What Do I Do When Teenagers Struggle With Eating Disorders?

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-09
  • Publisher: Zondervan Publishing
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"There is no how-to manual when it comes to helping teenagers with the multitude of issues theyĂll face during their adolescence. Whether you work with teens or are trying to parent them, youĂve probably already run into a few things that you felt completely unprepared or ill equipped to deal with. You are not alone!In this hard-hitting series of books, youĂll find answers to the difficult questions you face when challenges arise. Knowing that ninety-five percent of all the people with diagnosed eating disorders are teenage girls, itĂs likely that youĂll encounter this issue if you interact with teens. In What Do I Do When Teenagers Struggle with Eating Disorders?, Dr. Steven Gerali will help you:Ď Understand eating disorders, along with the underlying issues that typically contribute to the disordersĎ Recognize warning signs that may mean a teen is developing an eating disorderĎ Realize the role and responsibility the Church has to mobilize help for teens with eating disordersĎ Create interventions when teens or their parents deny the problemĎ Develop a referral strategy for teens who need help addressing their eating disorderIn this practical book, youĂll discover how to identify and help a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, and youĂll find plenty of resources for help beyond what youĂre able to give."

Author Biography

Dr. Steven Gerali is a speaker, professor, and counselor recognized around the world as an expert in the field of adolescence and youth ministry. He's the author of Teenage Guys and two books for students. Before becoming a professor of youth ministry Steve served for more than 25 years as pastor of student ministries in churches in Arizona and Illinois. The father of two grown daughters, Steve currently lives in southern California with his wife, Jan.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Understanding Eating Disordersp. 11
Scope of This Issuep. 13
Myths about Eating Disordersp. 15
Understanding Adolescent Physical Developmentp. 18
Understanding Eating Disordersp. 20
Factors and Causes of Eating Disordersp. 22
Psychological Factors
Genetics and Familial Factors
Cultural Factors
Types of Eating Disordersp. 30
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Binge-Eating Disorder
Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Designated (EDNOD)
Common Symptomsp. 53
Guys and Eating Disordersp. 54
Effects of Eating Disordersp. 56
Accompanying Psychological Problemsp. 60
Family Stressp. 63
Understanding How Theology Informs Eating, Exercise, and Body Issuesp. 67
Basic Theological Starting Pointsp. 67
A View from Church History
Forgiveness and Redemption
Other Theological Considerations
Questions That Demand Theological Considerationp. 77
Aren't Eating Disorders an Issue of Gluttony or Vanity?
Is Fasting a Dangerous form of Self-Starvation or a Positive Spiritual Discipline?
Scripture Passages to Considerp. 80
Practical Tips and Action to Take When Helping Teenagers who Struggle with Eating Disordersp. 83
Giving Support to Struggling Teensp. 83
Creating a Safe Environmentp. 95
Fostering a Loving Community
How Should I Confront a Teen Who I Believe is Struggling?
Ministry to Families Who Have Struggling Teensp. 99
Personal Support for Parents
What if a Parent is in Denial?
Tips for Parents When They Engage Their Teenagers
Raising Community and Church Awarenessp. 109
Resources for Helping Teenagers Who Struggle With Eating Disordersp. 113
Resourcesp. 113
Online Resources
National and International Organizations
Written Resources and Media
Notesp. 119
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