With growing interest to address eating disorders in schools, educators are passionate about creating educational programs, but may not know the latest research regarding what is safe or unsafe for a school setting. In general, we follow this rule of thumb: When training faculty and staff, it is safe to train about the 6 types of eating disorders and how to intervene. When training students themselves, we recommend focusing on mentalfitness (protective factors), rather than…
Because all of the 6 types of eating disorders are serious and deadly psychiatric illnesses, mentalfitness, inc. has developed standards for leading eating disorders trainings in a school or university setting. 1. When Possible, Apply the “Tiered Training” Approach. After 8 years of developing evidence-based eating disorders trainings in schools, universities and medical institutions, we know it is safer to apply a “tiered” approach to eating disorders trainings in a school setting. This means employing…
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Mental Fitness, Inc. has created the only evidence-based approach to educating about eating disorders in the school setting.
I thought I would help clarify why we DO NOT recommend that students actually lead eating disorder educational programming in schools.
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A Strategic, Tiered Approach to Eating Disorder Awareness In Schools
Though many educators are aware of the importance of healthy body image, often we don't realize how they relate to self-esteem and to the myriad of mental health issues facing students. As this brief clip featuring Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED will show, individuals with a healthy sense of self find a balance between focusing on the confidence they feel from their abilities, their work, their hobbies, their personal relationships, their charity and outreach efforts and…
Affirmations — Teaching students how to change their negative thoughts is a powerful step toward conscious living and stress-management.
Mindfulness is a crucial part of stress management. A healthy option to offer students, so they can build an arsenal of coping skills to support their life.