Eating Disorder Peer Advisors serve as a campus resource to those students with concerns about themselves or friends regarding eating disorders, disordered eating/exercise, or nutrition. EDPA’s have been trained to provide advice, information, referrals and support to their fellow students with eating disorders or disordered eating. EDPA is a peer advising group sponsored by Dartmouth College's Health Promotion Department (in Dick's House).
TrainingEDPA training consists of students participating in a comprehensive training covering varied topics ranging from the physical and psychological impacts to the roles media and socialization play regarding eating disorders. Emphasis is placed on listening and advising skills so that students will be adequately prepared to serve as a resource and referral point for their peers. (See a copy of the job description.)If you are interested in applying for EDPA training in the Winter (2012) Term, download the EDPA Application (44KB MS Word Document), complete both pages and submit it to Kari Jo Grant via email by 4pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Winter training will take place during the 10A class period, beginning Thursday, January 5th and ending Thursday, March 1st. The next EDPA training will take place during the Summer Term 2012. The same schedule will follow for 2012-2013 (Winter & Summer training.) If you are interested in participating in a future training, please blitz “EDPA” and we will place your name on an interest list.Trained EDPA's who wish to serve as an active peer resource post biographical and contact information on the EDPA Blitz Bulletin. All interactions with EDPA's are considered private and are intended to help students help themselves. EDPA's are required to report contacts with students who seek their guidance using the EDPA Contact Report form (MS Word document, 44 KB). The form should be filled out completely and sent to the EDPA email account. For more information, contact EDPA@dartmouth.edu