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ERIC Number: ED440332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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School-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Programs for Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents: A Review of Recent Literature.
Weinstein, Erica S.
This paper presents a review of 25 sources on school-based eating disorder prevention programs for pre-adolescents and adolescents. The sources used to collect the information include Search ERIC database, PsycINFO, InterScience, and Expanded Academic. A review of the literature concluded that the most effective method of implementing a school-based eating disorder program has been to use a comprehensive curriculum integrating primary and secondary prevention techniques. A small group context was the format found to be most constructive for girls with eating disorders due to its high relational characteristics. The research suggests that a comprehensive program should address such essential components as developmental education, life skills training, empowerment, media literacy training, and self-esteem enhancement. It encourages longitudinal research since change occurs rapidly during the developmental stage of adolescents, and aspects of the prevention program that are effective at one time, may not be at another time. (Contains 25 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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