The purpose of this fact sheet is to increase educators’ knowledge and awareness of how eating disorders can impact students and their learning. This fact sheet is a primary prevention tool to educate on warning signs, assist in early identification, and increase awareness about effects on self-image. It highlights the key medical and psychological concerns associated with eating disorders as they affect school-age children.
The Awareness to Action Guide is designed to provide a quick reference to assist in the identification of behavioral and health changes, general information on current drug trends, and moving forward with a plan to assist an educator’s student.
During the pandemic, eating disorder helpline calls increased by as much as 80% while the number of hospitalizations for adolescents with eating disorders more than doubled. Educators are often the first to identify signs of trouble in children and teenagers, and they can also be a powerful force in helping them get the support they need. That is why it’s important that they are able to recognize the signs of an eating disorder and know what to do next.
What’s the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating? When does dieting become dangerous? If you’re concerned about your child’s physical or mental health because of their relationship with food, how can you help?
Veteran and military families face many unique challenges. They may struggle with the stress of deployment (or coming home), parenting, finances, employment, or domestic violence. SFSC’s services are designed to help veteran and active duty families find community resources, support kids, build resiliency, develop effective parenting skills, and manage stress. SFSC understands the challenges of veteran and military families because our team has lived military service backgrounds – personally or through a family member. Our team of Peer Navigators and Clinical Case Managers understand what it means to be a veteran or active duty family. Who we serve We provide free support for all of Orange County’s military- and veteran-connected families with children, regardless of length of service, type of discharge, rate of disability, financial need or marital status. We also provide services to extended family members who are providing guardianship over the children of veterans, active duty and reservists. We want to hear from you For more information or to make an appointment, call (714) 953-4455, extension 661.