The 10-part, 90-minute classroom video series that tackles SEL topics including mental health, body image, self-esteem, eating disorders, relationships, and more.
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Survival of the Prettiest is the book 21 year old Ashley Olafsen wished she had when she was younger. Survival of the Prettiest discusses body image, media, self-esteem, mental health, sexualization, and so much more in her interactive, engaging, and easy to understand book. In a stunning combo of storytelling and research, Ashley truly makes a difference and empowers individuals to reach their full potentials.
Work with educators and other professionals on how to support students and parents around mental health issues. Help to shift paradigms around social emotional developmental tasks of childhood. Give confidence to professionals around the recognition of mental health risk and protective factors as influenced by student temperament, social environment and trauma. (Taught by Veronica Everett, MSW, LICSW)
Focus on tools, education and language parents can use to empower their children to feel safe and secure in their bodies as it relates to topics such a consent, boundaries, peer relationships, relationship with food and building capacity to problem-solve mental health challenges. Enhance early communication between parents and children around mental health, body image, having difficult conversations about risks and protective factors. (Taught by Veronica Everett, MSW, LICSW)
Ashley Olafsen is a 2 time author, TEDx speaker, and social entrepreneur who is passionate about issues that affect teenagers. As the co-founder of MOVE, LLC, she works with young women on topics like body image, self-esteem, mental health and relationship abuse. Through MOVE, Ashley has directed over 70 workshops and six week-long summer programs. Most recently, Ashley has launched an online video series, focusing on the same topics, for middle and high school aged students. The 10-part online workshop series, titled ‘Let’s Talk About It: The Workshop Series For Students’ is being implemented in wellness and guidance curricula all over the United States.
Veronica Everett, MSW, LICSW
Veronica has had a 20 year career as a clinical social worker, including medical social worker at Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C. She ran a private psychotherapy practice in D.C. working with adolescents and young adults. She was concurrently a psychotherapist at an outpatient eating disorders clinic in Maryland. Now, since moving to Massachusetts in 2012, she is an Adjunct Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and also started another private psychotherapy practice. This practice again focuses on adolescent/young adult mental health with a special focus on eating disorders. She recently added Mental Health Care consultant to her career with a specific focus on eating disorders, disordered eating and body image. In 2018 she presented at the national level for professional social workers in Washington D.C. on the
topic of Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Eating Disorders.