Understanding Eating Disorders for Educators
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $365
Partner Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center
This course will address the mysteries related to Eating Disorders (ED) and strategies to address the problems. The nature of ED and warning signs and possible diagnoses of are explained. Prevention, risk-factors and causes of ED are presented. Treatment and professional medical care are explained for potential educator referrals. Understanding and supporting the recovery process are explored for managing ED. Approaches to working with family, friends and school professionals are presented for understanding ED issues. Educators will research the ED issues and develop writings or activities to improve understanding and address ED concerns that may arise in school settings.
1. Educators will learn about the general nature of eating disorders and how to spot the warning signs that may be related to eating disorder concerns.
2. Teachers will examine myths and misinformation that often surround the issues related to eating disorders and when unhealthy eating habits cross the line.
3. Educators will be presented with a variety of the numerous treatment approaches that exist and when medical care professionals or referrals may be needed.
4. Educators will learn about supporting students with ED as well as prevention and general awareness for other students and school community.
5. Teachers research ED issues, develop writings, lessons or activities that address
the understanding and/or prevention of eating disorders in school environments.
Unlocking the Mysteries of Eating Disorders by David Herzog, 2008, New York, NY: McGraw Hill. 246 pages.
Registration for Teacher's Learning Center (TLC) classes will take you to the registration form on the TLC website. Be sure to indicate you want the credit from NDSU.