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

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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sk8r31
I have just learned of this U.S. resource for supporting meals and coaching individuals as they step down from residential or IOP care.  One of my friends has used the program successfully with her young adult d.  They work with insurance and require an individual to have a treatment team.  They will do at-home, at-work, or at college coaching and meal support.

Might be a good resource to check out if you have a young adult heading off to college in the fall, and want to put a strong support platform in place.
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
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Enn
I think this is so great!
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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debra18
Would love to hear feedback from this if anyone uses this resource. 
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Suzanne
I reached out to this organization and found that no one was aware of FBT which made me nervous.  
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Kali
I had a conversation with the founder of the organization a few years ago when I was investigating options for after my d. left residential treatment and was making the transition to home. I liked what she had to say. They are primarily for meal support and require that a client have a team- therapist, psychiatrist, etc they are working with. The team can be anyone the client chooses to work with and they will coordinate with them also. Unfortunately at the time they were not yet able to take insurance so it was out of reach for us economically but I think it is a really brilliant concept. 

Kali
Food=Love
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sk8r31
If you hop on over to the ATDT-fb FEAST group, there are parents there who have used this service successfully, and you can ask your questions directly.
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
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