ERIC Number: ED458462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Eating Disorder Prevention Programming.
Sapia, Jennifer L.
This paper provides information for school psychologists regarding the necessity and benefits of school-based prevention programming for students at risk for developing eating disorders (i.e., females). School-based programming is a cost-effective means of reaching the largest number of individuals at once and identifying those individuals requiring more intensive intervention services. The educational setting provides an ideal forum for monitoring and for follow-up services. The identifiable risk and protective factors associated with eating disorder symptomatology; the literature base regarding program efficacy; limitations of current models; and need for early school programming are all reviewed. A specifically designed risk and protective model of eating disorder prevention implemented with a sample of young adult females is described. (Contains 1 table and 28 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (Washington, DC, April 17-21, 2001).