll 498 00:27:49,730 --> 00:27:52,590 know that I'm a safe person for them to come talk 499 00:27:52,590 --> 00:27:55,100 to about the issue. 500 00:27:55,100 --> 00:27:56,630 If you're working with young people, 501 00:27:56,630 --> 00:27:59,560 more than likely you are a mandated reporter, 502 00:27:59,560 --> 00:28:03,720 and this falls within the category of self harm. 503 00:28:03,720 --> 00:28:06,830 And so I would highly recommend that if you have concerns 504 00:28:06,830 --> 00:28:09,600 about a young person in your congregation, 505 00:28:09,600 --> 00:28:12,740 if you have a DRE, speak with the minister. 506 00:28:12,740 --> 00:28:14,180 If you're a minister, maybe speak 507 00:28:14,180 --> 00:28:17,300 with a colleague who you think may have more experience. 508 00:28:17,300 --> 00:28:21,340 But I think most states you have 48 hours to report, 509 00:28:21,340 --> 00:28:24,390 and the person on the other end of the phone 510 00:28:24,390 --> 00:28:26,830 will be-- in my experience has been 511 00:28:26,830 --> 00:28:29,180 the most loving, supportive person 512 00:28:29,180 --> 00:28:31,610 that you could ever call, I mean, 513 00:28:31,610 --> 00:28:34,310 talk with making such a difficult call. 514 00:28:34,310 --> 00:28:36,360 So remember, you are a mandated reporter 515 00:28:36,360 --> 00:28:38,230 if you're working with young people 516 00:28:38,230 --> 00:28:40,600 and it needs to be reported. 517 00:28:40,600 --> 00:28:43,300 And promote positive self-image. 518 00:28:43,300 --> 00:28:47,000 In elementary school, I mean, start educating young people 519 00:28:47,000 --> 00:28:51,940 as early as possible, helping them to analyze 520 00:28:51,940 --> 00:28:55,800 and critique everything that's being said to them. 521 00:28:55,800 --> 00:28:57,450 Because I don't have to tell you, 522 00:28:57,450 --> 00:29:01,490 you're aware as I am that our culture is 523 00:29:01,490 --> 00:29:06,680 a culture of dieting, and self-image, and all that, 524 00:29:06,680 --> 00:29:12,070 and most often that's not a healthy message, 525 00:29:12,070 --> 00:29:18,050 nor is it a healthy way to go about having what someone would 526 00:29:18,050 --> 00:29:21,120 think that is an unhealthy body image. 527 00:29:21,120 --> 00:29:30,540 So any questions? 528 00:29:30,540 --> 00:29:33,320 All right, Susan. 529 00:29:33,320 --> 00:29:34,210 You're up. 530 00:29:34,210 --> 00:29:40,781 You have to unmute yourself. 531 00:29:40,781 --> 00:29:42,580 Susan Lawrence: Yeah, I guess I just 532 00:29:42,580 --> 00:29:46,182 wanted to do a little bit about what you can do, 533 00:29:46,182 --> 00:29:50,107 and I looked into all of our Tapestry of Faith materials 534 00:29:50,107 --> 00:29:52,565 and all the different things the [INAUDIBLE] were producing 535 00:29:52,565 --> 00:29:55,511 in order to see if I could specify some curricular 536 00:29:55,511 --> 00:29:59,930 resources that would be helpful to get this positive self-image 537 00:29:59,930 --> 00:30:00,940 pumped up. 538 00:30:00,940 --> 00:30:06,410 So I knew already that it's the first principle 539 00:30:06,410 --> 00:30:10,370 about inherent dignity and self-worth 540 00:30:10,370 --> 00:30:12,845 that is embedded in all the stuff we produce. 541 00:30:12,845 --> 00:30:14,330 So it wasn't as easy as I thought 542 00:30:14,330 --> 00:30:17,300 it might be to find activities that are very specific. 543 00:30:17,300 --> 00:30:20,022 So I would urge you to look through the Tapestry of Faith 544 00:30:20,022 --> 00:30:23,114 materials by using keyword search in the search 545 00:30:23,114 --> 00:30:26,210 function for things like body image, 546 00:30:26,210 --> 00:30:27,695 or self confidence, or self esteem. 547 00:30:27,695 --> 00:30:30,170 And I did search like that and what I did find out 548 00:30:30,170 --> 00:30:32,397 is that the grades two through three 549 00:30:32,397 --> 00:30:36,789 programs, which our [INAUDIBLE] can access and you know what? 550 00:30:36,789 --> 00:30:39,080 One of you probably knows better than I which is which. 