The intervention - is divided up into 7 sessions, covering different aspects of the programme.
The student pack - contains between 19 - 24 worksheets which enable the student to develop skills, log their thoughts and feelings and to form the basis of the discussions.
The facilitator pack - accompanies the student pack contains roughly 35 - 40 pages which support the worksheets, suggesting what to discuss, which issues to cover and how to encourage good debate.
AIMS OF INTERVENTION This intervention programme centres around body image, negative perceptions and media influences. The media more than at any other time holds a power and influence on how young people see themselves and present themselves. The programme considers; how they see themselves, how they are affected by how they look, who influences them, the negative and positive media messages and how they can regain their strength and self worth.
FACILITATOR NOTES The intervention can be a challenging one for students and for facilitators because when we look at the evidence we have all been affected by it to some degree or another. So i would say look at the facilitator booklet and consider all the points it raise, plus do some research before you begin the programme which will make the whole course more relevant.
REFERRAL CRITERIA I think every student would benefit from this intervention but if that isn’t possible then the following; Reported issues with diet, Significant purposeful weight loss
Repeated flouting of the school’s uniform code
BASIC OVERVIEW OF THE INTERVENTIONS
1.Labels What do they think of themselves, what do others think and how that all makes them feel.
2.Feelings How self aware are they? Have they been bullied, teased or ridiculed; how do their feelings affect their behaviour?
3.Influences Who and what influences how they feel and act and how does this affect their lives and choices.
4.Negative Media Media influences and how they can impact and influence the individual and society in general.
5.Positive Media Taking a fresh look at the media and how some are trying to normalise images and go against the current trend.
6.Stronger Getting students to view themselves in a more positive light, looking at positive influences and how confidence manifests itself.
7.Progress A review of what progress has been made and how they look at themselves and portrayed images.