EDV encourages a whole school approach to eating disorders. A whole school approach involves everyone including students, teachers and staff, and parents.
It should include a clear policy with regards to what strategies a school will employ for the prevention, early intervention and management of eating disorders including professional development, curricula, and engaging parents. EDV believe this approach is key to early intervention/intervention efforts because it offers a more integrated community response to the needs of young people.
ED101: for School Staff
A 90 minute workshop designed to provide staff with some basic information about eating disorders, including:
- Eating Disorders – a brief overview of types, risk factors and warning signs
- The role of body image, dieting and the media
- Factors that can protect against the development of an eating disorder
- The importance of early intervention
Suitable for all school staff (maximum 30 people)
ED102: Approach, Communicate, Connect
2hr workshop includes education and role playing. Suitable for the staff and parents.
- How to build communication skills to approach someone they are concerned about connect them with support.
- In depth overview of treatment pathways
- The role of different health professionals
- How to identify if someone needs crisis support
ED103: Support and Strengthen Recovery
2hr workshop for staff and parents who are interested in understanding more about eating disorder treatment and how we can support people through recovery. Learn:
- In depth education on the physiological and psychological effects of eating disorders
- How we can prevent their development and the importance of treatment
- Why and how eating disorder treatment can help people recover
- How you can play an important role in supporting and strengthening this journey
Should I Say Something for School Staff
A comprehensive 4-hour early intervention workshop designed to give staff a good understanding of eating disorders, particularly the warning signs and how to approach students they may be concerned about. This workshop is based on the Eating Disorders: First Aid Guidelines (2008). It covers:
- Eating disorder types and prevalence
- Risk factors
- Warning signs
- Treatment options
- Referral and support options
- How to approach and support someone who is at risk of developing or experiencing an eating disorder
Suitable for all school staff (maximum 20 people)