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Eating disorders
A relationship-based approach to prevention and recovery

Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10

Children and young people who harm themselves present a real challenge to those who live and work with them. This course, with a specific focus on eating disorders, enables practitioners to recognise that all such behaviours are maladaptive responses which have served a purpose for the child.
This understanding provides learners with a platform for developing ways of responding in ways which can promote positive prosocial behaviours

Target audience: Adults across children's services

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand how unmet attachment needs and childhood trauma can lead to eating disorders
    1. Explain how secure attachment relationships contribute to developing adaptive behaviours and healthy eating patterns
    2. Identify factors which contribute to developing maladaptive behaviours and eating disorders
  2. Develop skills in working effectively with children and young people with eating disorders
    1. Explain the benefits which children and young people may derive from eating disorders
    2. Describe positive interventions in living and/or working with children and young people with eating disorders

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