Full course description
Cl# CD180i Eating Disorders in Children, Youth and Families 6 CEUs
Instructor: Paul Gibson, LCSW
Thursday, September 30 9 AM – 4 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Children, youth, and families involved in the child welfare system are at increased risk of eating disorders. This course provides an overview of eating disorders in youth and families including the origins of eating disorders, incidence in youth, contributing factors, and mental health issues. Factors impacting eating disorders are discussed including family background, race, and gender. The types of eating disorders in children, youth, and adults are reviewed including pica, rumination disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa. New disorders in the DSM 5 are discussed including avoidant /restrictive food intake disorder and binge eating disorder. Treatment approaches are provided for eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Issues impacting youth of color are reviewed including food deserts in urban areas and the targeting of junk food advertising to Black and Hispanic youth. 2017 CDC Youth Risk Behavior data related to dietary behaviors, physical activity, and obesity and weight control are provided. Participants will also review case studies involving eating disorders.