What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

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bulletLive Online Training

bulletThursday, October 26, 2017

bullet10:00 am-11:30 am Central Time

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$30 for non-YIPA members

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Roughly 30 million people suffer from eating disorders in the United States. These eating disorders do not discriminate based on gender, age, race, or culture and youth-serving organizations certainly encounter youth struggling in this area. Youth workers often miss the early warning signs when not properly trained.

It’s critical you understand what anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder look like and how they differ. As a youth worker, you are often the first line of defense when it comes to identifying signs of an eating disorder. This training is your opportunity to improve your knowledge, skills, and confidence about eating disorders.

By attending this training, you will gain a basic understanding of eating disorders. It is considered a primer for a more in-depth, in-person training at Melrose Center, an eating disorder treatment center (exact date TBD). Whether you just want the basics or prefer a deeper dive into eating disorders, sign up today.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of eating disorders in youth
  • Learn steps to approach and support a youth who may be struggling with an eating disorder
  • Understand how your own behaviors and attitudes about food, exercise, and body image can affect others

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Trainer

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Heather Gallivan, PsyD, LP, is the Clinical Director at Melrose Center. She joined Melrose in 2004 and has helped eating disorder patients recover and realize their full potential in all levels of care from outpatient to residential treatment. She is a passionate leader and teacher concerning the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, and how societal messages impact our beliefs and attitudes about food, weight, and body image.  You may have seen her passion for education and expertise on display in the local media or as a speaker at a state or national conference for healthcare providers. Prior to joining Melrose Center, Dr. Gallivan served 5 years in the United States Navy as an active duty psychologist. In addition, she teaches a course on eating disorders at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

 

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: Mental Health

Logistics

  • Live Online Training
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 1.5 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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