Presented by Nancy Ellis-Ordway, LCSW, PhD
*** This course meets the Ethics requirement for licensure renewal. ***
Increased stigma is an unanticipated consequence of the overwhelming and contradictory information about food, eating, weight and health. Weight stigma affects people of all sizes in ways that are personal, cultural, economic, and social. As agents of social change, what is our responsibility to engage with this dynamic? How do we do so?
Participants will be able to:
- Define the ways that weight stigma distracts from social determinants of health
- Articulate the risks of focusing on weight loss and the benefits of questioning accepted assumptions.
- Identify ways that weight stigma violates the NASW Code of Ethics
- Describe responses that incorporate the values of the NASW Code of Ethics.