Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapist
7150 Heritage Village Plaza
Gainesville, VA 20155
11703 Bowman Green Dr.,
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (571) 318-9141
GAINSVILLE OFFICE HOURS:
Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 2:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
RESTON OFFICE HOURS:
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School Prevention Program
Eating disorders are life threatening and reaching epidemic proportions. According to the
National Institute of Health, “10% of eating disorder sufferers die” and “86% report onset of illness by the age of 20.” Adolescents are at prime risk for developing an eating disorder and Alicia Ayvas, LCSW would like to help by extending resources and information through her School Prevention Program.
This is an age appropriate program created for the prevention, identification and intervention of eating disorders. The presentation involves Alicia Ayvas, an eating disorder specialist, providing information to students, parents, and/or professionals about the seriousness of eating disorders and how they can identify one in themselves or friends. Students will be asked to look at media messages and changes in society, while identifying the different disorders and discuss on why people develop eating disorders, why they are dysfunctional and life threatening, and healthy alternative cope strategies. It will also address what students/parents/professioanls can do if he/she suspect that a friend or family member has an eating disorder.
Please contact Alicia Ayvas if you are interested in her School Prevention Program or have any questions/concerns on presentation topics. This is a great way to educate and help students, parents, and/or professionals to identify and intervene in this life threatening and serious disorder.