Eating disorders frequently develop during childhood, adolescence and during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Children and youth benefit from screening for eating disorders for early detection and to identify those at risk of developing these disorders. The earlier an eating disorder and associated behaviors are recognized, diagnosed, and effectively treated, the better the long-term outcomes.
Effective eating disorder treatment is delivered by a multidisciplinary team composed of behavioral health/mental health providers, nutrition therapy providers and medical providers. Treatment consists of stabilizing the individual's medical and nutritional needs while providing mental health therapies. Use of family and youth peer support services is also encouraged when appropriate in the treatment cycle.
We are pleased to provide this training, funded by Mental Health Block Grant dollars, to impart essential knowledge about eating disorders and to increase the number of skilled providers in the behavioral health workforce.
Dates and speakers: Sessions are noon to 1:15 p.m. and include a 15-minute question and answer session. Unless otherwise noted, each session is eligible for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Registration is required to earn CEUs for each session. You will receive a Zoom link two hours prior to the lecture.
Regional Help and Resources for eating disorder treatment
June 8: Therese Waterhouse
Video Recording, June 8 lecture
NASW Evaluation Form
Dr. Waterhous will refer to these materials linked below, and you may want to reference them throughout the trainings over the coming months. Extensive review prior to the first webinar is not necessary:
July 13: Whitney Trotter
August 10: Therese Waterhous
August 31: Q and A with Therese Waterhous (not eligible for CEU)
September 21: Therese Waterhous
October 12: Melissa Grossman
November 16: Melissa Grossman
December 7: Therese Waterhous