The National Awareness Week for Eating Disorders will be held from February 26 to March 4, 2018. Here are some ideas and resources you might want to use in your libraries. Should you create displays or bibliographies for this event, it would be great if you could share pictures or documents!

· Resources:

o Quebec Charter for a Healthy Body Image: http://www.scf.gouv.qc.ca/index.php?id=363

o National Eating Disorders Information Centre: http://nedic.ca/

o Anorexie et boulimie Québec: http://anebquebec.com/en/

o Eating disorder screening tool : https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool

o Activity guide (en français): http://live.semainetroublesalimentaires.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Guide-dactivit%C3%A9s-SemTA2018-final.pdf

o National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) : Presentation PowerPoint on eating disorders and speaker notes can be found at the bottom of the welcome page.The Learn section offers different resources, among other things great toolkits aimed a parents, educators and coaches, a glossary and an annotated list of all eating disorders: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/nedawareness

o Canada Eating Disorders & Treatment Resources: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/treatment-for-eating-disorders/international/canada

o ÉquiLibre (image corporelle, santé et poids): http://www.equilibre.ca/

o National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED): http://namedinc.org/

· Book Title Suggestions:

o Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017 list of titles about mental health: http://bookcentre.ca/books-mental-health/

o From the Teen Librarian Tool Box: http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2015/02/take-5-books-about-eating-disorders/

o Goodreads list of YA Eating Disorders Titles: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2140.YA_Eating_Disorder_Fiction

o Common Sense Media: Books that feature characters with mental illnesses: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/books-that-feature-characters-dealing-with-mental-illness

· Articles :

o Discussing Eating Disorders through Young Adult Literature: http://www.yawednesday.com/blog/discussing-eating-disorders-through-young-adult-literature

o School Library Journal: tackling eating disorders through YA Lit: http://www.slj.com/2015/11/teens-ya/tackling-mental-health-through-ya-lit/#_

o School Library Journal, Bibliotherapy for Teens: http://www.slj.com/2014/11/teens-ya/bibliotherapy-for-teens-helpful-tips-and-recommended-fiction/

o Teen Librarian Tool Box: Eating Disorders: Haunting the 615.85 Section (check out the numerous links at the end of the post): http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2015/12/eating-disorders-haunting-the-616-85-section-a-mhyalit-guest-post-by-believarexic-author-j-j-johnson/

o Canadian Research on Eating Disorders from the National Institute on Eating Disorders: http://nied.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Canadian-Research-on-Eating-Disorders-Updated-2017-Final.pdf

Suzanne Nesbitt

  • Educational Consultant
  • Libraries and Cultural Programs
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