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The Role of Social Workers in Prevention & Treatment of Eating Disorders

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Venue: AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
State: NSW
CPD hrs: 3


Organiser: AASW NSW & NEDC
Further information

02 9615 4005

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3 CPD hours

One million Australians have an eating disorder. These serious mental health disorders have complex physical, psychological and social effects. All health professionals have a role to play in early identification and response to eating disorders, to support the best possible outcomes for their clients. In addition, Social Workers can have key roles in supporting carers and in helping a person to work towards recovery and reintegration into school, work and community life.

This workshop will give AASW members key information they need to be able to successfully identify and respond to eating disorders within their Social Worker’s role. Through a blend of information provision, small group discussion, case studies and other activities, attendees will find out more about:

  • The signs and symptoms of different types of eating disorders;
  • Tackling common misconceptions;
  • Screening and assessment;
  • Treatment and the building blocks of recovery;
  • The Social Worker’s roles in the continuum of care.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Understanding of the core psychosocial challenges associated with all eating disorders;
  • Knowledge of key screening tools and how and when to use them;
  • Understanding of how to support and work effectively with someone with or at risk of developing an eating disorder, in a recovery-oriented framework;
  • Understanding of how to support and work effectively with a carer of a person with an eating disorder;
  • Knowledge of key referral pathways and options for professional support.

National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC)

This event is organised by the AASW (NSW Branch) in collaboration with the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) which is an initiative of the Federal Department of Health. NEDC’s purpose is to develop a nationally consistent, evidence-based approach to the prevention and management of eating disorders in Australia. The NEDC vision is that:

  • Eating disorders are a priority mainstream health issue in Australia
  • A healthy, diverse and inclusive Australian society acts to prevent eating disorders, and
  • Every Australian at risk should have access to an effective continuum of eating disorders prevention, care and ongoing recovery support.

Registrations close COB 28 September 2018.

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