551 00:30:39,080 --> 00:30:40,455 I'm not going to rattle them off. 552 00:30:40,455 --> 00:30:42,599 But the ones that are for grades two and three 553 00:30:42,599 --> 00:30:45,656 are very focused on building a sense of self, 554 00:30:45,656 --> 00:30:47,364 and intangible gifts that we hold inside, 555 00:30:47,364 --> 00:30:51,342 and that others have, and it's, in a kind of a general way, 556 00:30:51,342 --> 00:30:53,807 a bit counter to what's going in society and the media 557 00:30:53,807 --> 00:30:56,272 that everyone's exposed to. 558 00:30:56,272 --> 00:30:59,230 And the youth programs in particular that have good 559 00:30:59,230 --> 00:31:03,174 messages about self-esteem and body image are the poetry 560 00:31:03,174 --> 00:31:05,146 curriculum, the families curriculum, 561 00:31:05,146 --> 00:31:08,843 which is the one where kids go and document different kinds 562 00:31:08,843 --> 00:31:12,270 of families in their own congregation and that way learn 563 00:31:12,270 --> 00:31:14,020 about their families, and everyone else's. 564 00:31:14,020 --> 00:31:17,120 It's very-- it's just got acceptance built in, 565 00:31:17,120 --> 00:31:19,605 and exploring differences, and it 566 00:31:19,605 --> 00:31:23,581 has messages in there about valuing yourself and your body. 567 00:31:23,581 --> 00:31:26,563 And A Place of Wholeness has a lot of stuff 568 00:31:26,563 --> 00:31:29,545 around self-esteem, as well, because [INAUDIBLE] 569 00:31:29,545 --> 00:31:34,018 character [INAUDIBLE]. 570 00:31:34,018 --> 00:31:36,503 I think you probably all are familiar with OWL, 571 00:31:36,503 --> 00:31:39,236 Our Whole Lives, and the whole premise 572 00:31:39,236 --> 00:31:41,970 is that a healthy sexuality is a holistic thing, 573 00:31:41,970 --> 00:31:44,952 and your body image is a piece of that. 574 00:31:44,952 --> 00:31:47,188 And it's a new curriculum coming out for grades seven 575 00:31:47,188 --> 00:31:47,934 through nine. 576 00:31:47,934 --> 00:31:49,922 It does have a piece about body image 577 00:31:49,922 --> 00:31:52,896 and more stuff about [INAUDIBLE] media 578 00:31:52,896 --> 00:31:54,395 than we had in the previous edition. 579 00:31:54,395 --> 00:31:55,389 So that's good. 580 00:31:55,389 --> 00:31:58,371 But OWL in general has a healthy holistic focus 581 00:31:58,371 --> 00:32:00,359 that [INAUDIBLE]. 582 00:32:00,359 --> 00:32:03,838 And, finally, I wanted to point you to the Summer Family pages 583 00:32:03,838 --> 00:32:05,329 UU World magazine. 584 00:32:05,329 --> 00:32:08,091 We do that insert, that's the four-page color 585 00:32:08,091 --> 00:32:10,299 thing with stories and parent section and activities. 586 00:32:10,299 --> 00:32:16,360 Hopefully you've seen it, and hopefully you use it sometimes. 587 00:32:16,360 --> 00:32:19,946 The theme of the summer one, which comes out in June 588 00:32:19,946 --> 00:32:22,401 right before GA is feeling good in your body, 589 00:32:22,401 --> 00:32:25,654 and there's a parent story about their daughter 590 00:32:25,654 --> 00:32:29,827 who had some physical problems, and surgically got them fixed, 591 00:32:29,827 --> 00:32:31,055 and had a big scar. 592 00:32:31,055 --> 00:32:33,510 And it talks about her daughter's attitude, 593 00:32:33,510 --> 00:32:35,227 which is a very healthy one, towards what 594 00:32:35,227 --> 00:32:36,726 she's been through, and how to value 595 00:32:36,726 --> 00:32:37,929 her body for what it can do. 596 00:32:37,929 --> 00:32:40,875 And the parent reflection is a blogger 597 00:32:40,875 --> 00:32:45,372 we found online overhearing her husband saying lovely things 598 00:32:45,372 --> 00:32:49,279 to their three year old about how each part of her body 599 00:32:49,279 --> 00:32:52,276 is valuable because of what it can do for her, 600 00:32:52,276 --> 00:32:56,326 and how she uses her body as if its function-- it's beautiful. 601 00:32:56,326 --> 00:32:59,159 The blogger talks about her feelings overhearing this. 602 00:32:59,159 --> 00:33:00,700 And there are activities and readings 603 00:33:00,700 --> 00:33:04,099 inside the summer piece. 