Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are serious and complex illnesses that affect a child’s emotional and physical health. Participants will learn to recognize risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders. Caregivers will learn how to implement appropriate intervention strategies as part of the child’s treatment team.
Initiate conversations with your child by using everyday opportunities to create an open environment for discussion. Learn 10 tips for
talking with kids about tough issues. Parents need to be honest, patient, and giving of undivided attention. You can set reasonable expectations by instilling a sense of values and moral principles.
Parents will learn how they can assist their child with the challenges of the day by learning about technology, such as cyberbullying and sexting. Do you know how pop culture sexualizes young children and do you understand the social cruelty among children? Come
learn how to diffuse aggressive behavior, learn to communicate about tough issues, and how to instill the sense of values and moral
principles you want.
Participants will understand the concept of “safety” in the child welfare system; understand the concept of “permanence” in the
child welfare system; understand the concept of “well-being” in the child welfare system; know the legal mandates of the child
welfare system; understand requirements of the Adoption and Safe Families Act; know how the role of child welfare agencies has
changed over time; understand the general rationale and process for decisions making within the child welfare system; understand
the potential effects on them of becoming involved in the child.