• September/October 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 7

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Addressing Eating Problems With Children in Foster Care

Experiences of trauma and loss may make children in foster care more vulnerable to eating- and food-related difficulties. A new paper, An Overview of Problematic Eating and Food-Related Behavior Among Foster Children: Definitions, Etiology, and Intervention, addresses these behaviors, reviews prevention and intervention strategies, and highlights implications for future research. The information is targeted for child welfare workers who may encounter these eating patterns and problems in practice. The paper also looks at ways to incorporate strategies for encouraging healthy nutrition among families.

Written by Carolyn M. Casey, Catherine Cook-Cottone, and Meredith Beck-Joslyn, the paper is available on the Buffalo State College website:

http://www.bsc-cdhs.org/ecdsseep/collegerelations/Cooke-Cottone%2010/FinalReportASId43.pdf (73 KB)

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