604 00:33:04,099 --> 00:33:04,890 I think that's all. 605 00:33:04,890 --> 00:33:08,170 I'm curious if we have time and you may have something to say. 606 00:33:08,170 --> 00:33:11,510 I'd be curious what you have found for resources 607 00:33:11,510 --> 00:33:14,753 in terms of building self-esteem and dealing with healthy body 608 00:33:14,753 --> 00:33:18,117 image, or ways that that's been embedded and some of the things 609 00:33:18,117 --> 00:33:20,492 that you may want to do with your youth or your children. 610 00:33:20,492 --> 00:33:23,985 I'm curious, if anybody wants to share. 611 00:33:23,985 --> 00:33:29,474 [INAUDIBLE] 612 00:33:29,474 --> 00:33:32,470 Monica L. Cummings: Thanks, Susan. 613 00:33:32,470 --> 00:33:33,910 All right, questions? 614 00:33:33,910 --> 00:33:38,730 Comments? 615 00:33:38,730 --> 00:33:41,194 Experiences? 616 00:33:41,194 --> 00:33:43,186 Susan Lawrence: Worries? 617 00:33:43,186 --> 00:34:15,090 Monica L. Cummings: Worries. 618 00:34:15,090 --> 00:34:16,360 All right. 619 00:34:16,360 --> 00:34:19,010 Susan Lawrence: I was going to ask if anyone else has 620 00:34:19,010 --> 00:34:21,578 gone to school to study about education 621 00:34:21,578 --> 00:34:24,809 and learned about the kind-- when you wait for questions, 622 00:34:24,809 --> 00:34:27,484 and there's a lot of wisdom how long to wait? 623 00:34:27,484 --> 00:34:30,109 Because you need to wait in case people don't want to speak up, 624 00:34:30,109 --> 00:34:32,192 but you don't want to wait too long, because maybe 625 00:34:32,192 --> 00:35:07,580 nobody wants to talk. 626 00:35:07,580 --> 00:35:19,930 Monica L. Cummings: All righty. 627 00:35:19,930 --> 00:35:23,890 Is there anyone in your life who you're concerned about possibly 628 00:35:23,890 --> 00:35:27,700 having an eating disorder? 629 00:35:27,700 --> 00:35:30,490 You can just chat in the chat box if you want a yes, 630 00:35:30,490 --> 00:36:02,170 no, maybe. 631 00:36:02,170 --> 00:36:10,590 Indeed. 632 00:36:10,590 --> 00:36:13,290 Anyone else? 633 00:36:13,290 --> 00:36:14,562 Alexis? 634 00:36:14,562 --> 00:36:31,290 Linda? 635 00:36:31,290 --> 00:36:34,734 All right, well, what do you think, Susan? 636 00:36:34,734 --> 00:36:37,727 Susan Lawrence: It's sleepy time. 637 00:36:37,727 --> 00:36:39,102 Monica L. Cummings: That's right. 638 00:36:39,102 --> 00:36:45,006 It is late for you folks on the East Coast. 639 00:36:45,006 --> 00:36:55,338 All right. 640 00:36:55,338 --> 00:37:00,258 Well, thank you for attending. 641 00:37:00,258 --> 00:37:01,254 Susan Lawrence: OK. 642 00:37:01,254 --> 00:37:06,143 Glad you could come. 643 00:37:06,143 --> 00:37:08,226 Monica L. Cummings: Susan, you want to wrap it up? 644 00:37:08,226 --> 00:37:09,222 Susan Lawrence: Yeah. 645 00:37:09,222 --> 00:37:14,202 Let's see, I guess we don't have another slide. 646 00:37:14,202 --> 00:37:16,692 Do you want to explain what these information 647 00:37:16,692 --> 00:37:20,249 resources are? 648 00:37:20,249 --> 00:37:21,290 Monica L. Cummings: Sure. 649 00:37:21,290 --> 00:37:27,848 The information resource slide is where I culled information 650 00:37:27,848 --> 00:37:32,662 in addition to the DSM. 651 00:37:32,662 --> 00:37:36,650 Where I pulled information for the webinar materials, 652 00:37:36,650 --> 00:37:41,868 and there's also, as you can see, 653 00:37:41,868 --> 00:37:47,090 a YouTube video that you can watch. 654 00:37:47,090 --> 00:37:49,843 It's just good to know stuff, and it's always 655 00:37:49,843 --> 00:37:54,279 good to have resources. 656 00:37:54,279 --> 00:37:55,070 Susan Lawrence: OK. 657 00:37:55,070 --> 00:37:57,610 Well, we can say good night, or good evening, 658 00:37:57,610 --> 00:38:00,015 or good afternoon, depending where you are. 659 00:38:00,015 --> 00:38:03,390 And, again, thanks for joining us. 660 00:38:03,390 --> 00:38:05,217 There are more webinars coming up, 661 00:38:05,217 --> 00:38:07,099 and we'll see you again, soon. 662 00:38:07,099 --> 00:38:08,640 Monica L. Cummings: All right, y'all. 663 00:38:08,640 --> 00:38:11,120 Be safe. 664 00:38:11,120 --> 00:38:12,020 Bye. 665 00:38:12,020 --> 00:38:13,870 Susan Lawrence: Good night. 666 00:38:13,870 --> 00:38:29,664