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Peer Body Project

Lewis & Clark Wellness Services are proud to announce the launch of the Peer Body Project for fall 2019!

The Peer Body Project is an evidence-based prevention program, with research showing that it helps to reduce thin ideal internalization, body dissatisfaction, and other eating disorder risk factors among participants.

This unique program consists of four weekly discussion groups led by peer educators designed to help participants resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance standards/ideals of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of this unrealistic ideal.  Discussion groups are open to people of all genders who are impacted by feminine standards of beauty.  Staff from all departments within Wellness Services are collaborating with researchers in Oregon and Texas to implement and assess the Peer Body Project.   This Project is taking place at 60 colleges and universities around the country.

Groups are now forming and we plan to start the week of October 21st 2019 .  If you are interested in participating in the program as a group member, please follow this link and you will be contacted by a staff member within one week for more information.

We are also currently recruiting peer educators for spring 2020 as well as for the 2020-2021 academic year!  If you are interested in applying to be a peer educator, please click here.

If you need additional information please contact Dr. Robin Keillor at  rkeillor@lclark.edu.