Topic: Morbid Obesity and the Potential of Low Academic and Low Career Outcomes
Leader: Kimberley Yang
Description: Educators and child social services often overlook low academic and low career outcomes associated with health related issues. One issue in particular is morbid obesity and the obstacles that can arise when one has to deal with this medical condition. Being morbidly obese is a condition that is easily noticed but is mired in various contexts of assumptions and expectations from society. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the basis for many reasons why morbid obesity can be a factor in low academic and career outcomes. This study is based on my private psychotherapy practice that evaluated adult (over the age of 18) patients who were seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight through surgical intervention. All the patients are required to undergo a psychological evaluation with standardized questions to be determined satisfactory or non-satisfactory for surgery. The study is based on a sample of 480 bariatric patients from 2012 to 2016.
Pre-Read: Adverse Childhood Experiences https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html
Location: Fifth Floor
Tech: No Computers or Cell Phones Please
RSVP by Friday, March 24th
Food: Subway Sandwiches
This seminar will be recorded and placed on Vialogues.
Producers: Gary Natriello, George Nantwi