Self-harming behaviours - eating disorders

Audience Adults across children's services
Course Level 3
Hours 10

Learning criteria

  • Explain how secure attachment relationships contribute to developing adaptive behaviours and healthy eating patterns
  • Identify factors which contribute to developing maladaptive behaviours and eating disorders
  • Explain the benefits which children and young people may derive from eating disorders
  • Describe positive interventions in living and\/or working with children and young people with eating disorders

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how unmet attachment needs and childhood trauma can lead to eating disorders
  • Develop skills in working effectively with children and young people with eating disorders