Welcome, REbeL parents!
REbeL is a peer education program that focuses on promoting positive body image, self-esteem, and combating factors that limit our youth’s potential and in some cases, put adolescents at risk for developing an eating disorder — such as dieting, the drive for thinness in girls and the drive for muscularity in boys, the damaging effects of the media, and bullying, to name a few. We strive to develop adolescents into kind, self-assured, media literate individuals who focus more on who they are rather than what they look like. We equip them with leadership skills and confidence, and we empower them to be agents of positive change in their schools and local communities.
Resources for Parents
Here you will find a number of resources related to body image, eating & weight, eating disorders, and media literacy. We’ve also included additional information about REbeL and recommended reading. This page will continue to evolve overtime. If you would like more information on a particular subject, please let us know.
We do provide a number of resources related to eating disorders. We aim to increase public understanding of eating disorders to combat stigma and to provide guidance in knowing what signs to watch for, expressing your concerns, and seeking help. If you would like additional resources related to eating disorders or a list of local providers, please contact Jessica, the Program Director.
For more information about REbeL or if you would like to learn how to get more involved, please visit our website.