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Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith provides training, advice and support to school based staff, and delivering individual and group interventions to children and young people aged 3 to 19. She has taught in mainstream and special education settings in and around London including a secondary pupil referral unit.

Elizabeth is the author of many resources, including books that tackle issues such as self-harm and bullying and which provide training materials for staff development. She writes Social and Emotional Learning Update e-bulletin.

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Elizabeth Smith

Eating disorders: laying the groundwork for positive discussion

Any lesson on eating disorders should be framed with clear, pre-determined ground rules and an emphasis on coping strategies, so you may lead pupils into a confident discussion. When addressing topics as sensitive as eating disorders, it is absolutely vital to establish clear rules before any...