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Hi All- hope you are managing through the holidays.  Holidays like these are hard, hard (sad) work when in the trenches.  I am thinking of you all. 

And want to let you know about the below opportunity:

The adolescent ED research unit at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario is testing a new online support tool and seeking parents to test it out and complete survey.  They are looking for caregivers/parents of children and adolescents between 9-18. Those of you who may be in early days of caregiving should give it a go (your feedback would be particularly useful as I believe they are intending to use with parents while on waitlist and at start of treatment): 

Link to online tools: 


Canped.ca was developed as a support tool for parents or caregivers of a child or adolescent (between the ages of 9-18) who may be suffering from an eating disorder or eating difficulties. It includes six different teaching modules on topics such as: What is an Eating Disorder, Medical Complications, Understanding Eating Disorders, Essential Components of Treatment, Supporting a Child with an Eating Disorder, and Meal Support. If you are a parent of a youth with an eating disorder or suspected eating disorder, please visit the Canped.ca website.

Research Study Summary

This study is being conducted so we can learn more about supporting parents and caregivers of a youth (between 9-18 years old) who may be suffering from an eating disorder or eating difficulties.

Participating in this study is voluntary, and will involve watching videos and completing questionnaires before and after watching the videos, and again 3 weeks later.


The total time involved in participating in the study is estimated to be 4 hours over 5 weeks.

D dx at 10 years old in June 2011. She is now 16 and happy and healthy.  We were IP for 8 weeks and then refed at home for what felt like forever.  We chased vertical growth for years...as is typical for the age.