F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

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mtkmbc4
I’m on a search for good websites or files to send to my child’s best friend and her friend’s family. They want to better understand my child’s eating disorder. (ARFID morphed to restrictive AN)
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Enn
I think that is absolutely wonderful that they wish to learn more. They sound like a great family! And your d has a great best friend!

I am not sure what you have already and if these fit your needs:
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/arfid

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-arfid-4137232
https://adayinourshoes.com/arfid/
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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mtkmbc4
Those are fantastic. I also forwarded this one so they can understand why we are controlling our daughters food choices.

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-family-based-treatment-fbt-for-eating-disorders-4052371
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Enn
That is a good one!
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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blondie
The BEAT website in the UK has some really good resources - including advice on how to support people with EDs, what to say/not to say as well as lots of other info....
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blondie
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/recovery-information/supporting-somebody
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debra18
The video on youtube:  Eating Disorders Meal Support
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ValentinaGermania
That is REALLY great, Toothfairy, thanks for that!
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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