Eating Disorders

Preventing Eating Disorders in Teenagers:

A Non-Diet Approach to Food


May 9th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Student Center (18th Street Entrance)

Please join Oakland School for the Arts Education Support Team and Signe Darpinian for an educational training on Preventing Eating Disorders in Teenagers: A Non-Diet Approach to Food. Our presenter, Signe Darpinian, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She has a forthcoming book No Weigh!!! A Teen’s Guide to Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom, Summer 2018 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, in London.

She will present on the value of practicing Connected Eating for teens as well as parents.

After the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the factors that may play a role in the development of eating disorders
  • Detect early warning signs for eating disorders
  • Describe the basics for Connected Eating (a non-diet, Health at Every Size approach towards food)


The OSA Education Support Team endeavors to build capacity in our students, their families, and the Oakland community.  We hope to be able to contribute insightful recommendations that will improve, strengthen and help expand support for students with special needs. We provide resources, referrals, information and networking.  We desire to foster strong, solid working foundations between parents and the school, so that everyone who is invested in the education of a student is able to function as a team to obtain the best possible education for our students.


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