Date: 12/13/2017, 9:00 am—1:15 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
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 including the origins of eating disorders, incidence in youth, contributing factors, and mental health issues. Eating disorders in specific populations are discussed including the prevalence in young females, obesity in children, and males. 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. Participants will also review case studies involving eating disorders.