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What is Family EDucation Day (FED)?

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When your kid has an eating disorder, it impacts everyone in the family. And there is so much to learn! You may have had a crash course in ED etiquette, but what about Grandpa? Aunt Susie? What about your other children? Your child’s best friend?

Do they understand what is happening? What helps and what hurts? Do you have the time, energy, and knowledge to teach them? Likely, you are just working hard to make it through the day with all meals and snacks completed!

Family EDucation Day takes place at your home or place of your choosing, with all up to ten people you select to learn about your child’s eating disorder. Mountain Counseling Works provides a half day of learning to prepare your extended family and friends to support you and your child through the long haul.

During the Family EDucation Day your family will learn:

  • That eating disorders are serious illnesses
  • How having an eating disorder impacts thinking and behavior
  • How to be helpful to you and your child
  • What types of comments or actions may make recovery more difficult
  • How and when to have difficult discussions
  • How to create a pro-recovery environment for your child