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Free Eating Disorder Webinars for LGBQT Teens and on Mentoring

On January 12, 2010 the National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) invites LGBQT youth service providers and educators to learn more about the unique ways eating disorders affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender youth. Other topics include current research, and program ideas to implement in addressing this issue.

This webinar will be guest hosted by the National Eating Disorder Association and will be a great first step in becoming involved in the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 21 – 27, 2010. Register for free, and submit your questions in advance.

To register:

On January 13, 2010, Doris Smeltzer, MA, author and co-founder of Andrea’s Voice, a NEDA Network Member, will present a FREE teleconference from 8-9:15 pm (Central time) for MentorConnect on “Finding Your Voice for Change.” RSVP at

Doris Smeltzer, MA, lost her beautiful daughter, Andrea, to bulimia when Andrea was only nineteen years old. In the almost eleven years since Andrea’s passing, Doris has worked tirelessly to advocate for awareness and education of eating disorders through Andrea’s Voice Foundation, the non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Tom. She is a passionate advocate of Health at Every Size (HAES) and author of a moving book about Andrea’s struggles called Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia. More recently she is developing an educational curriculum based upon her popular 14-week radio series, Savor Yourself…Beyond Skin Deep.