CHOC Mental Health Education Program | Eating disorders 101: The facts on how eating disorders impact youth

CHOC Mental Health Education Program

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This presentation will provide an overview of eating disorders that are common in children and teens. As part of the presentation, audience members will be able to identify hallmark symptoms of an eating disorder. The presentation will also teach caregivers, parents and the general public how to help children/teens foster a healthier relationship with food as well as with their body image in an effort to reduce disordered eating behaviors.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Time:  5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: Parents/General Community

Presenters: Baleska Alfaro, LMFT, Mental Health Therapist, CHOC Co-Occurring Clinic and CHOC Mental Health Education Program

Languages Available: English

Topic Age Range: School District Wide (Pre-K – 12th Grade)


  • Learn about eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, that are common among children and teens.
  • Understand how to help children and teens foster a healthy relationship with food and their body image.
  • Determine when a child/teen may need mental health services to address disordered eating behaviors.
  • Identify eating disorder resources for further questions about eating disorder symptoms and find mental health services that specialize in treating disordered eating behaviors.