Practicum Question to Consider: Support GroupsPosted: November 1, 2011
So, for my practicum presentation tomorrow I have been looking at different support groups on the internet. Specifically, I have looked at support groups for those that are suffering from eating disorders and also “support groups” that encourage people to engage in eating disorder to stay thin that are known as pro-ana websites.
The question that I have thought of to be considered during our presentation tomorrow is as follows:
What may chose people to chose to go to a pro-ana website instead of a support group to help them get better? What are the characteristics that each of these different types of support websites have that may attract visitors and people to join and stay with their community?