F A M I L Y C A R E & E D U C A T I O N C O M M U N I T Y
Here is just a sample of what is coming soon.
By now, you know all too well that there are no quick fixes for an eating disorder.
You're exhausted. Overwhelmed. Some days, caring for a loved one with an eating disorder feels like a futile, uphill battle. We get it -- and you're not alone. This new program is being created to help exhausted families get through the long haul of helping their loved ones get better, one day at a time.
Barbara Dale Hanes
Building Long-Term Strategies
Families who learn about the emotions and perfectionism behind eating disorders -- and how to counter those emotions -- are better equipped to make continuing, tangible progress. Building knowledge and skills with the support of experts and peers can give families the resilience and long-term strategies they need to help their loved ones -- and still take care of themselves in the process.
The Duke Center for Eating Disorders has created the Family Care and Education program to provide families with expertise, support and reassurance they can access from home.
By going through this learning process and developing crucial communication and coping skills, your family can actually emerge stronger and closer than before.
How It Works
Our learning portal consists of several components that are designed to work together and reinforce each other.
Join weekly parent group sessions, moderated by one of our Center therapists. These live, web-based sessions give participants the opportunity to interact, in real time, with other parents facing the same challenges. Parents share ideas and the moderator guides the group discussions for maximum benefit to all.
Online Educational Workshops
Sign up for online workshops designed to help family members better understand eating disorders and develop strategies for managing the day-to-day hurdles involved with an eating disorder. Participants can move through the modules at their own pace.
Moderated Message Boards
Take advantage of message boards moderated by professionals who will answer your questions within a 1 business day time frame as well as moderate the content of dialogues to ensure the accuracy of information being shared. This component enables participants to connect directly with other families.
We know how difficult this journey is and we are excited to be planning a new, more flexible and accessible support community to help you along the way. More information soon.
This project, led by Dr. Nancy Zucker, Director of the Duke Center for Eating Disorders,
is being made possible thanks to the generous support of the Brody Brothers Foundation.