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