Eating Disorders in Children: It’s a Family Problem



This interactive webinar will provide training on disordered eating or eating disorders in children. Parentings/parents also play a large role in children with eating issues or patterns that can be a form of disordered eating; However, many of the questions that surface in working with parents and children will be answered and discussed in this training. Topics will include children’s and parent’s perspectives and how family rules around the dinner table shape eating habits and routines beyond childhood. Additional topics of focus will be signs of eating disorder/disordered eating development, how when to be concerned it is more than a childhood eating issue, and how focusing on building self–esteem and body image positivity as a family unit can help reduce unhealthy relationships with food and worse, a fully developed eating disorder.


  • Define the types of eating disorders that develop in children/childhood.
  • Define and discuss parent concerns of childhood obesity, overeating, picky eating, rewarding with foods, etc.
  • Identify behavior patterns that are likely to generate issues with eating habits, self-esteem, and body image concerns in children.
  • Explain how family/parent roles and behavior patterns can influence children to develop disordered eating habits.
  • Discuss new options to help parents and families reduce food rules and behavior patterns that can reduce eating disorder development.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
OCDP BOARD # 50-29024
FCB # 5387-A

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      Eating Disorders in Children: It’s a Family Problem

Ms. Jennifer Roofner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC). She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she completed honors work in eating disorder research. She completed her Master’s of Social Work degree and graduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Following her completion of Graduate School, she worked in various treatment centers before opening her own private practice in 2017. She has also completed certification beyond her licensure to specialize in both intuitive eating counseling and eating disorder treatment. Ms. Roofner also provides telehealth services and is licensed in 10 states to ensure access to care is in place for those in need, even in the most rural of areas.


Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 PM EST.

5:30-7:30 Central Time