Eating disorders are among the most frequently seen chronic illnesses found in adolescent females. In this paper, we discuss school-based prevention and intervention efforts that seek to reduce the impact of this serious illness. School counselors play a key role in the prevention of eating disorders and can provide support even when not directly involved in psychological or medical treatment. Because of their ability to play a leadership role in school-based prevention of eating disorders, school counselors are essential in facilitating a collaborative approach to the prevention of and intervention in eating disorders and their associated risk factors.
Giles, M., & Hass, M. (2008). Fostering a Healthy Body Image: Prevention and Intervention with Adolescent Eating Disorders. Journal of School Counseling, 6(13). Retrieved from http://www.jsc.montana.edu/articles/v6n13.pdf
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