Professional Webinar: Deception on the Screen: Adolescents, Eating Disorders and Social Media
April 5, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Deception on the Screen:
Adolescents, Eating Disorders and Social Media
Hannah Beaver, LCSW
Team Leader and Alumni Representative, The Renfrew Center of Radnor
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
From an early age, youth today are bombarded with social media images and messages. For those adolescents who struggle with an eating disorder, the consequences of these interactions over time can create endless opportunities for self-comparison, unrealistic expectations and pressure to "fit in" or be “liked”. The core elements of recovery that involve self-reflection, identity-building and inner strength are often challenged and thwarted by the false images and commentary served up on social media. This webinar will focus on how to help adolescents learn to navigate the dangerous byways of social media and use it as a positive vehicle for change throughout the various phases of eating disorder recovery.
About the Presenter:
Hannah Beaver, LCSW is Team Leader and Alumni Representative at The Renfrew Center of Radnor, PA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh, and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Beaver is committed to keeping Renfrew’s alumni network strong and connected by facilitating workshops for former patients and their families. She often provides information to schools on healthy body image.