Eating Disorders like Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder continue to be a problem in the United States and across the world. The development of these life-threatening illnesses is prevalent in adolescence and early adulthood. Current research has shown that one way to mitigate risk factors for the development of eating disorders can be done through prevention programs that incorporate media literacy and dissonance-based interventions in a group setting. However, communities of color, males, and the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) populations have been long neglected in eating disorder research, in general, as well as eating disorder prevention. The purpose of this project is to submit a grant proposal for the creation and implementation of a culturally competent, eating disorder prevention curriculum for students between the ages of 11-14 in the public school setting. The host agency for this project will be Family and Collaborative Services, which is a program of the Ontario-Montclair Unified School District that focuses on the mental health needs of their student population. Submission of this grant proposal was not a requirement for the completion of this thesis.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Campbell, Venetta|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Cultural Competence, Eating Disorder, Prevention, School-Based|
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