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Counseling Adolescent Girls for Body Image Resilience: Strategies for School Counselors
Laura Hensley Choate
Professional School Counseling
Vol. 10, No. 3, SPECIAL ISSUE: TRANSITIONS (FEBRUARY 2007), pp. 317-326
Published by: American School Counselor Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42732525
Page Count: 10
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Because body image dissatisfaction is such a pervasive problem in adolescent girls, school counselors need to develop effective prevention programs in this area. In this article, a model to promote girls' body image resilience is presented. The model identifies five protective factors that contribute to girls' abilities to resist sociocultural pressures regarding thinness. Specific prevention and counseling strategies that school counselors can use to promote positive body image in adolescent girls are provided.
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