Resource Library

Resource Library

Academy of Eating Disorder (AED)
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The Academy for Eating Disorders is a global professional association which provides opportunities in Eating Disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention. Their website provides information on different types of Eating Disorders, risk factors, consequences and treatment options.
Alberta Health Services: Calgary Eating Disorder Program
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Provides a body image resource collection and curriculum based lesson plans from grade 1 to grade 12 for school professionals
American Pregnancy Association: Eating Disorders during Pregnancy
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Talks about the effects of Eating Disorder on fertility and pregnancy and provides reproductive recommendations for women with Eating Disorders
American Psychiatry Association: Treatment of Patients With Eating Disorders
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Provides information about diagnostic criteria of Eating Disorders and treatment options for patients prepared for healthcare professionals. In order to access most material you need to register first.
Aurora Health Care: Risk Factors for Eating Disorders
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Provides information about the potential factors that might contribute to developing Eating Disorders including early puberty and certain professions; it also includes a Spanish translation of the article.
Avalon Recovery Society
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A women's drop-in centre, offering a variety of twelve-step meetings for those struggling with addictions, including Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous, and Overeaters Anonymous. To contact by phone, call: (604) 263-7177
BC Ministry of Education’s Special Education Resource Documents
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Resource guide on teaching students with mental health issues including Attention Disorders, Behavioural Disorders, Autism, FASD, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Suicide Prevention
Behavioural Tech: What is DBT?
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Compares Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Being Me: Promoting Positive Body Image (Action Schools BC)
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A resource designed to help elementary and middle school teachers promote positive body image among their students. The resource provides learning outcomes, implementation ideas, and resources, and each lesson can be completed in the classroom in about 20 minutes.
Body Image Health
Book
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Provides a model for healthy body image and curriculum materials for Grades 4 – 6. Lesson concepts and activities may be adapted for any age, pre-school to adult.
Brave Girl Eating
Book
by Harriet Brown Brave Girl Eating is a story that gets too close for comfort; it's an honest account of the toll anorexia takes on the writer's family and their tenacious, loving efforts to fight back.
Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia
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Brown shares her family's battle with the life-threatening challenges of her daughter's anorexia. She describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded pediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover using family-based treatment, also known as the Maudsley approach. By Harriet Brown
Breaking Free From Emotional Eating
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This book explains how to put an end to the anguish of emotional eating. By Geneen Roth
Calgary Eating Disorder Program: Promoting Positive Body Image
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Describes what body image is and how negative body image can tremendously affect health. It also provides ways for parents to promote positive body image in their children
Canada Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs: Eating Disorder
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provides a brief overview of eating disorder. It also provides links to treatment centres and therapists in Canada.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
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The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nationwide charitable organization that promotes mental health and promotes resiliency and recovery. They also provide information about Eating Disorders, causes and treatment options.
CBS news: Anorexia Nervosa
Video or Presentation
In this short video, Dr. Timothy Welsh explains the main features of Anorexia Nervosa, factors that contribute to the development of this disorder and treatment options.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:The Double Danger of Eating Disorders and Substance Use
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Talks about Eating Disorders and substance use; it also explains why it is difficult to find treatment options that address both problems at the same time
Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction(CARMHA): Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
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A comprehensive booklet on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in details. Chapter 11 talks about this therapy for Eating Disorder patients
Centre for Clinical Intervention: Laxative Misuse
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Describes the various types of laxatives and common myths about laxative use. It also talks about dangers of abusing these substances and ways to stop using.
Centre for Clinical Intervention: Overcoming Disordered Eating Part A
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This information package is designed to provide you with some information about disordered eating - how it develops, how it is maintained, and strategies to start to change the problem behaviours associated with disordered eating.  This info package is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  It is recommended that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module contains information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.
Centre for Clinical Intervention: Vomiting and Your Health
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describes why people adopt this behaviour and the common misconception about vomiting. It also talks about the dangers of chronic vomiting.
Centre for Clinical Intervention:Overcoming Disordered Eating
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Provides some strategies and techniques to change the thinking patterns associated with disordered eating. This info package is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence. Module 9 provides information in Relapse Prevention which includes progress checklist and maintenance plan
Coach & Trainer Toolkit (National Eating Disorder Association)
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The Coach & Athletic TrainerToolkit is a resource for staff who work in gyms, school settings, outside athletic groups, dance studios, etc. who would like to know how to support athletes who may be affected by eating disorders. It includes frequently asked questions and common myths about eating disorders, strategies for assisting athletes and much more.
Completely Gorgeous: Weight for Me
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A very interactive website that is designed to teach young people about body image,Eating Disorders, dangers of dieting and different exercise habits.
Contributing Factors & Prevention of Eating Disorders (National Eating Disorders Association)
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Provides a one page brief description of multiple potential causes of Eating Disorders
Courtney E. Martin Presentation to Professionals Recording
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Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop
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A renowned expert on binge eating shares proven techniques for conquering food cravings. By Cynthia M. Bulik, Bloomsbury Publishing; 2009, ISBN 0802717101
Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders
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This document, created by the Academy for Eating Disorders’ Medical Care Standards Task Force, is intended as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders.
Culture of Dieting and Its Impact on Adolescent Development PowerPoint
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We all seem to know the word “Diet”. Is this a new phenomenon? What is the impact of dieting on our youth? What can we do about it? (youth, parents, teachers, health professionals).
Culture of Dieting and its Impact on Adolescent Development Recording
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Demystifying Anorexia Nervosa: An Optimistic Guide to Understanding and Healing
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Defines anorexia, its causes, evolution, and treatment. Emphasizes the patient's role in recovery. By Alexander R. Lucas, Oxford University Press; 2008. ISBN 0195340809
Dialectical Behaviour Centre of Vancouver
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This is the website for the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy of Vancouver that provides services for clients.In their Blog section, they provide information about self-harm Baehaviours and how to stop it.
Disordered Eating and Obesity Briefing Document
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Recent evidence suggests that public health messages focusing on the benefits of weight loss or the consequences of obesity may inadvertently promote disordered eating. This document provides concrete recommendations for actions to reduce the unintentional harms that may result from obesity reduction policies and programs.
Disordered Eating and Obesity Briefing Document
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Recent evidence suggests that public health messages focusing on the benefits of weight loss or the consequences of obesity may inadvertently promote disordered eating. This document provides concrete recommendations for actions to reduce the unintentional harms that may result from obesity reduction policies and programs.
Disordered Eating: Facts for Youth
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Youth-friendly fact sheet about disordered eating - what it is, who is affected, and what are the signs and symptoms.
Eating Disorder Expert: Causes and Risk Factors
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Provides information about multiple contributing factors to Eating Disorders such as individual ,interpersonal ,and socio-cultural factors. Causes are categorized in separate pages.
Eating Disorder Help Guide: Pro-Ana Websites
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Explains about websites that are pro Anorexia Nervosa and their availability on the web.
Eating Disorder Nutrition (Full Video)
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Jadine Cairns, a Registered Dietitian in the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents at BC Children's Hospital discusses nutritional considerations for children and youth who are affected by eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Screening Quiz
Tool
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A new screening tool for eating disorders adapted from a peer-reviewed article.

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