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ERIC Number: EJ1073086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Understanding and Managing Eating Disorders in the School Setting
Hellings, Bridie; Bowles, Terry
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v17 n1 p60-67 Jul 2007
Children and adolescents suffering from an eating disorder will typically experience the adverse impact of such a disorder upon their education. These sufferers are often forced to defer their education whilst seeking treatment. However, there are a number of signs educators and school psychologists can look for to identify a student who may be struggling with an eating disorder, so as early intervention can be made to assist these students in the best possible manner. Based on a summary of recent research and literature, this article explains how eating disorders may be manifested in a school setting, how educators and school psychologists can help a student suffering from an eating disorder, and how schools can intervene to prevent eating disorders in students. Possible directions for future research in this area will also be explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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